50 Medical Science & Technology Scholarships

Healthcare is a rapidly growing field and the need for skilled, compassionate professionals is expected to accelerate in the next decade. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for healthcare and related technical jobs is expected to grow 18 percent between 2016 and 2026—adding 2.4 million openings nationally. It’s also a field that has good earning potential, with an annual median wage of $64,770 as of 2017.

Within healthcare, the field of medical and clinical laboratory technology is also expected to see 13 percent growth by 2026 and 42,700 new jobs added to the 335,700 already working. The position can involve careers at a hospital, clinic, or doctor’s office, where these professionals collect samples, analyze them, and provide the info to practitioners involved in helping the patient directly. It’s an area that requires attention to detail and accuracy. The technology skillset also includes familiarity with the various machinery and equipment that can improve the efficiency, accuracy, and safety of many clinical and surgical procedures.

A degree in medical technology can open the door for several career paths or help someone already working in other healthcare fields gain additional skills. While there are all sorts of well-paying career opportunities, it can be a challenge to pay for the degree and certificate training—especially if someone has to put their day jobs on hold to commit to school. Tuition, supplies, and many medical textbooks are especially pricy, but there are a variety of options to help promising students pursue their career goals. These include public, private, and industry scholarship options which can reduce a program’s overall costs and make education more accessible and affordable.

Some scholarships listed below are school-specific; others are based on geography or demographic considerations such as race, gender, or cultural background. Other factors in many of them include financial need, community involvement, interest in promoting the industry or or what the person plans to do in the field after they complete their training. This can include a willingness to practice or teach in certain communities after graduation, such as rural areas, inner cities, or American Indian reservations.

Read on to discover 50 scholarship opportunities in medical science and technology for 2019.

General Medical Technology Scholarships

AHIMA FOUNDATION MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

The American Health Management Information Association, or AHIMA, has a mission of supporting leadership in health information, governance and informatics. To encourage a better informed society in health matters, it offers a variety of merit scholarships to promising current students or future professionals in the health information and health information technology field.

Qualifying students can be in associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral programs. Current membership in AHIMA is required. Students must already have completed 24 credits toward their degree and have at least a 3.5 GPA.

  • Amount: $1,000-$2,500 depending on degree type
  • Deadline: September

GROSSKOPF EDUCATION FUND

The Minnesota Medical Group Management Association created a scholarship to encourage people already working in medical professions to pursue further skill building and professional development in health care fields. This includes topics such as administration, technology, clinical lab science. The fund is named after one of the group’s past presidents. Membership in the MMGMA is required. Applicants also must create a formal proposal of what they’d like to learn if this experience is approved.

  • Amount: $300-$2,000
  • Deadline: Contact organization for details

CAMPUS SAFETY HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

CSHEMA was founded in 1954 with the goal of serving students in environmental health and science fields along with supporting professionals working in these fields on various campuses.

Association members can receive training and certification plus access to networking opportunities. The annual conference presents a variety of awards for innovative programs as well as presentation of one scholarship winner. Eligible undergraduate students must be signed up for at least 12 quarters in majors geared to a career in the EHS field, including health physics, environmental science, industrial hygiene, or occupational health and safety. An essay is also required.

  • Amount: $3,000 plus waiving of conference fees
  • Deadline: March

MERCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST SCHOLARSHIP

The Mercy Medical System, which includes Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK, encourages students to pursue various health care career paths. In exchange for a scholarship award, medical technologists must work at a Mercy facility for at least two years before or after graduation. They also must maintain a 2.5 GPA during the scholarship period, submit an essay sharing why they’re interested, as well receive all applicable licenses before beginning work.

  • Amount: Up to $3,000 per semester
  • Deadline: April and October

VARIAN RADIATION THERAPY ADVANCEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

In 2004, Varian Medical Systems and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists Research Foundation teamed up to begin funding scholarships for students interested in career paths as radiation therapists and medical dosimetrists. This program was created in honor of Eileen McCullough, a pioneer radiation therapy educator.

