The Tri-Alliance of the American Society of Hand Therapists, the Hand Therapy Certification Commission and the American Hand Therapy Foundation have established a scholarship in recognition of Mary C. Kasch, FAOTA, OTR, CHT.
Mary Kasch was a founding member and president of ASHT, president and executive director of the Hand Therapy Certification Commission and staunch supporter of the fundraising efforts of the Foundation. Mary's exemplary career reflects the highest standards known in our profession. She was an outstanding therapist, role model, visionary leader and dear friend to so many. She helped chart a course for hand therapy that we all enjoy today.
Mary wanted a well-deserving occupational therapist or physical therapist to receive a finacial scholarship to assist in the process of becoming a certified hand therapist. This award is proudly established to honor her request and recognize her contributions.
The scholarship amount will be a total value equivalent to $1,500. The award candidate must meet HTCC's general examination eligibility requirements or be eligible to meet the certification requirements by the time the exam registration is due. The candidate must be planning on sitting for the November 2013 or May 2014 examinaiton.
The appllication for this award is open from January 1st to March 1st. The award recipent will be notified June 1st and will be announced to the general public at the ASHT Annual meeting in the fall.
A link to the award description and application is posted on the HTCC, ASHT and AHTF's websites. You may also click here for a complete description of the award and to apply for the award you may click here.
An objective scoring system will be used by the Selection Committee to determine the recipient of the award. If you have any questions regarding the award please send an email to email@example.com or call 1-800-860-7097 and we would be happy to answer your questions.
If you would like to make a donation to the scholarship please click here to download a contribution form and mail to the American Hand Therapy Foundation or go the www.AHTF.org.