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At Drake, we offer financial aid that is designed to reward your academic achievement and also to help meet your family’s level of financial need. You may find that you qualify for both merit-based and financial need-based awards. We make every effort to provide the most complete financial aid package to you in your first award notice. 

Please visit our Office of Student Financial Planning for all your general scholarship inquiries.

A number of scholarships are available for students in the Occupational Therapy Doctorate program from a variety of state, federal and non-profit agencies.  The following is a list of scholarships that students are encouraged to look into. 

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Schoarship Name Description Deadline

AAHD Frederick J. Krause
Scholarship On
Health & Disability

The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability is awarded annually to a deserving  student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (must be at least enrolled as a Junior in college) in an accredited university who is pursuing studies related to the health and disability, to include, but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities.

Visit their website for more information on this scholarship: http://www.aahd.us/initiatives/scholarship-program/

Mid Nov

Des Moines Social Club

$1,000 scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year to a female student who is currently enrolled as a full-time student in a college or universitym pursuing a degree in a health-related field.

January 19, 2018

Dorothy Main Memorial IOTA Scholarship

OTA is providing one scholarship to an OT student and one scholarship to an OTA student.

Application Link



Iowa Resources for Scholarships and Financial Aid

Arther J. Gallagher and Co. Scholarship

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Programs

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

FormSwift Startup Scholarship Program

Scholarships for women

Scholarships and grants for single mothers

Scholarships for women in health care

Scholarships and grants for Native American students

School Soup's Health Professions Scholarships

Scholarships for Health Sciences students and students with disabilities

Scholarship guide for Hispanic and Latino students

Scholarships for students from traditionally underrepresented groups (with links to scholarships for women, students with disabilities and LGTBQ students)

Scholarships and financial aid for Hispanic Students

Scholarships for students interested in careers working with aging adults

Scholarships for graduate students

Scholarships for students interested in Public Health

Scholarship and funding through ROTC

AffordableColleges.com guide to scholarships and financial aid for students with disbilities

MoneySavingPro helps students learn how to apply for financial aid

Scholarships and financial aid for Hispanic students

Scholarship searches

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May 3, 2018
A team of Drake and DMU students won the 2018 CLARION National Case Competition, held April 14 at the University of Minnesota.