50 Medical Science & Technology Scholarships
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Pursuing an education to work in medical technology is certainly an admirable goal. Unfortunately, higher education in the U.S. can be a significant expense, making it difficult to make your career dreams come true. Luckily, there are a number of medical science and technology scholarships available around the country, so if you are an interested student be sure to look for scholarships for which you may be eligible in order to make school more affordable.
Some of the scholarships listed below are school-specific, so we’ve indicated whether or not that’s the case. Beyond that, eligibility for these scholarships may be limited to students: studying a specific subject, planning to care for a specific population (for instance, Native Americans), or residing in a certain area. There are a few more limitations besides, so please be sure to read the fine print. That said, several of these scholarships are more open-ended, and generally apply to students of medical technology or science.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Scholarship
School: Bucknell University
Women studying nursing or medical technology at Bucknell University are eligible to apply for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Scholarship, meant to encourage women to pursue these particular fields. The amount of the award varies depending on the applicant.
Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association
CSHEMA offers an annual $2000 scholarship to “encourage the study of environmental and occupational health, safety, and related disciplines.” However, the scholarship is open to all majors and also includes a waiver to attend the annual CSHEMA conference.
Dennis Deskins Memorial Scholarship
School: Eastern Michigan University
EMU offers an annual scholarship to students enrolled in their clinical laboratory sciences program. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. The amount of the award varies each year.
Udall Undergraduate Scholarship in Native Health Care
College sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated a commitment to Native American health care are eligible for the annual Udall Undergraduate Scholarship. Students should be pursuing a career path that will improve health care practice and delivery in Indian country or contribute to health care policy and research.
AHIMA Foundation Merit Scholarships
The AHIMA Foundation offers an annual merit scholarship program for students studying health information management. Scholarships are available at the Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree levels. Students must have achieved a minimum 3.5 GPA and be a current member of the AHIMA.
Christie Foundation Health Education Scholarship
Students pursuing any number of health related fields are eligible to apply for a Christie Foundation scholarship, including pharmacology, nutrition, surgery, and medical technology. The Christie Foundation also offers a fellowship program for medical students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Jim Haynes Memorial Scholarship in Radiologic Technology
School: Louisiana State University – Alexandria
The Jim Haynes Memorial Scholarship is available to Radiologic Technology students at the Alexandria campus of Louisiana State University. The scholarship is awarded for clinical performance and is a non-endowed scholarship.
Abbate Christian Medical Mission Fund
School: Wake Forest University
This endowed scholarship was begun by Dr. and Mrs. Guy Abbate and Evalnglical Medical Missions, Inc. in 1993. The scholarship, which has a variable amount, is available to medical, nursing, and medical technology students who will pursue a career in Christian medical missions upon completing their education.
Alfred P. Nelson Scholarship
The Hamilton Community Foundation in Nebraska awards the Alfred P. Nelson healthcare scholarship annually. The $2500 scholarship is available to any student pursuing a health related education including nursing and medical technology. The awards are available only to local Hamilton County, Nebraska students.
Siemens – ASCP Scholarship
Students interested in laboratory medicine are eligible for this scholarship offered in association between Siemens and the American Society of Clinical Pathology. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and promise.
Springfield Medical Foundation Scholarship
School: Southwest Minnesota State University
The $250 Springfield Medical Foundation Scholarship is available to part-time juniors majoring in medical technology as well as seniors majoring in nursing at Southwest Minnesota State University. Applicants should demonstrate scholarship, leadership and the potential for professional advancement.
Peckham, Guyton, Albers and Viets, Inc. Scholarship
School: Johnson County Community College
The Peckham, Guyton, Albers and Viets, Inc. Scholarship (PGAV scholarship) is awarded to Johnson County Community College students in the Medical Electronics Technology major. Although there is no requirement, preference for the award is given to high school graduates with a GPA of at least 3.0.
Radiologic Technology Scholarship
School: Portland Community College
Portland Community College offers an annual $1000 scholarship for radiologic technology students. Students must be enrolled full-time and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Russell A. Runnells Pathology Prize
School: Michigan State University
Available to both students in the veterinary medicine program and the medical technology program, the Russell A. Runnells Pathology Prize is based on the highest scores in pathology coursework.
Minot Moose Lodge Scholarship
School: Minot State University
The Minot Moose Lodge Scholarship is available to students at Minot State University majoring in Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Medical Technology, Pre-Medicine, Dentistry, or Pre-Pharmacy. The scholarship is based on financial need, academic performance, character, and citizenship.
