Hanger Foundation announces the creation of the Hanger Foundation Diversity Scholarship as part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion in the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) profession.

“Research has shown that clinicians of color are underrepresented within the O&P industry. It is our vision to help equip students from more diverse backgrounds with the tools they need to pursue a career in O&P. The Hanger Foundation is committed to this cause, and we look forward to building on the new program for years to come.”

— Hanger Foundation Executive Director, Gloria Gonzales Dholakia, PhD

Supplement Costs, Spur Recruitment

The scholarships will supplement the cost of the 2-year Masters of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics (MSPO) program and will offer a 2-year mentorship with the option of pursuing a residency with Hanger Clinic. Beginning this fall, the Hanger Foundation will issue the scholarships directly to a number of universities across the nation to help recruit underrepresented students of color into the O&P profession.

“By aligning with the Hanger Foundation on this important initiative, Hanger is committing to help build a more inclusive profession to better serve our patients. Our hope is that others will join us in actionable steps to help enact meaningful change within the healthcare profession.”

— Hanger President and Chief Executive Officer Vinit Asar

For more information, visit Hanger Foundation.

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