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Accepting Applications for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Student Scholarship! Apply Today!

Two Occupational Therapy Assistant Students will chosen for two $500.00 Scholarship. Legible scholarship applicants must be enrolled in an OTA program within the state of Alabama and be an active Alabama Occupational Therapy Association member.

To apply:
1.) Complete the scholarship application. Click here for application.

2.) The Professional Development Assessment must be completed and emailed to [email protected] by your adviser or department chair. *Please note the Professional Development Assessment will not be accepted if received from a student email. 

Click here for the Professional Development Assessment

Application Deadline: January 17, 2020.

Scholarships will be awarded at 2020 ALOTA Spring Conference on February 8, 2020

 

Alabama Occupational Therapy Association OT/OTA Practitioner Awards

Please nominate your peers for an ALOTA Practitioner Award. All ALOTA Practitioner Awards are presented annually at The ALOTA Fall Conference. This is a great way to recognize professionals in our state who are making a difference every day. Please complete the application associated with the appropriate ALOTA Practitioner Award. (The application process will open in June of 2020 for 2020 Awards).

Elsie Holmes McKibbin Award

Honors an occupational therapist who has made considerable contributions to the body of knowledge of the profession. The award receives agency sponsorship to assist in the research expenses of the award recipient. The Elsie Holmes McKibbin Lecture (EHML) will be presented by the previous year’s recipient at the ALOTA Fall Conference.

Nominees for the EHML must have a minimum of ten (10) years experience. The recipient must have shared their knowledge through written and oral presentations. Nominees must be members of ALOTA.

Ann Cosby Service Award

Recognizes an advocate, member or non-member, who has made contributions to the advancement of occupational therapy and/or health care over a period of time.

OTR Award of Excellence

Demonstrates excellence in professional skills through a range of experience and depth of knowledge in OT theory, practice and association involvement. The award recipient must have demonstrated excellence in professional skills through a range of experience and depth of knowledge in OT theory, practice and association involvement. All nominees must be members of the ALOTA and have a minimum of five years’ experience.

OTA Award of Excellence

Recognizes COTAs who have contributed to the education and professional development of the members of the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association, particularly fellow COTAs. The award recipient must have demonstrated excellence in professional skills through a range of experience and depth of knowledge in OT theory, practice and association involvement. All nominees must be members of ALOTA and have a minimum of five years’ experience.

OT Student Scholarships 

The Alabama Occupational Therapy Association provides two $500 scholarships to occupational therapy assistant students at the annual ALOTA Spring Conference and three $500 scholarships to occupational therapy students at the annual ALOTA Fall Conference. Students will  must be an active ALOTA member, complete scholarship application, and have the Professional Development Assessment completed by academic adviser or Department Chair be concerned for a student scholarship.

 

If you have any questions regarding the ALOTA Practitioner Awards or Student Scholarships please contact the ALOTA Awards Chair Tracy O'Conner at [email protected].