ASRT Foundation Awards More Than $265,000 in Scholarships

ASRT Staff
Jun. 15, 2021

The ASRT Foundation, philanthropic arm of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, has awarded $265,500 in scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year.

This year's 87 recipients include practicing professionals working toward new certifications and degrees along with entry-level students at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Scholarship awards range from $500 up to $5,000 and are funded by the ASRT Foundation through partnerships with corporations, non-profits and generous ASRT members. The ASRT Foundation is believed to be the largest single provider of medical imaging and radiation therapy scholarships in the world.

Scholarship recipients submitted applications and were selected based on evidence of commitment, leadership, achievement and financial need. The Foundation's Scholarship Review Committee evaluated scholarship applications and provided recommendations to the Board of Trustees, which then approved the applicants.

In 2021, the ASRT Foundation offered several new scholarship opportunities including:

Elekta Radiation Therapy Scholarship for Black Students

Improving diversity, inclusion and representation in the health care industry was top of mind when Elekta created a scholarship for Black radiation therapy students. Two scholarship recipients will receive $5,000 each to put toward their educational expenses.

Royce Osborn Minority Scholarships

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists supported two additional Royce Osborn Minority Scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year for a total of seven awards. The scholarships aim to promote diversity and inclusion in the radiologic technology profession.

Hologic Inc. Mammography Scholarship

This professional-level scholarship supports radiographers pursuing educational opportunities that will prepare them to take the mammography certification exam. The Foundation will award two selected applicants $4,300 each.

"We're proud to lead the way in supporting students and professionals with new opportunities for advancement", said Steve Hardy, M.S., R.T.(R)(T)(CT), CMD, chief operating officer for the ASRT Foundation and executive vice president of development and corporate relations for ASRT. "Offering these scholarships is a powerful tool to develop new leaders and a way to give back to this vital profession. We couldn't do it without the generosity of our donors and corporate supporters. Thank you."

See list of all scholarship recipients here.