  • Amount: $5,000 apiece to nine recipients
  • Deadline: Late January

ASAHP SCHOLARSHIP OF EXCELLENCE

Students attending one of 116 schools around the country which have memberships in the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions can apply for a variety of annual scholarships. The screening committee looks for academic excellence and leadership at the local level as well as potential national leadership within the organization. Students must have attended at least one term at the school and expressed interest in or have been enrolled in a recognized allied health field to apply.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: June

SIEMENS–ASCP SCHOLARSHIP

The American Society of Clinical Pathology has established a fund to help undergraduate and graduate students in clinical courses. This includes medical laboratory courses, plus pathology residents and fellows. The ASCP also has teamed up with Siemens to offer scholarships for students interested in the medical laboratory field. More than 118 have been given out annually since 2003.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: December

ALPHA MU TAU FRATERNITY SCHOLARSHIP

Alpha Mu Tau is a national honorary fraternity dedicated to promoting clinical laboratory sciences. This includes offering resources to those already in the profession along with assistance to undergraduate students and students seeking advanced credentials like a master’s degree or PhD.

Annual scholarships are available to students enrolled in accredited programs including clinical laboratory science/medical technology; clinical laboratory technician/medical laboratory technician; cytotechnology; and histotechnology. Applicants must be in their final year of studies, and graduates must be ASCLS members.

  • Amount: $3,000 for graduates, $1,500-$2,000 for undergraduate
  • Deadline: April

SPRINGFIELD MEDICAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Students attending schools around the country can apply for a large selection of scholarships provided by Springfield Medical Care Systems, a medical care provider in the Vermont area. These scholarships help people from the area who are enrolled or planning to attend schools around the country, especially those that offer medical programs. This includes areas such as nursing and medical technology.

  • Amount: $1,000-$2,000
  • Deadline: Varies

JERMAN-CAHOON STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Students pursuing degrees in the areas of nuclear medicine, sonography, magnetic resonance imaging, or radiology and are members of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists are eligible to apply for a variety of scholarships from the ASRT.

One includes the Jerman-Cahoon Scholarship, presented in honor of John B. Cahoon, Jr., a former society president, and Edward C. Jerman, the society’s founder. Membership also includes networking opportunities, online certifications, plus a discount on uniforms and equipment.

  • Amount: Six awards of $2,500
  • Deadline: Contact organization for details

AMERICAN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGISTS SCHOLARSHIP

The American Medical Technologists is a national organization that provides certification for a variety of allied health professionals in the laboratory, medical, dental and health education sectors. AMT also offers networking opportunities for members. Each year, it provides five scholarships to students that demonstrate financial need as well as an interest in a career in one of the professions that AMT supports.

  • Amount: Five awards of $500
  • Deadline: April

FOUNDATION OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

The foundation offers a variety of scholarships to students interested in surgical technology career paths. It also administers awards through the Association of Surgical Technologists, including the Educator of the Year honor.

Students seeking to be considered must show academic ability, financial need, and proof that they have been accepted into an accredited program that provides the surgical technology training to take the NBSTSA national certification exam. Scholarship winners also are required to join the AST. No specific GPA is required, but a surgical technology instructor’s recommendation be considered.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: March

PAUL COLE TECHNOLOGIST SCHOLARSHIP

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging created a scholarship in memory of a past society president who was known as a champion for education for technologists. It pays for a student who is planning for (or has been accepted at) an accredited nuclear medicine technology program.

The scholarship comes from a grant from the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Eligible students must be society members, which is free for full-time students in training, and they must describe their long-term vision for a career in nuclear medicine.

  • Amount: Ten awards of $1,000
  • Deadline: February

School-Specific Medical Technology Scholarships

W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY

This Lewisburg, PA university offers a variety of scholarships for students pursuing medical programs. Some are given in honor of alums who did well in medical fields such as the J. Preston Hoyle M.D. Scholarship, the school’s former medical director and a popular team physician.

