Submission for Awards
2016 NCRTA AWARDS nomination
Please complete this form to nominate a NCRTA member for one of the following awards:
- Ray E. West Distinguished Member
- Outstanding Professional
- Certificate of Recognition
- Past- Presidents' Conference Scholarship
Each year NCRTA recognizes outstanding RT professionals and students who are members of the organization. As a NCRTA member, you have the opportunity to help recognize a NCRTA colleague who you consider an exemplary RT professional for one of the following awards:
Ray E. West Distinguished Member
This is the highest award granted by NCRTA. Each nominee must be a member of NCRTA, have a minimum of 8 years of experience related to RT, evidence of distinctive leadership, unwavering personal and professional commitment to the profession and to NCRTA activities, and a sustained record of research, publications, and professional presentations.
(This category will include therapists, assistants, educators, and supervisors.) Nominees must be a current member of NCRTA, have a minimum of 3 years of experience related to RT, evidence of leadership, service to the profession, and one of the following: professional research, publications, or presentations.
Certificate of Recognition
Each nominee must be a current member of NCRTA, have demonstrated outstanding work with NCRTA and have promoted the field of RT to his/her agency or organization.
Past-Presidents' Scholarship Award
The North Carolina Recreational Therapy Association will again offer the opportunity for students in recreational therapy programs to receive the Past-Presidents' Conference Scholarship.
The scholarship was established in 1995 to recognize the outstanding achievements of students by providing the opportunity to attend and participate in the NCRTA Annual Conference. The scholarship is available to students who are enrolled in a RT program during the conference year. Applicants must be a current member of NCRTA. If not, a membership application must accompany the scholarship application. Students will only be eligible for this award one time during their academic pursuit. This is a "working" scholarship and the recipients will work closely with the conference planning committee to assist with registration, room monitoring and student networking. The scholarship recipients will be recognized at the 2016 NCRTA Annual Conference, and will receive free conference registration and room accommodations.
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Select which award you are nominating an NCRTA member for
Complete the following information for the NCRTA Professional Member that you are nominating
**Past-Presidents' Scholarship Award applicants skip to the Past-Presidents' Scholarship Award Section**
Please describe in detail how this nominee meets the specific award criteria
Please provide contact information for person nominating the NCRTA member
Past-Presidents' Scholarship Award
**THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS ARE TO BE COMPLETED BY THE STUDENT APPLYING FOR AWARD**
College or University
Discuss how your work experience, volunteer and/or paid, has contributed to your professional goals in the field of Recreational Therapy.
Discuss how you feel this scholarship can help you develop personally and professionally.
Students applying for the Past- Presidents' Scholarship Award need to complete application by e-mailing the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 12th, 2016. Two Letters of Recommendations:
- One from Academic Advisor or from University/College RT Instructor
- One from a practitioner
- Resume- Include a brief description of any experiences that involve leadership skills/roles through extracurricular activities in all areas in addition to work (volunteer and/or paid)
- Official Transcript- Must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher