SCOTA AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

Deadline February 1, 2019

Lifetime Award:

This is the highest honor awarded by SCOTA. Individuals considered for this award have distinguished themselves through years of consistent service toward SCOTA, the state of South Carolina, and the professional of occupational therapy. The recipient is selected and approved by the majority vote of the SCOTA executive board. Through involvement in SCOTA and years of professional dedication the recipient of this award has:


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Aided the public to better understand OT Aided other professional disciplines to understand OT 

Became an adept interpreter of the function and objectives of SCOTA

•Consistently contributed to SCOTA for a time period


Minimal Qualifications: (The nominee must meet all of these criteria)

•Actively employed as an occupational therapist for at least 25 years
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Active member of SCOTA for at least 20 years and at time of award
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Served as an officer or committee chair for at least 10 years

Benefits:
Lifetime membership in SCOTA without continued payment of dues
Shall receive all benefits of active membership


Long Term Service Award:
The purpose of this award is to honor either an OT or OTA who has made a significant
global contribution to the profession of occupational therapy in the state of South
Carolina. The recipient of this award has made a significant impact on the growth and
development in all areas listed as follows:

  • Actively involved to help the public better understand occupational therapy
  • Actively involved in advancing the occupational therapy profession
  • Actively employed as an OT or OTA in South Carolina for at least 20 years
  • Active member of SCOTA for at least 10 years and at time of award


Distinguished OT Award:
The purpose of this award is to honor either an OT or OTA who has made a notable
contribution to the profession and consumers in South Carolina in a focused area of
occupational therapy practice. The recipient of this award meets the following criteria:


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Identify the specific area of practice where contributions have been made
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Actively employed as an OT or OTA for at least 10 years
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Active member of SCOTA for at least 5 years


Distinguished New OT Practitioner Award:

The purpose of this award is to honor either an OT or OTA who has, within their first 5 years of practice, made notable contribution to the profession and consumers in South Carolina in occupational therapy practice. The recipient of this award meets the following criteria:

  • Identify the specific contributions that have been made by the candidate
  • Actively employed as an OT or OTA for 5 years or less
  • Active member of SCOTA at time of award


Distinguished Fieldwork Educator Award:

The purpose of this award is to recognize an OT or OTA who has demonstrated excellence in clinical education as a fieldwork educator in Level I and/or Level II fieldwork experiences for occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant students. 

  • Please include a description of why this FWE deserves this award. 


Distinguished Non-OT Award:
The purpose of this award is to honor and recognize either an individual or group who
have made a significant contribution and support to SCOTA to enhance the growth and
development of occupational therapy in South Carolina.

  • Please include a description of why this individual or group deserves this award and the contribution they have made and/or support they have provided. 

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