The W.K.Kellogg Foundation, created by the cereal pioneer’s estate, provides funds to schools around the country to be given to deserving students who have the potential to improve local communities. At Bucknell, the non-renewable scholarship has been made available to women pursuing nursing or medical programs.

  • Amount: Varies by individual
  • Deadline: Typically mid-December or mid-January for fall semester

DENNIS DESKINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

EMU’s School of Health Sciences offers a variety of scholarships to assist those pursuing health or medical programs. The Dennis Deskins award is given for students in the clinical laboratory sciences program studying medical technology and medical mycology—the field that provides in-depth knowledge of fungal infections.

Qualifying students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Financial need is also considered.

  • Amount: Varies by year
  • Deadline: March

TEDDI H. OMOHUNDRO MEMORIAL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY

SFSU students in the clinical laboratory science program who have received an internship in this field are eligible for a scholarship to help with their costs during this period. Receiving the scholarship requires a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students must provide information about their career goals in the CLS program along with any financial need. It is open to graduate students or undergraduate students planning to continue their studies.

  • Amount: $1,810
  • Deadline: Typically mid-May

SUSAN MARGARET HORNE ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: SOUTH PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Full-time students from Anson County (or counties that surround this Polkton, NC campus) studying allied health programs are eligible to apply for this endowed scholarship. Preference is given to nursing or surgical technology students along with those who want to continue their education after undergraduate courses are completed. Applicants must demonstrate academic performance, financial need and other criteria, including a 3.0 GPA.

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: March

NORTON HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION LANSING SCHOLARS

SCHOOL: BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY

Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY maintains a close relationship with the Norton Healthcare system. Eligible students in the school’s Lansing College of Nursing and Clinical Sciences studying programs such as medical laboratory science, cardiopulmonary science, physical therapy, and registered nurse training can apply for a scholarship. A condition of receiving this scholarship requires working at a Norton facility for at least a year after graduation. Students need a 3.25 GPA as well as completing a one-page essay to apply.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Mid-October

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY “TECH IS” SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: MICHIGAN TECH UNIVERSITY

In the 1980s, Michigan Tech funded an annual scholarship program through the Society of Medical Technologists called “Tech Is.” Though this particular program is no longer operating, endowed funds from it still are used to pay to help one junior continue his or her education in the field of medical technology or clinical lab science. Eligibility includes a competitive GPA, community activities, faculty interviews, and participation in Society of Medical Laboratory Scientist programs.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Early March

TRI-STATE ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Ivy Tech provides a variety of degree and certificate programs at more than 30 campuses around Indiana. Many of these courses have a medical focus, including surgical technology, surgical assistance, or general health sciences. Students in the surgical technology program can consider applying for the Tri-State Orthopedic Surgeons scholarship, which can pay for books, tuition, and other fees. A 2.5 GPA and financial need is required.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Varies

MARY TODD BENSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Mary Todd graduated from ASU with a degree in medical technology and microbiology. She later worked in the medical technology and medical lab science field for more than 20 years. Today, her legacy through the Mary Todd Benson Foundation helps Arizona residents attending ASU who are studying medical laboratory sciences. Eligible students must be junior or seniors, demonstrating a history of community service and volunteer work in the areas of animal welfare and environmental service.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Typically early March

F. EDWARD HEBERT ARMED FORCES HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER

The U.S. Army Medical Department is eager to have future members of the military with advanced medical training and offers full scholarships for people enrolled in a variety of medical, optometry, veterinary, and dental programs. Upon completion, they will receive the rank of second lieutenant in the Army Reserve and are required to spend 45 days of active duty each summer for each year of the scholarship working in a medical role.

