Other Educational Opportunities


Name: Catherine Verrier Piersol, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Position: Department Chair & Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy

901 Walnut Street, 6th Floor
Suite 644
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Scholarships & Fellowships

For more information, contact Audrey Zapletal, OTD, OTR/L, CLA.

Scholarship Opportunities

Graduate Research Assistantships (Graduate Education Merit - GEM)

What: A professional development opportunity for full-time graduate students who have demonstrated financial need. Students participate in activities that support the Department of Occupational Therapy’s commitment to practice, research and community service. GEM students support OT faculty in programming, research and teaching activities. Sometimes they assist faculty in implementing OT into new community-based practice arenas.

Client Population: Depends on setting.

Student role: Depends on setting.

Outcomes: Students find this experience valuable in helping to increase their skills as entry-level practitioners and researchers.

When: During College term, designated number of hours (5-18hr/week) based upon award amount