OPERF | Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation

Ken Chagnon Scholarship Fund

About the Scholarship

The Ken Chagnon Scholarship Program provides grants to individuals who are pursuing technician education in orthotics and prosthetics. Each year the program awards $500 to a deserving O&P technician program student.


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

  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Display leadership qualities
  • Contribute to their own education financially
  • Maintain a GPA of at least 3.0

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. A 200-word essay addressing why they want to become an orthotic/prosthetic technician.

Ken Chagnon Scholarship 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 Ken Chagnon Scholarship, please contact the Academy at (202) 380-3663 or email submissions@operf.org.