Occupational Therapy Scholarship Opportunities

American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF)

The 2022-2023 AOTF Scholarship Cycle is now open - Apply by September 29, 2022! Over 50 scholarships are available from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation and state occupational therapy associations. Applicants complete only one online form to apply for all qualifying scholarships.  See How to Apply for eligibility requirements.

For more information, please visit: https://www.aotf.org/Scholarships/Available-Scholarships

Questions?  View FAQ's or contact scholarships@aotf.org or 240-292-1125.


The Sherrie Glasser Mayrsohn, Metro Occupational Therapy Scholarship

The Sherrie Glasser Mayrsohn, Metro Occupational Therapy Scholarship was created by Michael Mayrsohn who is a member of Stony Brook’s Physical Therapy Class of 2012.  The Scholarship is in honor of Michael’s mother, Sherrie Glasser Mayrsohn.  Michael and Sherrie are both Owners and Directors of Metro Physical and Aquatic Therapy.  As of 2021, Metro Physical and Aquatic Therapy has 15 locations across Long Island and has expanded their practice to include Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology and Mental Health services.

Sherrie Glasser Mayrsohn, PT, MS, is widely known across her profession as being an expect in orthopedic, sports and geriatric physical therapy.  Sherrie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy at Stony Brook University in 1977 and went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy at the Institute of Graduate Health Sciences in Atlanta, Georgia.  Sherrie is an active member of ASSET (American Society for Shoulder & Elbow Therapists) and AIPT (American Independent Physical Therapy), the American Physical Therapy Association and the Northeast Women’s Health Student Group.  Sherrie has a great passion for working with the geriatric population, incorporating senior wellness, golf fitness and fall prevention.

Because of the Mayrsohn family’s exceptional affinity to Stony Brook, they have decided to establish a named scholarship to support deserving students in the Occupational Therapy program. 

Award Amount

Up to $10,000 per year in scholarship support to an Occupational Therapy program student.

Eligibility Criteria

The Sherrie Glasser Mayrsohn, Metro Occupational Therapy Scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student in the School of Health Professions Occupational Therapy program.  Students who are eligible to apply for and receive the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

A.    Be enrolled full-time as a graduate student in the School of Health Professions Occupational Therapy program as defined by Stony Brook University;

B.    Demonstrate good academic achievement as defined by Stony Brook policy;

C.    Preference given to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services based upon completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

a.     For graduate students who receive other donor-funded scholarships or other institutional support (such as tuition waivers), this may be used to support non-tuition expenses as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services, so long as it does not exceed the recipient(s) total cost of attendance.

b.    Non-tuition expenses typically include room and board, insurance, student fees, travel, books and supplies, personal expenses or other common non-tuition expenses as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.

D.    Additional preference given to first year graduate students, with the goal of renewing the Scholarship for all three years of the student’s participation in the Occupational Therapy program.

Scholarship application link will be posted when the next application is active in 2023.

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship or application process, please contact Jessica Rotolo at (631) 444-6870 or Jessica.Rotolo@stonybrook.edu.