OTAO Scholarships

Through the use of focused fundraising and donations, the Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon strives to support our OT/OTA practitioners and students. Each year, Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon (OTAO) presents different types of scholarships to students accepted to/enrolled in, an occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant program. We also support our OT practitioners. The amount available is based on donations received, dedicated fundraising activities throughout the year, and funds raised by the annual Scholarship Silent/Live Auction held the previous year at the OTAO Annual Conference. Applicants for our scholarships must be members of OTAO.

This year, we are presenting 10 full-conference scholarships to attend this year’s annual conference.

Applications Must Include

Professional resume with relevant experience, involvement with OTAO, interests, hobbies, awards and achievements. Resume will be evaluated on content and appearance.
Maximum of 500 word statement/objective as to why individual would like this scholarship.

Applicants Must Be

Student attending (or has been accepted) to an Occupational Therapy Program in Oregon OR an Oregon state resident attending (or has been accepted) to an out of state school in an Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, or
A licensed OT or OTA practitioner, AND
A Member of Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon

Timeline

Completed essay/application can be submitted any time after June 1st
Completed application must be received by the OTAO office by 8 am on Monday, September 12, 2016.
Applications will be read and “scored” in September, and recipients will be notified by mid-September.

OTAO Evaluation Criteria

Knowledge of Occupational Therapy (35%)
Contribution to the profession & OTAO (35%)
Presentation/composition (15%)
Potential for Success in school and in the profession (15%)

Application Scoring Criteria

4 = Excellent demonstrates exceptional understanding, application, and contribution to the OT profession
3 = Above Average demonstrates good understanding and application of the OT domain of practice.
2 = Average demonstrates the understanding and application of the OT domain of practice.
1 = Below Average demonstrates emergent understanding and application of the OT domain of practice.

Email Completed Application to: info@otao.com