Grants and Scholarships Available Now

ASCP is committed to investing in its members and future leaders of the profession. ASCP has provided over $2 million in grants and scholarships to our members and laboratory science programs over the past three years.

 

ASCP 2024 Annual Meeting Travel Grants
Medical Laboratory Science Program Director Educational Grants
ASCP Foundation Laboratory Student Scholarships
Garza & Becan-McBride Endowed Phlebotomy Student Scholarships
Resident Subspecialty Grants
Leadership Institute Scholarship
ASCP Resident Forensic Rotation Awards
Dr. Alvin Ring Empowerment Scholarship for Laboratory Professionals
ASCP 2024 Annual Meeting Travel Grants

ASCP 2024 Annual Meeting Travel Grants

Take advantage of the world-class education at the ASCP 2024 Annual Meeting to gain practical, immediately-applicable knowledge and be ready for the future of pathology and laboratory science—today, and ASCP wants to help pay for it.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

  • ASCP Laboratory Science Student Members – Eligible for up to $500
  • ASCP Medical Student Members - Eligible for up to $500
  • ASCP Resident Members - Eligible for up to $1,000
  • ASCP Laboratory Professional Members - Eligible for up to $1,500
  • ASCP Laboratory Science Program Directors with ASCP membership - Eligible for up to $1,500

What's the Deadline?

May 13, 2024

Application Requirements?

  1. Complete the online application by May 13, 2024.
  2. Registration to ASCP 2024 is required to complete the application.

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Questions? Email scholarships@ascp.org

Medical Laboratory Science Program Director Educational Grants

Medical Laboratory Science Program Director Educational Grants

ASCP is offering Laboratory Science Program Director Educational Grants up to $10,000 to help programs educate and empower future medical laboratory professionals. Grants are available for the following funding categories:

  • Program enrichment and expenses.
  • Clinical sites or otherwise assisting with clinical site placements. Examples of clinical site support include providing textbooks or reference books, lab supplies, or continuing education for clinical site staff.
  • Advertising and outreach efforts to promote the profession to potential students.

What's the Deadline?

May 13, 2024

Application Requirements?

  1. Complete the online application by May 13, 2024.
  2. Registration to ASCP 2024 is required to complete the application.

Click Here to Apply

Questions? Email scholarships@ascp.org

ASCP Foundation Laboratory Student Scholarships

ASCP Foundation Laboratory Student Scholarships

ASCP is offering scholarships up to $1,000 to support academically high-achieving laboratory students with expenses related to their education.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

ASCP Laboratory Science Student Members - Student membership is FREE! Become a member today at www.ascp.org/membership.

What’s the Deadline?

May 13, 2024

Application Requirements?

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be enrolled in one of the following programs:
    • a NAACLS, CAAHEP, or ABHES accredited laboratory science program.
    • 50 week U.S. military medical laboratory training course.
    • a NAACLS approved clinical assistant or phlebotomy training program.
    • a phlebotomy program approved by the California Department of Public Health.
    • a structured training program that meets the ASCP Board of Certification structured training program Eligibility Criteria (Phlebotomy Route 2, Laboratory Assistant Route 6).

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Questions? Email scholarships@ascp.org

Garza & Becan-McBride Endowed Phlebotomy Student Scholarships

Garza & Becan-McBride Phlebotomy Student Scholarships

Scholarships up to $1,000 are available to support academically high-achieving students with expenses related to their education.

ASCP members Kathleen Becan McBride, EdD, MASCP, MLS(ASCP)CM, and Diana “Didi” Garza, EdD, MLS(ASCP)CM, have established this endowed scholarship through the ASCP Foundation to support students who want to become phlebotomists.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

ASCP Laboratory Science Student Members - Student membership is FREE! Become a member today at www.ascp.org/membership.

What’s the Deadline?

May 13, 2024

Application Requirements?

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have successfully completed at least 50% of training in:
    • a NAACLS approved phlebotomy training program; or
    • a phlebotomy program approved by the California Department of Public Health; or
    • a structured training program that meets the ASCP Board of Certification structured training program Eligibility Criteria (Phlebotomy Route 2).

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Questions? Email scholarships@ascp.org

Resident Subspecialty Grants

Resident Subspecialty Grants

ASCP Resident Subspecialty Grants give pathology residents the financial support to pursue an external rotation in their subspecialty area. Go beyond your institution to expand your experience with and exposure to expert pathologists! Grants are available for different rotation lengths:

  • One Week - $500
  • Two Weeks - $1,000
  • Four Weeks - $2,000

Who is Eligible to Apply?

ASCP Resident Members

What’s the Deadline?

