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Nominations are accepted until 9/1/2019, 12:00AM

The Elizabeth Devereaux Lectureship Award

This award is presented to an outstanding Occupational Therapy Practitioner  whose leadership has made a difference in the field of occupational therapy and specifically to the profession within West Virginia. This is the highest honor that can be awarded by the Occupational Therapy Association of West Virginia.  The award honors the legacy of leadership and scholarship of Elizabeth Devereaux.  Recipient of the award will be the featured speaker at the annual State Conference the year following receipt of the award. Recipient must be a current member of WVOTA and practitioner for 3 or more years in the state.

To nominate a member for this award: 

Provide a short description to support how the nominee meets the criteria of this award.  Include evidence of scholarship and leadership to the profession to support the narrative provided in your nomination.

Hager Legislative Award:  This award is designed to recognize an Occupational Therapy practitioner who has demonstrated outstanding service to the profession of Occupational Therapy in the area of political activism.

To nominate a member for this award: 

Provide a short description to support how the nominee meets the criteria of this award.  Include evidence of political activism and advocacy the profession to support the narrative provided in your nomination.

Spirit of WVOTA Award: This award expresses the appreciation of the Association for extraordinary contributions of state wide significance that led to the advancement of health promotion and/or health care within the state of West Virginia. Recipients do not need to be an occupational therapy practitioner or member of WVOTA.

To nominate a member for this award: 

Provide a short description to support how the nominee meets the criteria of this award.  Include evidence contribution to the profession to support the narrative provided in your nomination.

West Virginia Occupational Therapy Association Charlotte Prudich, Elizabeth B. Devereaux, and Deborah Shamblin Endowed Scholarship.  

This award is offered to OT or OTA students by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation and is dedicated to help students in West Virginia achieve a career in the occupational therapy profession.  Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time and have completed at least one year of occupational therapy specific coursework in an AOTA accredited or developing post-professional level program OR in an occupational therapy assistant program, and are members of the West Virginia Occupational Therapy Association. Awards are announced at the annual AOTA conference in March/April each year. 

To apply for this award: Requirements to apply include an essay and letters of recommendation.  Amount of award varies each year. This award is administrated by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF).  Students should follow procedures at  AOTF.org to apply. Winners for the previous year will be acknowledge at the WVOTA annual awards recognition celebration. 

PLAN TO ATTEND IN THE FALL!

The WVOTA Annual Conference

This 2-day Fall conference is your up-close and personal opportunity to learn how WVOTA and AOTA are working to safeguard and advance your OT practice! Earn contact hours, network, and gain free $ towards NBCOT. Food and drinks provided!

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