Student Opportunities 

TNOTF 2020 Scholarship & Excellent Educator Nominations

Apply today for the TNOTF 2020 Scholarship! Applications are due August 15! Download your application here!

Honor excellent educators and nominate an instructor by the August 15 deadline! Nomination details can be found here!



Occupational Therapy Mentorship Program 

The Occupational Therapy Mentorship Program is currently in it's first cycle (August 1, 2020-February 1, 2021). The second cycle will begin in spring 2021. 

All Tennessee occupational therapy students and practitioners are invited to be a part of TNOTA's Occupational Therapy Mentorship Program. Mentees, who may be students or practitioners, will be paired with experienced practitioners for mentorship. All mentors must have an active Tennessee occupational therapy license. The TNOTA Occupational Therapy Mentorship Program is a 6 month program. Click here for more details!








2020 "What is OT?" Student Video Contest: Deadline Extended! 

Purpose: 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 2-5 minute “What is OT?” video about occupational therapy. This can be a formal explanation, creative explanation, skit, or music video.

Submission Deadline: September 25, 2020. 

Prize: The winning video will be featured on the TNOTA website and shown at the 2021 TNOTA conference. 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 26-October 3, 2020. The winner will be announced October 5, 2020.

Questions: Please email the Student Involvement Committee at [email protected] 

How to Submit Your Video: Upload your video to YouTube and send the video link to [email protected] OR submit your video via the form link below:

2020 Student Video Submission Form 

Be on the lookout for more information at TNOTA Student Track 2020!



View the 2019 winning video below from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center MSOT Class of 2020! 



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 contact the Student Involvement Committee at [email protected] to schedule a social media takeover of TNOTA’s Facebook and Instagram for 24 hours! Programs will be taking over these social media platforms monthly. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to promote your program and the occupational therapy profession! 


Student Research Requests

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!