Hologic Inc. Funds New Mammography Scholarship Opportunities

Oct. 15, 2020

The ASRT Foundation and Hologic Inc. have partnered to offer professional-level scholarships to support radiographers pursuing educational opportunities to prepare them to take the mammography certification exam. The Foundation will award two selected applicants $4,300 each.

Hologic is a medical technology company primarily focused on women’s health. The ASRT Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the world’s largest radiologic science association.

The scholarships debut during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment of the disease. According to BreastCancer.org, “About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.”

The ASRT Foundation is known as the largest single provider of medical imaging and radiation therapy scholarships in the world. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the ASRT Foundation awarded more than $213,000 in scholarships to 65 recipients including practicing professionals working toward new certifications and degrees along with entry-level students at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

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 corporate supporters such as Hologic."