  • Amount: Full tuition plus $2,062 monthly stipend
  • Deadline: May

HARREL MCKINNEY TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: TROY UNIVERSITY

Harrel McKinney graduated from Troy University in 1962, and went on to succeed in his business, Alabama Reference Laboratories. This provided him the resources to return to help his alma mater and students. He served on and chaired the school’s foundation board, and also endowed a scholarship especially for those studying medical technology.

Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and should be a sophomore, junior or senior. Freshman, however, can apply if they have a B average, at least a 20 ACT score, and have met with the faculty advisor.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Early May

SOPHIA LOUISE WEGE SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: AQUINAS COLLEGE

The Wege Foundation and the Wege family have been active in promoting the health needs of the Grand Rapids, MI community for decades, including supporting Saint Mary’s Hospital and Aquinas College. Local philanthropist Peter M. Wege, Jr. provided money to create the school’s economicology program and sponsored a speaker series. He also created a fund in honor of his mother that pays for four years for students interested in pursuing careers in the areas of medical technology, social work, or education. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA for all four years to remain eligible.

  • Amount: $1,000 per year for four years
  • Deadline: Early March

RUSSELL A. RUNNELLS PATHOLOGY PRIZE

SCHOOL: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Dr. Russell A. Runnells was a prominent veterinarian, animal pathologist, and professor at MSU and the East Lansing area. His textbooks on animal anatomy are still in use at many veterinary programs around the country. The school created a prize in his honor that’s awarded annually to a promising junior, senior, or graduate student in the veterinary, pathology or medical technology areas.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: November

MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY/HISTOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE

Part-time or full-time students at FSCJ are encouraged to apply for this scholarship that assists with costs to study. In order to be eligible, they must be in the practicum phase of either the school’s medical lab program or the histologic technology associate degree program. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required, along with two letters of recommendation from FSC faculty.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Early August

RUSTON HOSPITAL ENDOWMENT

SCHOOL: LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY

Ruston Hospital provides financial assistance to full-time students attending Louisiana Tech University who are part of the College of Applied and Natural Sciences. In addition to attending LTU, eligible students must be graduates of a high school in the Lincoln Parish area. Students need at least a 3.0 GPA and to write a letter detailing their healthcare goals.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: March

GONYEA-STEWART SCHOLARSHIP FUND

SCHOOL: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Since 1986, the family of former chemistry faculty member Lorraine Gonyea-Stewart has used funds from the sale of ferritin she purified to help undergraduate students in the medical technology program. This scholarship program requires that applicants show academic performance, financial need, and future potential in this profession. Priority is given to fourth year and clinical year students, although third year students can apply.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: April

SENIOR UNOH BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHWESTERN OHIO

High school seniors planning to study medical technology, business administration, office technology, marketing, or accounting at UNO may consider pursuing this scholarship. Five scholarships are awarded with different rates, with the top scholar receiving full tuition for either a bachelor’s or associate degree. A test is required, along with a competitive grade point and attendance record.

  • Amount: $2,000 or more, up to full tuition
  • Deadline: Applications submitted during fall open house

CHRISTINE MARMO BIRNEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: WAYNE STATE COLLEGE

Wayne State College’s Life Sciences department offers a variety of courses as well as resources to help students afford tuition, books and supplies. One option is the Christine Marmo Birney Scholarship, which is available for students majoring in medical technology, pharmacy, physician assistance, dentistry, physical therapy, or medicine. The total award is divided among the number of recipients in a particular year.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Early May

MINOT MOOSE LODGE SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY

The national fraternal organization known as the Moose has a philanthropic arm and encourages local lodges to find ways to encourage students in their area to excel. That’s why Lodge No. 822, based in Minot, ND uses its Educational Trust Fund to help full-time students at MSU pursuing nursing, radiologic technology, pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-pharmacy, or medical technology fields. Applicants must be North Dakota residents. The scholarship process looks at academic performance, financial need, citizenship and character.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Mid-February

ELEANOR L. BARRETT SCHOLARSHIP IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

