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Indiana University automatically considers all health sciences students for campus-based . The school’s portfolio of scholarships is made possible by generous funding from alumni, friends of education, foundations and private corporations. Investing is the future of medicine honors benefactors and memorializes individual scholarship namesakes. Financially needy and academically deserving candidates are selected to receive awards like:

Occupational Therapy Caldwell Hall 111ULM Campus700 University AvenueMonroe, LA 71209

After successful completion of this examination, the individual will be a Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR). Many states require licensure in order to practice; however, the majority of state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

ULM's OTA program is one of only three in Louisiana

90% of the OTA practitioners in the northeast Louisiana Region are ULM graduates

Many scholarship applications will consist of a personal essay designed to let the review board know a little about you and your goals for the future. It here that you will have the opportunity to talk about your family background, your accomplishments both in the classroom and in your community and your goals for college and beyond. Your essay should be truthful and heartfelt while it promotes the best aspects of your character and motivations. Here is your chance to make your case for why YOU should win the coveted scholarship.

Step 5. Enter Coursework/Check Prerequisites

Enter all of your paid or volunteer physical therapist (PT) observation hours on the application. If you have observed a physical therapist in more than 1 setting, select “add new entry” for each additional experience. Hours must be verified by a PT. You can complete electronic PT signatures (strongly preferred), or you can have physical therapists upload paper signatures if internet access is limited.

You may contact these organizations for further information:

After submitting the full application, applicants will need to allow at least a month for processing. Once applications are processed, applicants must wait for notification from the Physical Therapy department as to whether they are moving on to Stage II with an interview. If not denied after completion of Stage I, applicants may receive an invitation to interview for a spot in the program. Please refer to . Deadline for Admissions is October 2nd.

Step 6. Submit Volunteer/Observation/Paid PT Hours

*If you are unsure about a course counting for a certain prerequisite, please contact Dr. Kelly Moore in the PT Department () for clarification* Be sure to send a course description and your unofficial transcript.

Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

Report all United States and Canadian coursework attempted exactly as it appears on your official transcripts. You must include all attempted, failed, repeated, and withdrawn college courses.

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International Applicants must submit TOEFL Scores. If English is not your first (primary) language, you must submit official TOEFL scores to TOEFL code 5312 by the application deadline. TOEFL scores cannot be more than two years old.