Medical Laboratory Technology/Histologic Technology Scholarship
School: Florida State College at Jacksonville
In order to be eligible for the Medical Laboratory Technology/Histologic Technology Scholarship students must be seeking an Associate’s degree and be enrolled at least part time in either the FSCJ Medical Lab or Histologic Technology program as well as having a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Mary Todd Benson Foundation Scholarship
School: Arizona State University
Each year, the Mary Todd Benson Foundation awards $1000 to an Arizona resident at ASU who is studying medical laboratory sciences. The award is made in honor of Mary Todd Benson who worked for over 20 years in the field of Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science.
Sophia Louise Wege Scholarship
School: Aquinas College
First established in 1961, the Sophia Louis Wege Scholarship awards $1000 a year for four years to students interested in pursuing education, social work, or medical technology. Scholarship award winners must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
Senior Northwestern Business Scholarship
School: University of Northwestern Ohio
The Senior Northwestern Business Scholarship may be up to $6000 per year and is awarded to students at the University of Northwestern Ohio who are majoring in Accounting, Business Administration, Office Technology, or Medical Technology.
Ruth M. Jones Medical Technologist Award
School: Illinois State University
The Ruth M. Jones Medical Technologist Award is available each year to an Illinois State University students who wishes to take the national certification examination to become a Certified Medical Technologist by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.
Susan Margaret Horne Endowment Scholarship
School: South Piedmont Community College
Outstanding medical technology students at South Piedmont Community College are eligible for the Susan Margaret Horne Endowment Scholarship. The amount of the scholarship varies and more than one may be awarded each year. The student must be a resident of Anson or adjoining counties.
Stevens Award in Medical Technology
School: Michigan State University
The Stevens Award in Medical Technology is given annually to an outstanding student in medical technology at MSU. The amount of the award varies from year to year. Students should apply through MSU.
Ruston Hospital Endowment
School: Louisiana Tech University
Students in the allied health professions from Lincoln Parish, including medical technology and health information management, are eligible for the Ruston Hospital Endowment Scholarship in variable amounts. The scholarship is awarded to those who have already demonstrated academic excellence.
Norton Hospitals Foundation Lansing Scholars
School: Bellarmine University
Students enrolled in any of the following healthcare fields are eligible for the Norton Hospitals Foundation Lansing Scholars program at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky: registered nurse, medical technology/clinical laboratory science, cardiopulmonary science and cytotechnology. In return for the scholarship award, students must provide at least one year of service within the Norton Healthcare System.
Tri-State Orthopedic Surgeons Scholarship
School: Ivy Tech Community College
Students in the surgical technology program at Ivy Tech Community College are eligible for the Tri-State Orthopedic Surgeons Scholarship. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana, including Bloomington.
American Medical Technologists Scholarship
The American Medical Technologists Scholarship is awarded each year in the amount of $500 to the school of the recipient’s choice. Applicants must demonstrate a financial need and must be studying towards a career in one of the disciplines certified by AMT, including Medical Assistant, Medical Technologist or Certified Laboratory Consultant.
Association of Surgical Technologists Scholarship
The Association of Surgical Technologists Student Scholarship is awarded each year to students studying surgical technology. Winners are selected based on both financial need and academic performance. Applicants must also be eligible to sit for the NBSTSA national surgical technologist certifying examination.
Daria Downing Scholarship
School: Virginia Commonwealth University
The Daria Downing Scholarship is awarded in memory of Miss Daria Downing in the amount of $1000. It recognizes VCU students in clinical technology that have demonstrated high academic achievement and professional promise.
Medical Technology “Tech Is” Scholarship
School: Michigan Tech
Michigan Tech offers an endowed scholarship that was once part of a now defunct “Tech Is” program. Today, the scholarship is awarded to a junior class student in medical technology based on based on participation in the Society of Medical Laboratory Scientists, extracurricular activities, GPA, and faculty interviews.
Teddi H. Omohundro Memorial Medical Technology Scholarship
School: San Francisco State University
The Center for Biomedical Laboratory Science at San Francisco State University offers the annual Teddi H. Omohundro Memorial Medical Technology Scholarship for clinical laboratory internship students. Winners are chosen by the program director. No application is necessary.
ASAHP Scholarship of Excellence
School: ASAHP Member Schools
The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals Scholarship of Excellence is available to allied health students at ASAHP member schools. The $1000 scholarship will recognize outstanding students who have shown leadership potential. Students must have completed at least one term.
Gonyea-Stewart Scholarship Fund
School: University of Minnesota
Created in honor of former Medical Technology faculty member Lorraine Gonyea-Stewart, the Gonyea-Stewart Scholarship Fund offer awards to undergraduate University of Minnesota students purusing studies in medical technology.
