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Arthur W. Pense Scholarship

Offered by The Arc New York

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Dec 18, 2023
1 award worth

$3,000

Grade level

College & Graduate Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

January 2025

Scholarship Overview

Are you a New York resident passionate about a career in physical or occupational therapy? If so, you may be eligible for the Arthur W. Pense Scholarship! The scholarship is open to all New York State residents who are currently enrolled in a degree program in physical or occupational therapy. The scholarship is offered by the Arc New York, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving people with developmental disabilities and providing them with extraordinary life opportunities. It honors Dr. Arthur W. Pense, the NYS Assistant Commissioner of mental hygiene, who has worked on many programs for the benefit of the New York community’s mental health. Every year, one recipient is chosen to receive a $3,000 scholarship to go towards their postsecondary education. If you are interested in a scholarship opportunity to fund your physical or occupational therapy degree, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

The scholarship is open to New York residents enrolled in a physical or occupational therapy degree program. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

College & Graduate Students

Citizenship

US Citizens, Permanent Residents

Minimum GPA

No GPA requirement

Academic Interest

Healthcare, Public Health, Therapy/Rehabilitation

State

New York

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application and the below application materials.

Essay

Academic transcript

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to US Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact The Arc New York at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Arthur W. Pense Scholarship is not renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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