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Lands Banks Memorial Scholarship

Lands Banks Memorial Scholarship

On Sunday, July 9th, 2023, the Occupational Therapy profession lost a truly wonderful person and significant member of our community, Lands Banks. Lands served as the Manager of Administration and Facilities for AOTA for over 25 years. Lands was an integral part of AOTA, a man with a magnetic and uplifting personality who was always there to help friends, colleagues and family members. His passing leaves a large hole in the hearts of all those who knew him and those impacted by his work.

To honor his memory and further his legacy, AOTF, AOTA and its donors have created the Lands Banks Memorial Scholarship in Occupational Therapy.  

To help us achieve this goal, a generous donor will match every gift until the fund reaches $25,000. This will enable the fund to achieve its endowment status and secure the Lands Banks Scholarship forever!

Please make a gift today.  

 

The Lands Banks Memorial Scholarship in Occupational Therapy will provide financial aid to support a student in pursuing their degree. Eligible candidates must be pursuing an entry-level degree, i.e., OTA, MOT, MSOT, or OTD, at an AOTA accredited US institution, must be enrolled as a full-time student, and must have completed at least one year of coursework.

In addition, candidates for this scholarship must demonstrate their role in community service and/or a service leadership role.

Preference for this scholarship will be given to students from historically under-represented minorities in the field of occupational therapy.

The annual scholarship award will be $2,000.

If this goal is met by the end of 2023, AOTF and AOTA will announce the scholarship at the AOTA Inspire 2024 in Orlando, FL, and open applications later that year. We hope the first Lands Banks Scholarship winner will be announced in spring 2025.

 

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Selected Previous Initiatives of the AOTF

The Center for Outcomes Research and Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago

1994-2002

The Center for Outcomes Research and Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, funded in 1994 and supported through 2003, developed outcomes studies and generated evidence upon which to base effective practice. Since 1994, CORE doctoral and post-doctoral fellows have generated over $11 million in funding. The concept of a scholarship of practice has generated two new international efforts in London and Stockholm to replicate CORE's idea of advancing and documenting the outcomes of practice. Notably, these efforts bring together scholars and practitioners in a common effort.CORE sponsored a series of events at the 2002 AOTA Annual Conference in Miami and a one-day institute at the AOTA Council on Education Program Directors' Meeting in November 2002. CORE and AOTF sponsored a scientific panel on Participatory Action Research at the AOTA Annual Conference in June 2003.

Program for the Study of Habits, Health, and Society

1999-2007

From 1999 to 2007, the AOTF Institute sponsored three interdisciplinary conferences to enable scholarly exploration of the construct of human habit and its role in everyday life. 

The third of these conference, "Habits III," convened in January 2007 and involved eighty-nine scholars representing twelve fields and disciplines. The proceedings of this conference, entitled Habit and Rehabilitation: Promoting Participation, are available through the publisher SLACK, Inc. as the supplement to the fall 2007 issue of OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health. 

Task Force on Occupation in Societal Crises

2002

Task Force on Occupation in Societal Crises, created in 2002 in response to the attack on 9/11, linked occupational therapy perspectives to societal networks that help people manage stress and create a healthy balance through meaningful occupation.