Paul Cole Technologist Scholarship
School: Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology Accredited Programs
Students who are studying and excelling in the field of nuclear medicine are eligible for the Paul Cole Technologist Scholarship. Students must demonstrate a financial need at be an active member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.
Mercy Medical Technologist Scholarship
Sponsored by Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, the Mercy Medical Technologist Scholarship accepts applications year round. Upon graduation, awardees are considered for employment at the Mercy Hospital system.
Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship
Awarded to students entering a radiology tech program, the Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship is sponsored by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. It is awarded annually in the amount of $4000 to 5 students.
Jerman-Cahoon Student Scholarship
Another scholarship sponsored by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists is the Jerman-Cahoon Student Scholarship. Applicants may be specializing in radiology, sonography, magnetic resonance imaging or nuclear medicine in order to be eligible for one of the five $2500 scholarships.
School of Health Professions Scholarships
School: Texas Tech
Students currently enrolled in the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Health Professions are eligible for a number of scholarships, including those designated for medical technology programs. Incoming students may also be eligible for certain need and merit based awards.
School: Angelina College
Designated for a second-year radiologic science major with financial need, the Griffith-Ford Scholarship is available to students at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas
Nicholas Koussa Memorial Scholarship
School: Wright State University
Medical Technology majors with documented financial need and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at Wright State University are eligible for the Nicholas Koussa Memorial Scholarship.
School: University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
Junior and senior Medical Technology majors are eligible for the American Proficiency Institute (API) scholarship. Five scholarships of $2000 apiece are awarded
Victor A. Baylon Memorial Scholarship
Students wishing to apply for the Victor A. Baylon Memorial Scholarship must be full-time and enrolled in medical school or an accredited clinical laboratory science or medical technology program. Students must also be residents of Racine or Milwaukee County at the time of application (or a graduate of high school in one of those counties). The award varies, but is $1000 or more.
Dr. Betholene Love Medical Technology Scholarship
School: West Virginia University
Medical Technology students at West Virginia University are eligible for the Dr. Betholene Love Technology Scholarship. The scholarshpi is awarded each year. Applicants must file a FAFSA.
Aventis Outstanding Medical Student Scholarship
School: Park University
Park University students who are studying any medical related field, including Medical Technology or Radiology, are eligible for the Aventis Outstanding Medical Student Scholarship of $1000. Special consideration is given to minority students when selecting the award.
Harrel McKinney Technology Scholarship
School: Troy University
Originally endowed by a 1962 graduate of Troy University, the Harrel McKinney Technology Scholarship is available only to medical technology majors. Applications to this school-specific scholarship must go through the Department of Biological Sciences.
Christine Marmo Birney Memorial Scholarship
School: Wayne State College
The Christine Marmo Birney Memorial Scholarship may be awarded to more than one student each year. All applicants must be studying medical technology, dentistry, physical therapy, pharmacy, or medicine.
Ophthalmic Medical Technology Scholarship
School: Portland Community College
Students at Portland Community College who maintain a 2.5 GPA and have completed at least two terms in Ophthalmic Medical Technology are eligible for the Ophthalmic Medical Technology Scholarship. The amount of the award varies are financial need is taken into consideration.
Paramedical Careers Scholarship of the Women’s Auxiliary
School: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
The Paramedical Careers Scholarship of the Women’s Auxiliary was endowed in 1987 by the Women’s Auxiliary to the Chattanooga and Hamilton County Medical Society, Inc. It is available to University of Tennessee at Chattanooga students who are pursuing any health-related career, including medical technology.
Biology Department Fund Scholarship
School: Clarion University
Each year, the Clarion University Biology Department awards two scholarships to students studying either biology or medical technology. Awards, which are recommended by the Scholarship Committee, are determined based on academic record, contribution to the department and/or university, and participation in extracurricular activities.
Mary Eileen Leonard Clinical Laboratory Sciences Scholarship
School: Trident Technical College
Returning Medical Laboratory Technology students at Trident Technical College are eligible for the Mary Eileen Leonard Clinical Laboratory Sciences Scholarship. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and include an essay with their application.
Varian Radiation Therapy Advancement Scholarship
The Varian Radiation Therapy Advancement Scholarship was created in honor of Eileen McCullough and is available to undergraduate students enrolled in an entry-level radiation therapy program. The scholarship consists of a one time award of $5000.
Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity Scholarship
The Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity (AMTF) is is a national honorary fraternity whose purpose is the advancement of the professions in clinical laboratory sciences. Each year, they award AMTF scholarships from six endowment funds to students in a clinical laboratory sciences program, including Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technician, Cytotechnology and Histotechnology.