Student Opportunities 


 2021 TNOTF Scholarship Application and Excellent Educator Award Nominations

OPEN July 1-August 15

2021 TNOTF Student Scholarship Application & Excellent Educator Award Nominations
Letter of reference should come directly from the writer's email address. Submit any questions and the final application to [email protected]


2021 TNOTA Annual Conference & Student Track: “Occupational Therapy: Meaningful Connections Through Meaningful Occupations”

2021 TNOTA Annual Conference & Student Track is September 10-12 in Nashville! Helping individuals participate in their meaningful occupations is the core of occupational therapy. In the world today, it can be difficult to make meaningful connections that have a great impact on our lives, particularly in this season of adversity and isolation. Occupational therapy can help individuals make connections through their occupations that will foster growth in all aspects of life. This year’s Conference & Student Track theme, “Occupational Therapy: Meaningful Connections Through Meaningful Occupations” will promote meaningful connections as we learn and grow together to help others with their meaningful occupations.

Early Bird Conference Registration is now OPEN for TNOTA Members!

Download the full schedule for Conference and Pre-Conference to view course descriptions. 

Register for 2021 Conference & Student Track
Register for 2021 Pre-Conference



2020 "What is OT?" Student Video Contest Winner: Tennessee Wesleyan University MOT Class of 2021 


Tennessee Wesleyan University MOT Class of 2021's winning video will be shown at the 2021 TNOTA Annual Conference.


2021 "What is OT?" Student Video Contest

Purpose: To promote the occupational therapy profession, expand awareness of our profession, and/or explain occupational therapy to consumers and other professionals. 

Guidelines: Students from OT and OTA programs in Tennessee must create a 1-5 minute “What is OT?” video (YouTube or Tik Tok) about occupational therapy. This can be a formal explanation, creative explanation, skit, or music video.

Prize: The winning video will be featured on the TNOTA website and shown at the 2021 Annual TNOTA Conference & Student Track in Nashville, TN. The winning program will also receive a pizza party!

Voting: Videos will be posted on the TNOTA website for TNOTA members to vote on September 2-9. The winner will be announced at 2021 Annual TNOTA Conference & Student Track in Nashville, TN.

Submission Deadline: September 1, 2021

Submission Directions: Upload your video to YouTube or TikTok and send the link to [email protected] or submit the link using the form below. 

2021 "What is OT?" Student Video Contest Submissions


Occupational Therapy Mentorship Program

TNOTA's Occupational Therapy Mentorship Program 2nd Cycle dates are April 1-October 1, 2021. The Third Cycle dates are February 1-August 1, 2022 with applications going live December 1-31, 2021. Beginning in the Third CycleALL participants must be TNOTA members, have an active Tennessee license (practitioners), and currently attending an OT or OTA program in Tennessee within their second year by February 2022 (students). Please click here for *NEW* changes, criteria, requirements, and FAQs for the Third Cycle. 
Mentorship Resources


Student Social Media Takeovers

If your school has an upcoming fun event, project, or if you would like to post about a day in the life of your occupational therapy program, please complete the "Student Social Media Takeover Submission Form" below to schedule a social media takeover of TNOTA’s Facebook and Instagram for 24 hours! Programs can takeover these social media platforms monthly. Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your program and the occupational therapy profession! 

Student Social Media Takeover Submission Form

"A Day in the Life of a _______ OT Practitioner" Social Media Takeovers

If you would like to share a day in the life of your occupational therapy practice area (practitioners) or fieldwork experience(s) (students) as part of the Student Involvement Committee's "Student Sunday" posts, please complete the "A Day in the Life of a ______ OT Practitioner Submission Form" below! You have the option to submit your content to the TNOTA Social Media team or takeover the TNOTA Social Media platforms directly. Don't miss this opportunity to promote our profession! 

"A Day in the Life of a ________ OT Practitioner" Submission Form


Student Spotlight Nominations

Do you have a fellow classmate or TNOTA Student Member you would like to recognize and nominate for the quarterly Student Spotlight? Nominees must be TNOTA student members. Chosen nominees will be featured on TNOTA’s Facebook page and Instagram as well as highlighted in TNOTA’s member email blast. To nominate a TNOTA Student Member, complete the Student Spotlight Nomination Form below.

Student Spotlight Nomination Form


Student Research Requests

Do you have a research survey you'd like to post to TNOTA membership? See instructions on our Research page!


Student Involvement Committee

If you'd like to learn more about these initiatives, or have ideas of your own, contact the Student Involvement Committee at [email protected] for information on how to join the committee!