OPERF | Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation

Chester Haddan Scholarship Fund

About Chester Haddan

Chester Haddan, CPO was the first President of the American Board for Certification of Orthotists, Prosthetists & Pedorthists.

About the Scholarship

The Chester Haddan Scholarship Program provides grants to individuals who are pursuing an education in orthotics and prosthetics through an O&P practitioner program. Each year the program awards $1,000 to a deserving O&P practitioner program student.


Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited O&P practitioner program as well as meet all of the the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Display leadership qualities
  • Contribute to their own education financially
  • Provide a recommendation from someone currently working within the orthotic and/or prosthetic profession

How to Apply

Students may apply directly for the scholarship, or a professor may nominate them. To be considered for the award, students must submit the following:

  1. A completed application (form below)
  2. A letter of reference
  3. An official transcript from your current academic semester, and
  4. Choose one of the two topics presented on the application and write a 200-word essay.

Chester Haddan Scholarship Fund Application


Submissions: submissions@operf.org

Schools must send the official transcript by January 31 to submissions@operf.org

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions about the Chester Haddan Scholarship, please contact the Academy at (202) 380-3663 or email submissions@operf.org.