OT Grad Webber Awarded Prestigious Kansas Occupational Therapy Association Scholarship from AOTF

Andrea Webber, a spring Master of Occupational Therapy graduate, has been awarded the prestigious Kansas Occupational Therapy Association Endowed Scholarship from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation.

The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to one occupational therapy student from the state of Kansas. Applicants must be members of the Kansas Occupational Therapy Association.

She has partaken in research and has public speaking experience in both pediatric occupational therapy and scientific diabetes research. Webber has also performed clinical and research work with homeless young children and mothers in community early intervention settings.

Webber has publications in Diabetes Research in May 2013 and AOTA Evidence Exchange in July 2012. She presented her poster “Childhood Neglect, Implications for Occupational Therapy: Awareness, Advocacy and Intervention” at the AOTA Conference in April 2014 based on her master’s-level research.

The 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 and health. It accomplishes its aims primarily through grants, scholarships, programs and publications. For more information on the AOTF, see aotf.org/.

For more information on the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, see ot.slu.edu.

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