Barbara Hemphill Student Professional Development

Eligibility criteria

  • Preference shall be given to students attending or presenting at AOTA national conference.
    • Preference shall be given to eligible students presenting on the topic of mental health and spirituality.
  • Current graduate student in Western Michigan University's Department of Occupational Therapy.
  • Academic merit shall be a secondary consideration.
  • If you are not presenting at conference, please provide a short narrative of what you would hope to gain from attending the national conference.
    • Upon return, the student will be required to give a brief presentation on what he or she did or what he or she learned at AOTA.


  • March 1
  • Submit to Shannon Penny in the Department of Occupational Therapy