May 13, 2024

Application Requirements?

Rotations must take place in 2024.

Click Here to Apply Now

Questions? Email residentcouncil@ascp.org

Leadership Institute Scholarship

Leadership Institute Scholarship

The ASCP Foundation Leadership Institute Scholarship offers the opportunity for recipients to improve their leadership skills. Every year, a laboratory professional and a pathologist are chosen from the applicants to receive the Leadership Institute Certificate Program and five hours of one-on-one coaching from ASCP’s team of leadership experts. The Certificate Program focuses on increasing self-awareness to gain insights into personal leadership styles and behavior. Coaching will revolve around feedback from self-assessments and other areas about which recipients would like feedback.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Both pathologist and laboratory professional ASCP members are eligible for this scholarship. Candidates are expected to have a personal interest in leadership but do not need to currently be serving in a leadership position. Candidates should have the following:

  • Current ASCP membership
  • 5-7 years of work experience in the field of laboratory science
  • Previous leadership experience, either professionally or personally

About the ASCP Leadership Institute

The ASCP Leadership Institute is the lab team’s complete resource for practical, customizable leadership training developed to enhance pathologists’ and laboratory professionals’ effectiveness in the lab.

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What’s the Deadline?

May 13, 2024

Click Here to Apply Now

Questions? Email scholarships@ascp.org

ASCP Resident Forensic Rotation Awards

ASCP Resident Forensic Rotation Awards

 ASCP, in collaboration with George Mason University and with funding from the National Institutes of Justice, is very excited to provide pathology residents with a unique rotation opportunity in forensics. Forensic pathology is one of the most undersubscribed pathology specialties with the current workforce of between 500 and 600 MD pathologists interactive with the criminal justice system. However, at least 1,200 pathologists are needed to meet the standards needed for the U.S. system. This has created unprecedented job demand for forensic pathologists resulting in much higher compensation packages, loan repayment opportunities, and hybrid career choices.

To provide pathology residents with experiential forensic pathology time, ASCP is offering one-month fellowship awards to U.S.-based pathology trainees for rotations in rural forensic facilities. The awards, $6,000 per award, will allow eligible trainees to rotate within forensic pathology units in a variety of settings to experience the opportunities, challenges, and excitement of medicolegal investigation. In addition to direct exposure to the practice of forensic medicine, trainees will also understand hybrid models for pathology careers, innovative loan repayment systems, incentives, and the concept of multi-jurisdiction coverage. 

How to Apply

ASCP Resident Forensic Rotation Awards give pathology residents the financial support to pursue an external rotation in their subspecialty area. Go beyond your institution to expand your experience with and exposure to expert pathologists! The program lasts for one month and selected awardees will receive $6,000 to cover expenses.

What’s the Deadline?

May 13, 2024

Application Requirements?

  • ASCP Resident Members
  • Rotations must take place by June 30, 2025.
  • This award is specifically intended for pathology residents who are interested in pursuing forensic pathology, but who have not already committed to this subspecialty. This application is not intended for pathology residents who have already committed to a forensic pathology career.

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Dr. Alvin Ring Empowerment Scholarship for Laboratory Professionals

Dr. Alvin Ring Empowerment Scholarship for Laboratory Professionals

The Dr. Alvin Ring Empowerment Scholarship for Laboratory Professionals, established through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), aims to provide financial aid to those pursuing higher education in the medical laboratory sciences. Scholarships range from $1,000-$5,000 depending on applicant qualifications and degree program pursued. Scholarship aid may be used toward certification fees, direct academic tuition, or needs-based expenses to support the student's academic career.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

To foster a more inclusive and diverse laboratory workforce, this scholarship is looking for students from underrepresented populations or from underserved areas, seeking to serve underserved communities with their education. Additionally, candidates should be in good academic standing and/or show commitment to staying in the laboratory profession, as vouched for by academic or professional reference letters.

Candidates must also fit one of the following categories:

  1. High-school degree seniors who wish to pursue higher education in medical laboratory sciences, through NAACLS-accredited PBT, MLA, MLT, or MLS programs.
  2. Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science Degree seeking students interested in pursuing higher degrees from NAACLS-accredited MLT or MLS programs.
  3. Senior-year Bachelors of Science Degree seeking students interested in pursuing higher degrees from NAACLS-accredited MLS programs.
  4. High-school, Associates, or Bachelors of Science degree-holding laboratorians actively in the workforce who wish to pursue higher specialization through degrees from NAACLS-accredited PBT, MLA, MLT, MLS, or HTL programs.

What’s the Deadline?

May 31, 2024

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Questions? Email ascpfoundation@ascp.org