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MOTA Continuing Education Scholarship

Information and Instructions for Applicants

The Montana Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA) sponsors a scholarship program ex­clusively for the members of the association. The Scholarship Selection committee includes the MOTA Vice President, along with past scholarship recipients. There will be two recipients, one OT/OTA and one OT student will be selected to receive $500.00 by March 15, 2020


Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Applicant must be a licensed Occupational Therapist or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant or an OT student attending OT school in Montana.

  2. Applicant must be a current member of MOTA.

  3. Members of the Scholarship Selection Panel are not eligible to apply.

  4. The educational event must be directly related to the delivery of OT services.

  5. Persons awarded the scholarship must agree to serve on the Scholarship Selection Panel for the following year.

  6. Scholarship may be used for tuition, airfare, hotel, car or any other expenses incurred related to the education event.

  7. Scholarship may also be used to fund a continuing education that is brought into the state of Montana that directly affects occupational therapy service.  If this is the intent of the recipient, there will be a contract involved to insure appropriate use of the funds.

  8. Persons awarded must submit a written summary of the course content/highlights to the association and will be asked to provide an in-service to MOTA or your facility that is submitted to the licensure board for continuing education credit within one year.

  9. If for some reason, the event is cancelled, monies will be returned to the MOTA Scholarship Fund. The money will then be awarded to the runner-up candidate or will remain in the MOTA Scholarship Fund for the next award given.


The Scholarship Selection Panel will review all applications and they will be chosen for qualities that include: Contributions to the OT profession, contributions to MOTA, lead­ership abilities and the course content of the education event.

Applications for OT/OTAs can be submitted here:

Applications for OT students can be submitted here:

MOTA scholarship reference can be submitted here: 


Please submit scholarship questions to: Paula Kitzenberg, MOTA Vice President:
2590 Holman Ave. Ste. A
Billings, MT 59102
(406) 256-1738

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