SCHOOL: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

MSU’s College of Natural Science offers a scholarship for students in the school’s biomedical laboratory diagnostics program interested in medical technology pathways. Any undergraduate can apply. Judges look at academic performance as well as financial need. A separate scholarship is available for an additional undergraduate or graduate student.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Late February

RADIOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The PCC Foundation, based in Portland, OR, offers a variety of programs for students seeking degrees or certificates at PCC who have financial needs. This support can pay for books, tuition, or fees. The foundation offers assistance for specific programs or for students in any field. Students must provide information about their past academic performance at other institutions along with what they can offer PCC personally and academically.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: March

DARIA DOWNING SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY

The VCU College of Health Professionals provides students with access to some of the country’s prominent facilities and instructors. To help with costs, it tries to connect students with scholarship opportunities, including one in the memory of graduate Daria Downing which is given annually to an undergraduate studying clinical laboratory science. Their GPA, financial needs, and activities are also considered.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: March

PGAV SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The PGAV Scholarship, more formally known as the Peckham, Guyton, Albers, and Viets Scholarship, is presented annually to a student living in the Johnson County area with preferences given to those studying electronics technology. This area of expertise can overlap with the medical technology industry. Eligible students must be recent graduates from high school and have at least a 3.0 GPA.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Early April

JEANNE MARTENS SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY

Illinois State University students majoring in clinical laboratory science can consider applying for this scholarship in memory of Jeanne Martens, a 1977 graduate. To be eligible, students must be full-time, at least a junior, and have a 3.0 GPA. They also must demonstrate financial need, write an essay, and display an interest in leadership and community service with “a concern for humankind.”

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: November

NICHOLAS KOUSSA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY

Students attending Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, who are interested in clinical laboratory science programs can consider applying for this scholarship. Criteria includes maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA while attending the school. Financial aid will also be considered. Eligible students are asked to demonstrate as academic achievement, leadership roles, community involvement and activities.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Early January

ABBATE CHRISTIAN MEDICAL MISSION FUND

SCHOOL: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

The Abbate family has played an important role at the private Winston-Salem, NC-based school for several generations, including sports, academics, medical programs, and overall financial support. One of these areas has been a fund created by Dr. and Mrs. Guy Abbate and Evangelical Medical Missions in 1993. This program helps defray the costs of students at Wake Forest School of Medicine who are pursuing medical, nursing, and medical technology programs with the intent of having working in Christian medical missions.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Early February

OPHTHALMIC MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Within the medical technology field are several sub-sets and medical disciplines, including dental technology and ophthalmic technology, which include knowledge of the precise equipment and also working closely with patients and ophthalmologists. PCC is the only school in the West to provide this specialized training for an associate’s degree. Students can receive assistance if they receive at least a 2.5 GPA, have taken two terms of the program, and have financial need.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Early March

JIM HAYNES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

SCHOOL: LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY – ALEXANDRIA

Radiologic technology students at LSUA are eligible to apply for a scholarship to help with their costs. This is the only scholarship at this school for this particular academic field. The LSUA Foundation provides the scholarship funds in support of higher education opportunities in Central Louisiana.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: December

PARAMEDICAL CAREERS SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT CHATTANOOGA

The Women’s Auxiliary to the Chattanooga and Hamilton County Medical Society is known as an organization dedicated to medical leadership and community health. It supports a variety of programs and community initiatives and also funds an endowed scholarship at UT Chattanooga. Full-time students pursuing health-related courses, including medical technology, are encouraged to apply. A 2.0 GPA is required for most aid.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: March

BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT FUND SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: CLARION UNIVERSITY

Clarion University offers several options to encourage new students to join a particular science program. High school seniors and freshmen may consider applying for this program especially for first-year students interested in studying molecular biology, environmental biology, secondary education biology, or medical technology. They need SAT scores higher than 1200 to be eligible, as well as class rank in the top 20 percent. Funds can continue if they stay in the program and continue to do well academically.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: March

