ASCLS-PA Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship Guidelines
Purpose: The scholarship fund was created in memory of Past Presidents Sandy Keener and Mercedes T. Cole to honor their unique sprits, determination and dedication to the profession of clinical laboratory science and ASCLS-PA. Both Ms. Keener and Ms. Cole were interested in the education of laboratory scientists and students. ASCLS-PA has chosen to award a scholarship to a student currently attending or officially accepted into clinical training in the laboratory field. The scholarship recipient will exhibits the qualities of academic achievement, professionalism, and moral character that defined the careers and lives of Sandy and Mercedes.
Amount and Frequency of the Award: The ASCLS-PA Board of Directors will determine the amount each year at their summer or fall Board meeting. Past awards have been a minimum of $1000.
Membership Requirements: The student must be a current member of ASCLS/ASCLS-PA at the time the application is submitted.
Applicants Must: 1. Submit proof of enrollment in a NAACLS approved MLS/CLS/MT or MLT/CLT program 2. Submit a current college transcript 3. Submit a short essay (500 words or less) focusing on academic performance (rigor of classes, class rank, recommendations, and academic honors,) extracurricular activities, and community/professional involvement 4. Submit letters of recommendation attesting to outstanding qualities and performance from two (2) individuals other than relatives 5. Include official ASCLS-PA Memorial Scholarship form signed by the applicant 6. The program enrollment documentation, essay, application, and 2 letters of recommendation should be submitted together in one envelope or in one email. The official transcript should be sent directly from the college.
The scholarship committee will review the submitted applications for the combined qualities of academic excellence, social commitment, professionalism, and moral character as evidenced by the academic record, personal observations of the applicant and letters of recommendation. After initial review of the applications for quality and completeness, and verification of ASCLS-PA membership by the ASCLS-PA Treasurer, the Board of Directors of ASCLS-PA will select the final award recipient by email vote. Proof of Successful Completion: Proof of clinical training is required by ASCLS-PA as a condition of the award. If proof of successful completion is not submitted and/or the evaluation received in the clinical training is not acceptable for degree requirements, the scholarship money shall be returned to the ASCLS-PA Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Society by the recipient. Application Deadline: February 15
Application for ASCLS-PA Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship Please download and complete the fillable application in Word format, save as a pdf and email the application to the ASCLS-PA Treasurer Nassouh Mourabet at firstname.lastname@example.org