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Annual Meeting Travel Grant Application


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Available Grants

  • Four $500 travel grants for ASCLS Developing Professionals provided by the ASCLS Developing Professionals Forum (DPF)
  • Six $1000 travel grants for ASCLS Ascending Professionals provided by the ASCLS Ascending Professionals Forum (APF)

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the online form below.  Items with an asterick (*) are required.
  2. Upload both requested documents:
    1. Statement of Purpose Essay:  In an essay of 500 words or less, describe why you would like to attend the 2019 Joint Annual Meeting.  Include any recent or current involvement at the local, state, and national levels of ASCLS.  Document should be uploaded in Microsoft Word format.
    2. Character Reference:  Upload one (1) Professional / Character Reference Letter.  Some examples of professional references include: Program director, Professor, or Supervisor.

Deadline for Submission:  Monday, May 1, 2020

Note: We will NOT ask for missing documents. Only COMPLETED APPLICATIONS will be reviewed.


To be considered for a travel grant, each applicant must:

  1. Be a current ASCLS member.  Your application must coincide with your membership category:
    1. Developing Professional members are eligibile to apply for the DPF
    2. Ascending Professional member are eligible to apply for the APF travel grant
  2. Have registered as a full conference attendee to the 2020 ASCLS Annual Meeting. The registration will be confirmed by the ASCLS National Office.
  3. Not be the current ASCLS National Student Forum Chair, Vice-Chair, or Secretary.
  4. Not be a current or former U.S. or Canadian healthcare professional with an M.D. degree.

Preference is given to the following:

  • Members who have a record of active professional/student organization involvement and/or interest in professional activities.
  • Applicants who are not receiving funding from any other ASCLS source.  If you are receiving outside funding, please be sure to list this assistance in your Statement of Purpose essay (e.g. – from your state or region society, education program). 

To receive a travel grant, grantees must:

  1. Attend the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting for the entire duration.  Mandatory attendance is expected at the following events:
    1. All DPF or APF events at the Annual Meeting.
    2. The Issues Update/Professional Issues Open Forum and the House of Delegates
    3. A photo shoot at the Awards Ceremony
  2. Complete a W-9 form.
  3. Submit a one-page summary of your experiences within 2 weeks of the end of the Annual Meeting.

NOTE: All recipients will be awarded half of the grant funds prior to the meeting and the remaining half of the funds following the meeting. Remaining grant funds will not be disbursed unless all of the above grant requirements are met by required deadlines. Please consider this information when making travel arrangements.

It is expected that recipients will maintain their ASCLS Membership and provide active service at the local, state or national level after receipt of grant.

Travel Grant Application

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Please include home address, city, state & zip code.

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Only necessary if information differs from home address. Please include mailing address, city, state & zip code.

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If you are applying for a student travel grant, please list the name of the laboratory science academic program in which you are enrolled.

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If you are applying for a student travel grant, please list the name of the program director for the program in which you are enrolled.

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If you are applying for a student travel grant, please list the email address for your program director.

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Please list any organizations, besides ASCLS, for which you are a member.

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If you are employed, please provide the name of your employer.

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In 500 words or less, please attach a brief statement in Microsoft Word format answering the following questions: Why do you want to attend the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting? What do you hope to learn/experience from the meeting? How would attending the Joint Annual Meeting benefit you?

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Please contact one (1) individual who can attest to your character, academic potential and financial needs. Have them complete a letter of recommendation on the School’s/Employer’s letterhead. References may be from a Clinical Laboratory Science Program Director, Program Faculty member, or employer. NOTE: You must allow sufficient time for the individuals to send their recommendations back to you so you can meet the submission deadline of May 1.





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