MARY EILEEN LEONARD CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Mary Eileen Leonard was one of the more prominent medical technicians in the Charleston, SC area, including the Highest Achievement award from the American Society of Clinical Pathology. In her memory, a fund was created at the Charleston-based Trident especially for students pursuing medical laboratory technology associate degree or other clinical laboratory credentials. Recipients must have a 2.5 GPA.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: January

DR. BETHOLENE LOVE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

Opportunities in the medical technology program at WVU include a selection of scholarships and awards, some based on financial need, some based on academic achievement. One award is given in memory of Dr. Love, who was the school’s technical director and ran the clinical lab science. She retired in 1984 but continued to encourage and support students.

  • Amount: Varies, minimum $1,000
  • Deadline: March

AVENTIS OUTSTANDING MEDICAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: PARK UNIVERSITY

Juniors and seniors at Park University, a school in Parkville, MO, are eligible to apply for a student scholarship. Requirements include studying a medical-related field such as health education, sports medicine, medical technology, or radiology. Special consideration is weighed for minorities who apply.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: Early November

Regional Medical Technology Scholarships

CHRISTIE FOUNDATION HEALTH EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

REGION: EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS

The Christie Foundation—from the estate of Cecilia W. Rapp in honor of her son, a pharmacist—provides scholarships to students pursuing medical fields who live in the Champaign County area of Illinois, including the University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign and Parkland College. The foundation provides annual gifts to more than 140 students totaling $125,000. Past recipients have gone to students in a variety of academic pursuits including pharmacology, nutrition and nursing. The application asks students how they would serve East Central Illinois with their medical training.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: March

VICTOR A. BAYLON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

REGION: RACINE OR MILWAUKEE COUNTIES

Residents of Racine or Milwaukee counties in Wisconsin attending an accredited medical school or degree program for medical technology or clinical library science full time can apply for this non-renewable award.

The scholarship fund was created by the Wisconsin Medical Society in the memory of Dr. Victor A. Baylon, a longtime pathologist in the Racine area who established the area hospital’s first medical technologist position. He was known for his professionalism as well as being kind and respectful to others.

  • Amount: Varies, minimum $1,000
  • Deadline: Early February

ALFRED P. NELSON SCHOLARSHIP

REGION: HAMILTON COUNTY

The Hamilton Community Foundation in Aurora, NE coordinates and awards more than 100 scholarships exceeding $178,000 in scholarships to area students each year. One is the Alfred P. Nelson Memorial Scholarship, which is presented to a full-time student from Hamilton County seeking a degree, certificate or diploma in an allied health profession. This can include nursing and medical technology.

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: March

Demographic Medical Technology Scholarships

ROYCE OSBORN MINORITY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Along with training and networking opportunities, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists offers a variety of scholarships through the ASRT Foundation to help students gain the right knowledge. One is the Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship, designed to encourage studies in radiography, sonography, magnetic resonance, radiation therapy and nuclear medicine. Recipients also must be ARST members.

  • Amount: Five $4,000 awards
  • Deadline: Contact ASRT for details

UDALL UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IN NATIVE HEALTH CARE

The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation provides a scholarship to eligible sophomores and juniors who are Native Americans or Alaska natives. Candidates must be pursuing careers at two- or four-year schools in the fields of medical/health, Indian policy issues, or environmental/conservation areas.

Along with aid to a school of their choice, recipients are invited to spend five days in Tucson, AZ. They also will receive access to a national Udall alumni network.

  • Amount: Up to $7,000 for academic expenses
  • Deadline: March

MARY S.F. NARANJO-GIPSON SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOOL: ANGELINA COLLEGE

The family of Mary Naranjo-Gipson, a former adjunct instructor at this school in Lufkin, TX, created a scholarship to help future students with costs of education. Second-year students pursuing a variety of degree programs in the School of Health Careers are eligible to apply, provided they’re female and Hispanic. This includes radiologic technology, pharmacy technology, sonography and surgical technology.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: June