Student Scholarship Nominations

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.


  • Is this scholarship open to all students? Nominations for the spring submission are only accepted for OTA students. However, an additional scholarship opportunity is held prior to Fall Conference for OT students only. *Membership in the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association is required for consideration.
  • Must I be present to win? No. All submissions will be considered based upon merit. Winners will be announced at Spring Conference, but attendance is not required for consideration. However, ALOTA always encourages students to attend and offers a considerable student discount for members.
  • Does the scholarship only pay toward tuition? No, the scholarship is in the form of a check, which can be used to pay for textbooks, supplies, membership dues, etc.

Occupational Therapy Programs in Alabama

OTA Programs

Wallace State Community College
Laura Smith, MS, OTR/L, Program Director
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
801 Main Street, NW
Hanceville, AL 35077-2000
(256) 352-8307
[email protected]

OT Programs

Alabama State University
Department of Occupational Therapy
915 South Jackson Street
PO Box 271
Montgomery, AL 36101-0271
(334) 229-5056


Faulkner University
Dr. Amy Oliver, Program Chair
College of Health Sciences
Occupational Therapy Studies Program
5445 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL 36109
(334) 386-7284
[email protected]


Tuskegee University
Dr. Jannett Lewis-Clark, Program Director
Occupational Therapy Program
School of Nursing and Allied Health
71-271 John A. Kenney Hall
Tuskegee, AL 36088-1696
(334) 725-2385 or 727-8696
[email protected]

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Gavin Jenkins, Chair
Department of Occupational Therapy
School of Health Professions
1720 2nd Avenue South, SHPB 355
Birmingham, AL 35294-1212
(205) 934-3568
[email protected]

University of South Alabama
Dr. Donna Wooster, Chair
Department of Occupational Therapy
Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
5721 USA Drive North, HAHN 2027
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
(251) 445-9222
[email protected]