Student Resources

North Carolina possesses a broad range of learning and training programs in Occupational Therapy. Below are links to programs across the state. Each individual site provides specific information on programs available.

NC Occupational Therapy Programs

East Carolina University
Allied Health Sciences
Belk Building Room 306
Greenville, NC 27858

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB 7120 Medical School Wing E
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Winston-Salem State University
601 Martin Luther King Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Lenoir Rhyne College
PO Box 7547
Hickory, NC 28603

NC Occupational Therapy Assistant Programs

Durham Technical Community College
1637 Lawson St.
Durham, NC 27703

Pitt Community College
PO Drawer 7007
Greenville, NC 27835

Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
401 Medical Park Drive
Concord, NC 28025
Phone: 704.403.1555
Fax: 704-403-2077

Scholarships & Funding

The following scholarships and funding opportunities are available for student members of the NCOTA. If you have specific questions on these opportunities, please contact the NCOTA at

NCOTA Scholarships

The NCOTA Scholarships and the McGraw Scholarship are administered by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF). To qualify for the NCOTA Scholarships, the applicant must be enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy curriculum in North Carolina, and must be a member of NCOTA at the time of application and at the time the scholarships are awarded (late spring/early summer 2009). One NCOTA Scholarship is designated for an OT student and one for an OTA student.

Applications for the 2008 scholarship are now available on the AOTF website: Applications for the 2008-2009 academic year must be completed online by November 11, 2008 at Midnight, Pacific Standard Time. Personal References must be completed online by November 21, 2008. All of the scholarship application materials are available on the AOTF website. Only one application is necessary for all of the scholarships for which an applicant is eligible. AOTF uses a single application form for all scholarships it administers, so students who apply are also considered for other scholarships. Student members are strongly encouraged to submit applications to AOTF.

The AOTF Scholarship Review Committee has made the following changes to the program:

  1. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit and leadership potential. Financial data will not be collected and therefore will not be a determining factor.
  2. No transcripts will be required.
  3. Personal references will be submitted online.


National AMBUCS™, Inc.

National AMBUCS™ has been awarding scholarships to therapy students in their junior/senior year in a bachelor’s degree program, or a graduate program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree for over fifty years. National AMBUCS™, Inc. will accept applications from Mid-January until April 15 annually; final scholarships winners will be announced in late June.

  • Applicant must be a citizen of the United States
  • Applicant must document financial need
  • Applicant must be accepted at the junior or senior undergraduate, or graduate level in Occupational Therapy, or four other therapy programs.
  • Program to which the student is accepted must present a curriculum ACCREDITED by the appropriate health/therapy profession authority.
  • Applicant must express intent to enter clinical practice in chosen field of therapy in the United States upon completion of course of study for which aid is requested.


For complete information on the AMBUCS™ scholarship program, please visit