Awards and Scholarships
for Laboratory Professionals


Nominate Dedicated Lab Professionals for Prestigious ASCP Awards

Each year, ASCP recognizes the individuals who have made outstanding, lifelong contributions to the Society. At the last annual meeting, ASCP honored members in several categories for their singular efforts toward the advancement of the organization. ASCP applauds them for their imagination, their tenacity, and their vision. To read about the 2015 ASCP award winners, click here.

If you wish to make a nomination for the awards listed, please submit a nomination form listing the individual you would like to nominate and why you believe the individual deserves recognition.


"Writing the essay for the Siemens–ASCP scholarship changed my perspective about what I wanted to do in my career. The essay made me realize that I wanted to go beyond cytology screening. I though about aspiring to a management position, learning more about molecular diagnostics, and teaching laboratory professional students. In the few years since I graduated, I have achieved all three goals outlined in my essay for the Siemens–ASCP scholarship"

–Erin McCarthy
2008–2009 – ASCP Scholarship Winner

“I loved the interaction with the pathologists and the other laboratory professionals in making a diagnosis on a difficult case. The solving of difficult cases is both challenging and exciting.”
–Bette A. Jamieson, MA, MT(ASCP)SH
2012 ASCP Member Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

ASCP offers Laboratory Program Development Grants, created to help laboratory science programs educate and empower future medical laboratory professionals.

Grants are available to support:

  • Ongoing or new research projects,
  • New supplies and other equipment,
  • Advertising and outreach efforts to promote the profession, or
  • Education for staff or students.

To apply, programs must:

  • Be NAACLS or CAAHEP accredited. Programs that have gained "serious applicant status" by NAACLS are also eligible to apply.
  • Have at least one leader of the program as an ASCP member.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 Laboratory Program Development Grants:

  • Moraine Valley Community College/Career Programs – Palos Hills, IL
  • Quincy College MLT Program - Quincy, MA
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Little Rock, AR
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine Medical Laboratory Sciences Program – Albuquerque, NM
  • University of Texas Medical Branch Specialist in Blood Banking Program – Galveston, TX

The 2016 application deadline has passed. For inquiries, email