Awards and Scholarships

Annual School and Departmental Awards


This award is given to a senior occupational therapy student who has maintained the highest GPA over the course of the B.S. in Occupational Science program.


The following awards are given out to recipients during the senior banquet and students are given special mention at the HSHP Awards Ceremony in late spring. Students and faculty members are asked to nominate students for these honors. Occupational Therapy faculty members make final decisions based on a review of the nominations. The awards are granted on an "as merited" basis and all are not necessarily awarded each year.

Award for Creative and Innovative Thought
Criteria: Asks questions out of the normal arena of questions. Guides the thought process of other and enables others to think about occupational therapy topics differently.

Award for Special Merit
Criteria: Dedicated to the occupational therapy profession. Involved in activities within occupational therapy.

Service Award
Criteria: Involved in the Ithaca College Student Occupational Therapy Association (ICSOTA) club and/or other clubs at Ithaca College. Involved in volunteer work and/or is employed on or off campus.

Professional Development Award
Criteria: Has worked hard to increase skills professionally and academically. Student is responsible and takes the initiative to increase his or her own learning.

Commitment Award
Criteria: Student is an active member of ICSOTA and AOTA. Volunteers within class for committees. Committed to the advancement of the profession.

Leadership Award
Criteria: Has held a leadership position in ICSOTA. Ability to motivate classmates in a positive way. Is receptive to the needs of others and looked up to by peers.

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