About the Aspelund Scholarship

Since the loss of our dear friend and active Steering Committee member, Kim Aspelund, POTAC has been accepting contributions to sponsor a scholarship in her name. Its purpose is to foster mental health practice and provide support to occupational therapy (OT) interns wishing to pursue a career in community and institution-based mental health practice.

The scholarship is for eligible students from Northern California schools of occupational therapy who will be participating in Level II fieldwork in a mental health setting serving clients with psychiatric disabilities.

If you would like to apply for this scholarship, please download the application and follow the instructions as directed.

Chair of the Kim Aspelund Memorial Scholarship Committee is Dr. Karen McCarthy, OTD, OTR/L (from Dominican University). Also on the Committee is Beth Ching, M.Ed., OTR/L (from Samuel Merritt University) and Jane Dressler, J.D., OTR/L (from Dominican University).


Click here to read the memorial for Kim Aspelund.

Download Application

POTAC Scholarship Application for 2017