AOTF Scholarship Program

Over 50 scholarships are available this year from AOTF and its collaboration with state occupational therapy associations. The scholarships range in value from $150 to $5,000.

Applicants must be currently enrolled full time in either a professional occupational therapy educational program or an occupational therapy assistant program and must meet all eligibility requirements.

The Chris Ebbers Endowed Scholarship was established in 1993, and it is designed to directly benefit South Carolina OT students. The award criteria stipulates that scholarships are awarded to one occupational therapy student and one occupational therapy assistant student within the state of South Carolina. 

Congratulations to past Chris Ebbers Endowed Scholarship Scholarship Recipients: 
Ashlyn Baxley, Medical University of South Carolina – 2017
Danielle Kapustka, Medical University of South Carolina – 2016
Kelly Ramey, Trident Technical College – 2016
Patee Tomsic, Medical University of South Carolina – 2015
Danielle Lynch, Medical University of South Carolina – 2014
Lauren R. Wengard, Medical University of South Carolina – 2013
Jessica Newton, Medical University of South Carolina – 2011

For more details see the AOTF website: https://www.aotf.org/Scholarships


ACADEMIC EDUCATION


Medical University of South Carolina
Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy

Lenoir Rhyne University
Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy


Trident Technical College
Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate Degree

Greenville Technical College
Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate Degree


South University - Columbia
Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate Degree

Piedmont Technical College- Newberry
Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate Degree

Professional Honor Societies

Pi Theta Epsilon, National Honor Society for Occupational Therapists
Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE) is a specialized honor society for occupational therapy students and alumni. Its mission is to promote research and scholarship among occupational therapy students. PTE recognizes and encourages superior scholarship among students enrolled in accredited educational programs across the United States.
https://www.aotf.org/Pi-Theta-Epsilon

Alpha Omega Tau, National Honor Society for Occupational Therapy Assistants
Alpha Omega Tau (AOT), under the guidance of the OT Leaders & Legacies 
Foundation, is now taking chapter applications from fully ACOTE accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Programs. AOT is a specialized honor society for students and alumni of OTA programs, who have demonstrated superior scholarship, leadership, and service. Students and alumni must meet rigorous academic achievement requirements, be nominated by program faculty and complete application materials for review by a chapter review board. By establishing this honor society, AOT is supporting excellence in occupational therapy, fostering continued growth of those it recognizes, and offering a vehicle for member information exchanges and collaboration for professional occupational therapy scholarship, service, and leadership activities. For more information, please contact the National Coordinator, Kathryn Melin Eberhardt, at aotkeberhardt@gmail.com. Follow AOT on Instagram at aot2019hs and Facebook at OTA Honor Society TALK. Also, check out the AOT webpage and resources at www.otleaders.org by choosing the OTA Honor Society on the left hand side.

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