Student Opportunities   

2022 TNOTF Scholarship Application & Excellent Educator Award Nominations  

2022 TNOTF Scholarship Application: The Tennessee Occupational Therapy Foundation annual Scholarship Application is open July 22, 2022-August 28, 2022. Applications are due in their entirety by Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 11:59 PM. Applications that are late or incomplete will not be considered. Scholarships will be awarded to one OTD, one MSOT, and one OTA. View the guidelines and application below!

2022 TNOTF Scholarship Application

Excellent Educator Award Nominations: TNOTF is excited to offer the opportunity for students to honor excellent educators!  TNOTF will be accepting nominations from students of OTA and OT programs across the state. The deadline to submit Excellent Educator Award Nominations is Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 11:59 PM. View the nomination instructions below!

2022 TNOTF Excellent Educator Nominations


2022 "What is OT?" Student Video Contest 

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


2021 "What is OT?" Student Video Contest 

Winner: Congratulations to the Tennessee State University Class of 2022! View their winning video below! 



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

Thank you to our sponsors, speakers, and attendees for making our 2021 Conference & Student Track a success! You can view course descriptionsspeaker biographies, and download available course handouts from our 2021 TNOTA Conference Details page! Select 2021 Conference & Student Track course recordings are now available for purchase via Aspire OT! 


Occupational Therapy Mentorship Program

TNOTA's Occupational Therapy Mentorship Program Third Cycle dates are February 1-August 1, 2022. Beginning in the Third CycleALL participants must be TNOTA members, have an active Tennessee license (practitioners), and currently be 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. 
MENTEE Third Cycle Post-Program Survey
MENTOR Third Cycle Post-Program Survey


Fourth Cycle dates are February 1, 2023-September 30, 2023



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!