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.

NOTE: The scholarship application period is now open until Monday, September 27, 2021 by 11:59PM. Scholarship awards will be announced at the OTAO Annual Conference on Saturday, October 9, 2021.

This year, OTAO has decided to award three $1000 scholarships. This scholarship is available to the OT students in Oregon (Pacific University and Linn Benton) only. 

Deadline: Monday, September 27, 2021 by 11:59PM

Award Announcement: Saturday, October 9, 2021

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, andcontribution 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.


Pacific University: Ashley Ly 

Pacific University: Sydney Linden

Linn Benton: Kelly Viernes


The Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon relies on the generosity of donors such as yourself to benefit the OTAO Scholarship Fund for current and future students. If you would like to donate today please click the ‘Donate’ button below.


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