The National Black Occupational Therapy Caucus is announcing its annual book scholarship award.



The NBOTC scholarship award was established in 1984 in honor Frances Swift, a Black Occupational Therapist, who was a passenger on the ill-fated Korean Airlines Flight 007, shot down by the Soviet Union on September 1, 1983. Frances Swift graduated from the University of Buffalo in Occupational Therapy. She held positions in Occupational Therapy in Washington, D.C. and Detroit, Michigan. She was Chief Occupational Therapist at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Detroit. At the time of her death, Frances Swift was en-route to Japan to explore the linkage between Asians and African-Americans.


To annually provide financial incentive and encouragement to one black student who is pursuing a career in Occupational Therapy.



Scholarship application & supporting documents should be postmarked by or before March 15th to qualify for the award.  The award will be presented at the Annual BOTC meeting.  If you cannot attend, we will make arrangements to deliver the award to you. Please follow the directions as stated on the scholarship award sheet.  After thoroughly reading the scholarship award directions and if you still have questions, contact Duana Russell-Thomas, NBOTC President at nbotcpres@gmail.com



Click here for 2020 Application