A Strong Foundation
 
 

It’s only through your generosity that the ASRT Foundation continues to make a profound difference in the lives of medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals and students who enhance the quality and safety of patient care.

Help us build a stronger Foundation. Your donation helps us continue our mission to provide educational, research and outreach opportunities that empower technologists and students and strengthen our profession today and in the future.

 

See How Your Gift Helps

 

These extra funds will be incredibly helpful during the coming year as I relocate to a new city and learn a new career. You have changed my life as well as countless others. I hope to touch others with my health care expertise and prove that the generosity you have shown is the gift that keeps giving.

Michelle Walters
Recipient, Varian Proton Medical Dosimetry Scholarship
Michelle Walters
Lilly Quinn

With you all helping pay for my radiation therapy degree, I will not have to pay any out-of-pocket expenses for my summer semester, which is the semester I was worrying about the most as far as finances go. I lost my father this past spring, so it was hard for me to find the motivation to work all summer in order to save for my tuition.

Lilly Quinn
Recipient, Elekta Radiation Therapy Scholarship

With your generous donation, I will be able to explore not only who I am as a sonographer in my career, but also who I am as a person. I believe that every good deed should be paid forward; that is why I plan to use the funds from this scholarship to excel in my program, and hopefully become the person that younger generations can look to for a role model.

Micayla F. Runyon
Recipient, Jerman-Cahoon Student Scholarship
Micayla F. Runyon
Amador Padilla III RT(R)(CT)RSO

During the pandemic life was filled with so much uncertainty that foundations like ASRT and all the donations of all these amazing foundations give us hope and a ray of light during these dark times for many of us. I can’t put into words as to how grateful I am for this gift that will help me continue one of my life goals. Thank you very much and God Bless You All!

Amador Padilla III RT(R)(CT)RSO
Recipient, Parsons Degree Achievement Scholarship

Growing up, I have always been aware of our financial troubles, which really took a toll on me. I had to worry about how we were going to eat, keep our house and stay healthy. I never thought that college would ever be an option for me. Due to your generosity, you have helped my family and me immensely and will make graduating college possible. This scholarship will take a tremendous weight off of my shoulders and allow me to be a normal college student without having to worry about such big factors.

Amber Gutierrez
Recipient, Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship
Amber Gutierrez
Ashley Malloy, R.T.(R)

Thank you so much for donating to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. And thank you to ASRT for choosing me as a recipient. Toward the end of March 2020, I was laid off from my job due to COVID. With this award I was able to pay some bills until my unemployment kicked in. It grounded me during an uncertain, stressful time and I am forever grateful. Your kindness and generosity have helped so many in our community.

Ashley Malloy, R.T.(R)
Recipient, COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Grant

I am very honored and enthusiastic to have received the Jerman-Cahoon Student Scholarship. I am profoundly grateful for your generosity in gifting me this scholarship to pursue my education in radiologic technology.

Valerie Wanke, Student
Scholarship Recipient
Valerie Wanke
Cindy McGuire

While technical skills associated with patient care, anatomy and physiology are essential to the radiologic technology profession, the emotional demands contributing to attrition and burnout should not be overlooked. Recent events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and workforce shortages, challenge education programs to consider how to best prepare students for a future health care career. The generous support from the ASRT Foundation has provided me with an opportunity to explore emotional intelligence in radiology students. This research can help develop collaborative interventions to better prepare graduates to join the workforce and strengthen the radiologic technology profession.

Cindy McGuire, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(M)
Research Grant Recipient

The funding provided by the ASRT Foundation was instrumental in allowing our research team to collect pilot data on adults 40-60 years of age at risk for cardiovascular disease. The funds paid for incentives for participants to consent to providing risk assessment scores, a blood draw, sonographic imaging of the aorta and a cardiac calcium CT scoring. The funding and execution of our study coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic and accelerated our work. The results of our funded work will hopefully push the field forward in ways that improve the care of 40- to 60-year-old adults.

Kevin D. Evans, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(M)(BD), RDMS, RVS, FSDMS, FAIUM
Research Grant Recipient
Kevin D. Evans
Keshena Patterson

Keshena Patterson, B.S., R.T.(R)(CT), created a presentation about women’s health and disease processes revealed during CT pelvic exams. She chooses volunteer projects based on her passion and expertise that will allow her to use her knowledge to help others “be more informed technologists.”

Keshena Patterson, B.S., R.T.(R)(CT)
Participant, USA Healthcare Disparities Initiative, Sponsored by RAD-AID and the ASRT Foundation

Positioning to Help Technologists and Students

The ASRT Foundation provides medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals and students with financial support so they can achieve their goals. In FY 2021, the Foundation gave 246 scholarships and grants, totaling $318,135 in awards.

Dollar Amount of Awards
 

Cares Act Tax Incentives

Cares Act 2020

Extended to the 2021 tax year! The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act provides tax incentives to those donating to nonprofits. Take advantage of the universal charitable deduction — up to $300 for individual donors who don’t itemize and who take the standard deduction on their tax returns and up to $600 for those who file jointly. Talk with your tax and financial advisors for more information about the Cares Act.