Alabama Occupational Therapy Association OT/OTA Practitioner Awards

Nominations are currently open for ALOTA Practitioner Awards and Occupational Therapy Student Scholarship. 

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.

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. 

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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. 

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OTA Award of Excellence

Recognizes OTAs who have contributed to the education and professional development of the members of the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association, particularly fellow OTAs. 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. 

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Student Scholarships Opportunities

OT Student Scholarship

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 & Retreat. Students must be an active ALOTA member, complete scholarship application, and have the Professional Development Assessment completed by academic adviser or Department Chair to be considered for a student scholarship.

Occupational Therapy Student Scholarships are not currently open. 

To apply:
1.) Complete the scholarship application. 

2.) The Professional Development Assessment 2022 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.  

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OTA Student Scholarships 

OTA Student Scholarship is not open for application at this time. The OTA Student Scholarship will be open in winter of 2023. 

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 Spring 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.

OTA Scholarships are currently closed

To apply:

1.) Complete the scholarship 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. 

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

 

See Previous Award Winners*

*History of awards has been compiled to the best of the board's ability.  Should you see any errors, needs for addition, or be able to fill in years we are missing, please contact us at [email protected]