S C O T A

South Carolina Occupational Therapy Association

SCOTA AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

Deadline: January 1, 2022

SCOTA Awards Criteria and Application

Lifetime Award

            This is the highest honor awarded by SCOTA. Individuals considered for this award have demonstrated distinguished and consistent service to SCOTA, the state of South Carolina, and the profession of occupational therapy. Nominees must meet the following minimum qualifications for award consideration:

·         Active employment as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant for at least 25 years

·         Active SCOTA member for at least 20 years

·         Served on the SCOTA board for at least 10 years

Lifetime award recipients receive lifetime SCOTA membership with all the benefits of active membership.

Long-term Service Award

This award honors an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant that has made a significant contribution to advancing the profession of occupational therapy in the state of South Carolina. Nominees must meet the following minimum qualifications for award consideration:

·         Active employment as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant for at least 15 years

·         Active SCOTA member for at least 10 years

Distinguished Practitioner Award

            This award honors an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant that has made notable contributions to the profession and consumers in the state of South Carolina within a focused area of practice. Nominees must meet the following minimum qualifications for award consideration:

·         Active employment as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant for at least 10 years

·         Active SCOTA member for at least 5 years

Distinguished New Practitioner Award

            This award honors an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant who has made notable contributions to the profession and consumers in the state of South Carolina within their first 5 years of practice. Nominees must meet the following minimum qualifications for award consideration:

·         Active employment as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant for at least 5 years

·         Active SCOTA member for at least 1 year

Distinguished Fieldwork Educator Award

            This award honors an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant who has demonstrated excellence in clinical education as a Level I and/or Level II fieldwork educator. Nominees must meet the following minimum qualifications for award consideration:

·         Active employment as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant for at least 2 years

·         Active SCOTA member for at least 1 year

Distinguished Non-Practitioner Award

            This award honors an individual or group that has made a significant contribution to the practice of occupational therapy in the state of South Carolina. Nominees for this award are not occupational therapy practitioners but demonstrate substantial support of SCOTA’s efforts to enhance the growth and development of the profession.

*** Award recipients are determined by majority vote of the SCOTA executive committee***

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