Student Opportunities    

2024 TNOTF Scholarship & Excellent Educator Nominations

The 2024 TNOTF Scholarship Applications and Excellent Education Nominations are open June 1-August 1, 2024. Please complete the applications below and email [email protected] with any questions. Scholarship winner(s) will be formally recognized at the TNOTA Annual Conference. Applicants must:

  • Be current members of TNOTA
  • Be currently enrolled in an entry level OTA or OT ACOTE accredited program located in Tennessee. Students in developing programs are ineligible.
  • Have completed at least 1 term of course work.
  • Must submit transcripts that include the cumulative grade point average (GPA) from the most recent semester/term the student has completed. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.  
  • Applications must include one professional reference sent directly from the sender’s email address to [email protected] 
  • Your references should address your academic achievement, leadership skills and/or professional service.
  • References cannot be family members or immediate household/domestic partners.
  • Applicants should attest to the “Terms and Conditions."
2024 TNOTF Scholarship Application
2024 TNOTF Excellent Educator Nominations

2024 OT2 Scholarship

David and Tara McGuire are excited to continue their OT2 Scholarship this year. OT is a second career for David and this is something that he and Tara wanted to do to give back. They hope this helps alleviate some stressors as students pursue a second career as an OT or OTA. Tara and David went through this process and did it with a newborn too. The winner will receive a $1500 scholarship. Anyone pursuing an OT/OTA degree as a second career may apply, and this includes 1st or 2nd year students currently enrolled in an accredited OT/OTA program in the state of Tennessee. Applications are due August 1. The winner will be announced prior to TNOTA Conference. 

2024 OT2 Scholarship


2022 "What is OT?" Student Video Contest 

Winner: Congratulations to the UTHSC Classes of 2023 & 2024! View their winning video below! 



Occupational Therapy Mentorship Program

Fifth Cycle Dates: February 1, 2024-September 30, 2024

The Fourth Cycle concluded September 30, 2023. Applications for the Fifth Cycle (February 1, 2024-September 30, 2024) will open winter 2023.  

See more about the Mentorship Program HERE!
Mentorship Program 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 take over 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 take over 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


Quarterly 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 email Newsletter. To nominate a TNOTA Student Member, complete the Student Spotlight Nomination Form below.

 Quarterly Student Spotlight Nomination Form
Quarterly Student Spotlight Questionnaire 


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!