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Professional Organizations and Scholarships

The profession of Occupational Therapy is supported by state and national organizations. For more information about the profession, levels of practice, regulations, and frequently asked questions contact the following organizations.

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

4720 Montgomery Ln Ste 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449


Members: 1-800-SAY-AOTA (729-2682)
Non-members: 301-652-6611

After successfully completing GRCC’s OTA program, you will be eligible to write the national certification examination to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). This exam is administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

12 South Summit Avenue
Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(301) 990-7979
Fax (301) 869-8492

Michigan Occupational Therapy Association


The McClellan Scholarship is available to Occupational Therapy students in the fourth semester of the curriculum.

Criteria for application

  1. Full time Occupational Therapy Assistant student enrolled in the third semester of the OTA curriculum.
  2. Grade point average- minimum of 3.0

Recipient awarded scholarship based on:

  1. Community involvement
  2. Essay
  3. Interview