Hanger Foundation Announces Scholarships to Help Promote Diversity in O&P Graduate Programs
Beginning fall 2021, the Hanger Foundation will issue scholarships directly to a number of universities across the nation to help recruit underrepresented students of color into the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) profession.
Since 2015, the Hanger Foundation has donated nearly $1.4 million to local and national organizations serving a variety of communities, including people with limb loss and limb difference, and other physical challenges. Today, the Foundation announced the launch of the Hanger Foundation Diversity Scholarship program as part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion in the O&P profession. The new program will diversify the Foundation’s offerings, while still committing to advance communities by supporting charitable organizations that help people with limb loss, limb difference, and other physical challenges.
The scholarships will supplement the cost of the two-year Masters of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics (MSPO) program and will offer a two-year mentorship with the option of pursuing a residency with Hanger Clinic.
The goals of the program are to:
- Equip students from diverse backgrounds with the tools they need to successfully pursue a career in the O&P profession.
- Attract more diverse candidates to O&P graduate programs by raising awareness of MSPO program offerings at the undergraduate level.
- Build a more inclusive profession to better serve all.
To learn more about the Hanger Foundation and to donate, visit HangerFoundation.com.
Hanger’s Diversity & Inclusion Pledge
At Hanger, we are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and empathy. Read our Diversity & Inclusion Pledge, and join our efforts as we take meaningful action to contribute to the dismantling of systemic racism, interrupt bias, and in turn, create a more inclusive profession to better serve all.