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 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 Lynne Andonian, Ph.D., OTR/L of San José State University. On the committee is Dr. Karen McCarthy, OTD, OTR/L of Dominican University of California, and Beth Ching, M.Ed., OTR/L of Samuel Merritt University.

Download Application for 2020–2021

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Click here to read the memorial for Kim Aspelund.