AZ Student Scholarships

Adelaide Ryerson Smith Memorial Student Endowed Scholarship

The Adelaide Ryerson Smith Memorial Scholarship is provided by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) for students living in Arizona and who are state association (ArizOTA) members.

“AOTF is a 501(c)(3) charitable, scientific, and educational organization founded in 1965. It serves the public interest by supporting occupational therapy research and increasing public understanding of the important relationship between everyday activities (occupations) and health. It accomplishes its aims primarily through grants and scholarships, through programs, and through publications.”

Please continue reading to better understand the details scholarship including eligibility requirements, dollar amounts given historically to students, when and how to apply, and how to donate.


Scholarships awarded to an occupational therapy student at the post-baccalaureate degree level or occupational therapy assistant level.

Students must be enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy education program and must be residents of Arizona, attending any curriculum in the state of Arizona. Students must be a current member of the Arizona Occupational Therapy Association.

How to Apply

AOTF accepts applications once a year. Scholarships available for academic years are announced in the fall of each year, and applications are accepted through late fall.

Visit the following link to learn how to apply for the Adelaide Ryerson Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship.

How to Donate

Please consider adding value to the The Adelaide Ryerson Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship so we can continue to provide needed scholarships to our OT and OTA students in Arizona. The larger the fund the more we can give back to students.

AOTF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization funded by private contributions from individuals, corporations, and other organizations.

Previous Amounts Awarded

The Adelaide Ryerson Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship dollar amount awarded varies from year to year based on a variety of factors. In general The AOTF scholarships range in value from $150 to $5,000. We have listed the previous years dollar amount allocated for your reference. However use this as a guide as the amounts will not be the same from year to year.

2018 – $1,000

2017 – $1,048

2016 – $1,048

2015 – $2,381