MOTA Awards and Scholarships
Applications for the 2012 scholarship's are due by October 8th 2012. Applicants for either scholarship must be a member of the Missouri Occupational Therapy Association. The students must be currently enrolled in an accredited Occupational Therapy program. The scholarship winners will be recognized at the Fall MOTA Conference. Both Scholarships are available to entry-level students. OTD students are not considered entry-level and are encouraged to apply for scholarships awarded by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, AOTF.
Applications are due by October 8th, 2012
Congratulations to the 2011 winners!
The winner of the 2011 Susan Sheckley Barnes scholarship was Erin Brandenburg from Rockhurst University.
The winner of the 2011 MOTA scholarship was Tricia Hyde from Ozark Technical College .
MOTA Student Scholarships
The Susan Scheckley Barnes Scholarship: Susan Sheckley Barnes graduated from the St. Louis School of Occupational Therapy, currently the Washington University Program in Occupational Therapy, in 1928 and was one of the pioneers in the early years of our profession. She combined kindness and grace with a remarkable ability to organize and motivate people. The Susan Sheckley Barnes scholarship is given to an entry level Occupational Therapy student who best demonstrates the characteristics that Susan embraced: generosity, altruism, creativity, leadership, resourcefulness and optimism.
The MOTA Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to an Occupational Therapy Assistant student for exceptional academic ability, leadership skills, participation in volunteer activities and financial need.
MOTA Practitioner Scholarships
Lisa Westling Greve Scholarship will be awarded to an OT or OTA for MOTA Conference Registration.
MOTA Awards- 2011
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Awards. All nominations are due by October 1st, 2012.
This award recognizes the therapist who is a “master clinician”, provides exceptional service, and is respected for their skill and clinical reasoning and goes above and beyond the call of duty.
Outstanding Administrator/Supervisor/ Educator
This award recognizes the administrator, supervisor, or educator who promotes professionalism, quality care, and development of the profession and serves as a positive role model for staff and/ or students.
Outstanding Service to the Organization or Profession
This award recognizes exceptional OT practitioners who volunteer time, energy and skills to the Missouri Occupational Therapy Association and the community. They are dedicated to serving the members and the community by promoting the mission of MOTA.