Phoenix - Occupational Therapy Scholarships

Help our occupational therapy students meet a need in the Southwest.

An occupational therapist speaks with a patient.

It all starts with scholarships 

When you support occupational therapy scholarships in Phoenix, you help us form a new generation of students ready to serve a region direly in need of health care professionals. 

Scholarships help our students manage costs and make ends meet. But more than that, they give them a transformative sense of belonging, purpose and personal growth. 

Scholarship support weighs significantly in students' decision to come to Creighton.  

Tuition alone doesn’t fully cover what it costs to educate our students. In fact, it only covers about two-thirds of it. Most of our students receive financial aid or scholarships. Last year alone, Creighton awarded nearly 1,900 scholarships to students across all schools and colleges.  

Creighton Occupational Therapy

A leader in the field meeting a need in Phoenix.



Nearly 300 occupational therapy, physical therapy and pharmacy students in Phoenix.


in program ranking

Creighton is No. 15 in U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of occupational therapy programs.


in the nation

The first entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program and one of the first post-baccalaureate OTD programs in the country.

An OT student demonstrates assistive tech while her class watches.

OT in Phoenix 

In Phoenix (and elsewhere), our OT students and alumni strive to live a life of service, compassion and justice. Since 1985, our department has prepared professionals to translate the values of a Jesuit education into everyday practice.  

Creighton OT graduates are a tremendous asset to their patients and communities. Through scholarships, we can form and send even more of them into the profession. 

Your support of scholarships will continue to bring the best and brightest students to Phoenix and infuse the area with some of the most practice-ready occupational therapists in the nation. 

Meeting a need

Creighton’s 183,000-square-foot, $100 million campus — opened in 2021 at Park Central in midtown Phoenix — serves as a four-year health sciences school for hundreds of students in multiple health care professions.  

As Creighton prepares students for a workforce that demands innovative care and service amid a rapidly changing world, scholarships are the key to everything.

Contact a Director of Development  

Cody FuchtmanCody Fuchtman 
Senior Director of Development, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions 

Michael Zirulnik

Michael Zirulnik, PhD
Assistant Vice President for Phoenix Development 

OT student Caroline Schmidt

Making a difference

“The University plays a huge role in the community and gives students like me the chance to offer our skills to those most in need. I came to Creighton with the help of scholarships supported by donors like you. No matter how big or small, your gift makes a difference. Your support makes me want to succeed at Creighton because I owe it to you to do my very best.”

— Caroline Schmidt, occupational therapy

Creighton’s health sciences campus in Phoenix

The cutting-edge facility will enrich Creighton’s Jesuit education and transform health care in the Southwest.

Doris Norton and her late husband, John

Driven by tradition to transform the Southwest

Guided by their hearts and innovative vision, Doris Norton and her late husband, John, created a legacy of giving that continues to underscore their passion and commitment for shaping health care education and delivery in Phoenix and the Southwest.

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Student Pooja Varman

How scholarships change our students' lives

Every day, we speak with students about how scholarships have made their Creighton experience possible, how they’ve changed their lives and the lives of their families.

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