Applications for the 2024 Breece Fellowship Are Open

Published in Services on February 02, 2024

The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) has opened the applications for the 2024 Breece Fellowship. The George and Dena Breece Fellowship is a 10-week paid summer program based in Washington, D.C. This unique opportunity offers one or two selected fellows an immersive experience in understanding the intricacies of the orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) profession, policy, advocacy, and the functioning of not just NAAOP, but other O&P organizations as well.

“OPGA is proud and honored to once again support this year’s NAAOP Breece Fellowship,” said Adam Miller, President of OPGA. “This unique and impactful experience truly contributes to our profession by providing meaningful advocacy experience to its recipient. We are humbled to have the opportunity to play a part in this important initiative.”

For those aspiring to be part of this transformative experience, more information about the George and Dena Breece Fellowship and its application process can be found here. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a student looking to make a mark in the field, this fellowship promises valuable insights and a chance to contribute to the growth and advocacy of orthotics and prosthetics.

The deadline to submit an application for the fellowship is Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, at 12 a.m. ET. 

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