Edward C. Dolbey Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships

 

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Education and Research Fund (E&R Fund) and the honorary Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity (AMTF) provide undergraduate scholarships for students enrolled in Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science, Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, Histotechnology, or Cytotechnology programs.

The E&R Fund also provides graduate student scholarships. E&R Fund scholarships are supported by member and industry contributions and bequests, by the Edward C. Dolbey Trust, and by the proceeds of a silent auction held at the ASCLS annual meeting. Annually 20–25 undergraduate and graduate scholarships are awarded, depending on contribution levels and market conditions.

Presentation

Each undergraduate Dolbey scholarship winner is awarded up to $1500 for MLS and up to $1,000 for MLT and each graduate Dolbey scholarship winner up to $3000. Recipients are notified by email and are honored at the ASCLS Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony. AMTF scholarship winners are also honored at the AMTF dinner held during the Annual Meeting.

Eligibility for E&R Fund and AMTF Scholarships

  • Scholarship applicants must be a member of ASCLS.
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Undergraduate applicants may apply during their final year.
  • Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled in a NAACLS accredited program.
  • Graduate applicants (E&R Fund) must be accepted into or enrolled in an approved Masters or Doctoral program in areas related to Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science including Clinical Laboratory Education or Management.
  • Graduate applicants cannot complete their education before the scholarship is awarded.

Applications Available November 1; Application Deadline is March 18.

Only one application and performance evaluation each is necessary to be considered for all available undergraduate or graduate scholarships, respectively.

Undergraduate Student Process

One application and one performance evaluation enters the student into competition for both the E&R Fund and AMTF undergraduate scholarships.  To download the Undergraduate application and forms, go to the AMTF Scholarship webpage

Graduate Student Process

Use the graduate application and performance evaluation forms to apply for a graduate scholarship. For convenience, AMTF also processes E&R fund graduate student applications. Only typewritten or computer-generated forms are accepted.  To download the Graduate application and forms, go to the AMTF Scholarship webpage.

Electronic documents are not accepted. Mail completed application forms and accompanying documentation to address included on the application.

 

Member Research Grant

 

Education and Research Fund, Inc. 

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Education and Research Fund administers member grants to support Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science research. The sources for these grants are contributions from our members, Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science practitioners, and corporate underwriters. Grants of up to $5000 may be presented annually.

Presentation

Each winner is awarded up to $5000 in support of their investigation at the ASCLS Annual Meeting awards ceremony.

Eligibility

  • Professional member of ASCLS.
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Scientist or Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician with national certification.
  • One peer reference on institutional letterhead must accompany application and proposal.  The reference writer must provide contract information, may be an immedate supervisor and must evaluate the investigator's ability to complete the project.  

Exclusions

  • Educational tuition and curriculum development.
  • Stipends for applicants and assistants.
  • Manuscript preparation and publication cost.
  • Purchasing standard equipment and supplies normally available in a clinical or research laboratory.
  • Travel to scientific meetings.
  • Indirect costs. Funds are for direct support of the proposed investigation.

Requirements

  • A statement must be emailed to the ASCLS Executive Vice President at jimf@ascls.org within six months after project completion explaining how the funds were used. Awardees who do not submit a report are ineligible for further awards.
  • Awardees seeking an extension or additional support for continuation of a previously supported project must submit a new application accompanied by a progress report. Up to two extensions may be granted.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit their work for presentation at the ASCLS Annual Meeting and for publication in Clinical Laboratory Science.

Application deadline: May 1

Please complete and forward your application form with your research proposal and additional documentation by email addressed to the ASCLS Education and Research Fund c/o ASCLS Executive Vice President at jimf@ascls.org.

Download the award application

Download the ASCLS Awards Application Coversheet

 

Education and Research Fund Scholarships, Grants and Awards

Established in 1953, the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Education and Research Fund, Inc. (ASCLS E & R Fund) provides scholarships, research grants, and professional awards that assist in the growth of the Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science profession and enhance the essential services provided by laboratory professionals.

Resources originate from contributions and bequests from individual laboratory practitioners, ASCLS members, and industry partners; gifts that honor or memorialize loved ones, colleagues, and friends; and proceeds from the ASCLS annual meeting's silent auction of premiums provided by individual members and state societies.

The Fund offers a $1500 Memorial undergraduate scholarship annually to a qualifying  MLS student and a $1000 scholarship to a qualifying MLT student in their final year of study.Other undergraduate scholarships are available to honor Dan Southern ($2000), in memory of Edward C. Dolbey, Michelle Kanuth, and Bernadette Rodak (each $1500).  A $3000 Edward C. Dolbey graduate scholarship is offered to graduate students in Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science or in a related graduate field. We also offer research grants of $3000–$5000 supporting members' investigations of issues critical to laboratory medicine and health care. The I. Dean Spradling Graduate Research Grant is awarded to a qualifying graduate student in MLS. The awards program recognizes outstanding achievements, contributions, and service to the profession and celebrates the value of professional ability and commitment. Grants, scholarships, and professional achievement awards are presented at the ASCLS Annual Meeting.

For more information, select from the following list:

Grants

Scholarships

Professional Awards

Testimonials- Learn more about the value of E & R Fund awards.

For additional awards, select Awards.

For additional undergraduate scholarships, go to the Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity scholarship program.

 

I. Dean Spradling Graduate Research Grant

 

Education and Research Fund Inc. 

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Education and Research Fund administers the I. Dean Spradling Graduate Research Grant, designed to support graduate student Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science research. The grant is sponsored by Scott and Sumner Spradling in memory of  I. Dean Spradling, founder of Infolab, Inc..

Presentation

Each winner is awarded $3000 in support of their research investigation.

Eligibility

  • Student member or professional member of ASCLS.
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Graduate student at the time the research award is presented.
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Scientist or Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician accepted to or presently enrolled in an accredited Master of Science or Doctoral program in or related to Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science.

Exclusions

  • Educational tuition and curriculum development.
  • Stipends for applicants and assistants.
  • Manuscript preparation and publication cost.
  • Purchasing standard equipment and supplies normally available in a clinical or research laboratory.
  • Travel to scientific meetings.
  • Indirect costs. Funds are for direct support of the proposed investigation.

Requirements

  • A statement must be emailed to the ASCLS Executive Vice President Jim Flanigan at, jimf@ascls.org, within six months after project completion explaining how the funds were used. Awardees who do not submit a report are ineligible for further awards.
  • Awardees seeking an extension or additional support for continuation of a previously supported project must submit a new application accompanied by a progress report. Up to two extensions may be granted.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit their work for presentation at the ASCLS Annual Meeting and for publication in Clinical Laboratory Science.

Application deadline: May 1

Please complete and forward your application form with your grant proposal and additional documentation by email to ASCLS Executive Vice President Jim Flanigan at jimf@ascls.org. Only electronic documents are accepted.

Download the award application

Download the ASCLS Award Application Coversheet

 

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