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Each Fall, MeOTA recognizes members for extraordinary acts in our field.  The following awards are presented annually:       

  • OT advocate
  •  OT of the year
  • President's Award (selected by President)
  • Service Award (selected by Public Relations Chair)

OT Practitioner Award

This award is given to an occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant licensed in the state of Maine, based on the following criteria:

1. Currently licensed Occupational Therapy practitioner in the state of Maine and current MeOTA Member
2. Demonstrates best practice with proof of exceptional work completed in the field of Occupational Therapy.
3. Nominee is an exemplary clinician, leader, and professional role model who promotes evidence-based, client-centered occupational therapy intervention to advance the profession.
4. Takes initiative to expand current knowledge and skills and continuing competency within their primary area of practice through self-study, and/or participation in workshops, seminars, task force, SIS’s or other professional affiliations. 

OT Advocate Award

This award is designed to recognize an individual or group who has demonstrated outstanding service to the profession of Occupational Therapy with the state of Maine and is based on the following criteria:

1. The nominee does not need to be an occupational therapy practitioner Consideration should be given to any individual or group whose creativity, ingenuity, and dedication has provided an outstanding service to the profession of Occupational Therapy.
2. Nominee shall increase public awareness of occupational therapy
3. Nominee will advocate for outstanding services for clients and promote maximum independence

Click here to nominate a deserving person



In 2023, we are excited to be able to offer student scholarships in the amount of $250.00 each.  These scholarships are available to any student currently enrolled in an occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant program in the state of Maine- students must be a member of MEOTA.


The purpose of the MEOTA scholarship is to support the future generation of occupational therapy practitioners


- Students must currently be enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant program in Maine

- Students must be a current MEOTA member

- Student should demonstrate a sustained record of outstanding academic achievement, demonstrate leadership, community service, advocacy, and overall commitment to the profession of occupational therapy and MEOTA

Applications due by October 15, 2023 and will be awarded at fall conference.

Congratulations to the 2022 AWARD Recipients!

Casey Openshaw - Practitioner Award

Sue Elcik - OT Advocate Award



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