The American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF)

OTAO has an endowed scholarship through the AOTF. A scholarship is awarded, on a yearly basis, to an occupational therapy student attending Pacific University or an occupational therapy assistant student attending Linn-Benton Community College. The student who is awarded the scholarship must be a member of OTAO. *amount of scholarship will be determined each year by the OTAO board.

OTAO Scholarships

Through the use of focused fundraising and donations, the Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon strives to support our OT/OTA students. Each year, Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon (OTAO) presents scholarships to students enrolled in an occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant program.

The amount available is based on donations received, dedicated fundraising activities throughout the year, and funds raised by the annual Scholarship Silent/Live Auction held the previous year at the OTAO Annual Conference. Applicants for our scholarships must be members of OTAO.

This year, OTAO has decided to award three $500 scholarships. This scholarship is available to the OT students in Oregon (Pacific University and Linn Benton) only. 

Deadline: Friday, October 16, 2020 by 11:59 PM PST 

Award Announcement: Friday, October 23, 2020

Professional resume with: relevant experience, involvement with OTAO, interests, hobbies, awards, and achievements. NOTE: Resume will be evaluated on content and appearance. 

Answers to the following application questions: 

    • How do you plan to use your individual attributes to further the growth of the occupational therapy profession (250 words)? 

    • How do you feel occupational therapy can be at the forefront of emerging practice (250 words)?

All applicants must be: a student attending an occupational therapy program in Oregon (Pacific University of Oregon or Linn Benton Community College) and a member of Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon. 

  • 4 = Excellent demonstrates exceptional understanding, application, and
    contribution to the OT profession
  • 3 = Above Average demonstrates good understanding and application of the OT
    domain of practice.
  • 2 = Average demonstrates the understanding and application of the OT domain of
  • 1 = Below Average demonstrates emergent understanding and application of the
    OT domain of practice.


Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon
Phone: (971)266-4328