Below are the available scholarships for ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) members. These ASRT Foundation scholarships are provided thanks to individuals and corporations who understand the importance of highly skilled radiologic technologists and the power of education to create a brighter future.
When you apply you only need to complete one application. Based on your answers to the application questions, your scholarship application will be auto-matched with all scholarship opportunities that you qualify for. Awards for the 2021-2022 year range from $500 - $5,000.
Bob Cassling Memorial Scholarship
Cassling is an Advanced Partner and authorized sales and service organization for Siemens Healthineers. Founded in 1984 by Bob Cassling and headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, the company is committed to offering comprehensive support to health care providers including world-renowned diagnostic imaging equipment, 24/7 service, project management, marketing, continuing education and everything in between.
Cassling is a strong supporter of the imaging profession and believes professional development and ongoing education are essential to creating a vibrant health care community. Cassling helps organizations of every size, from critical access hospitals and diagnostic imaging centers to large health systems, to increase efficiency, decrease costs and enhance patient care.
The purpose of this scholarship is to support medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals working in rural areas pursuing an academic degree or obtaining an additional certification. Two awards will be given for the 2021-2022 year.
Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The Elekta Radiation Therapy Scholarship was established to help the best and brightest students afford their radiation therapy programs. Elekta cares deeply about the oncology profession and is a passionate supporter of radiation therapists. Six awards will be given for the 2021-2022 year.
In recognition of the importance of improving diversity, inclusion and representation in the health care industry, at least two of these six scholarships will be awarded to Black students.
Hologic is a leading innovator in women’s health, helping health care professionals around the world diagnose and treat their patients with precision, certainty and confidence. The Hologic Mammography Scholarship was created for radiologic technologists pursuing educational opportunities to become eligible to take the mammography certification exam. Two awards will be given for the 2021-2022 year. Learn more about becoming a mammographer by using the ASRT Mammography Roadmap.
James and Stephanie Johnston Journey Scholarship
This scholarship invites fellow radiologic technologists to celebrate a profession that brought this couple together and continues to inspire its journey. In endowing a scholarship, James and Stephanie ask only that those who receive one pay it forward in terms of giving back to the radiologic sciences. Recipients of this scholarship will be individuals with a medical imaging background who are pursuing a master’s degree or doctorate to further their careers as educators or managers. One award will be given for the 2021-2022 year.
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists established the Jerman-Cahoon Student Scholarship in honor of Ed C. Jerman, founder of the Society, and John B. Cahoon Jr., former ASRT president and a highly respected educator. Ten awards will be given for the 2021-2022 year to entry-level students in a radiography, sonography, magnetic resonance or nuclear medicine program.
Jorge A. Casañas, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(CV)(QM), believes in making a difference as a technologist, supervisor, educator, volunteer and philanthropist while staying engaged and involved in the profession. Jorge, a recipient of the International Speaker Exchange Grant in 2008, past member of the ASRT Foundation Scholarship Review Committee and longtime supporter of the ASRT Foundation, established the Jorge A. Casañas Hispanic Scholarship to give back to the profession and support entry-level Hispanic students achieving their first college degree in a radiography or radiologic science program. One award will be given for the 2021-2022 year.
Joy and Jordan Renner have dedicated their professional careers to advancing the art and science of imaging through higher-quality images and safer patient care. They established this scholarship to support individuals who seek further education to become leaders in the profession and in radiologic science education at all levels. Recipients of this scholarship will be medical imaging educators who have given back to the profession by means of volunteer service and who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher. One award will be given for the 2021-2022 year.
A scholarship early in her career led Marie Racine, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(T), into the U.S. Army as a radiographer and then through more than 40 years as a radiation therapy instructor and program director. In 2013, Marie continued the circle of giving when she asked the ASRT Foundation to endow the Marie L. A. Racine Scholarship to assist radiation therapists who are pursuing a bachelor's or higher degree. One award will be given for the 2021-2022 year.
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The Foundation established the Memorial Scholarship during ASRT’s Centennial as a way to support entry-level medical imaging and radiation therapy students entering the profession in the new era. One award will be given for the 2021- 2022 year in Memory of Jack and Angie Cullinan.
Northern California Society of Radiation Therapists Scholarship
A generous donation from the Northern California Society of Radiation Therapists will provide scholarships to radiation therapists pursuing medical dosimetry. One award will be given for the 2021-2022 year.
Parsons Degree Achievement Scholarship
The Parsons Degree Achievement Scholarship was created to help established radiologic technologists earn their first college degree (associate or bachelor's) and was named in memory of Cathy Parsons, former ASRT Foundation Chair. Funding for this scholarship is provided through a generous grant by the ASRT Board of Directors and through contributions from individual donors. Eleven awards will be given for the 2021-2022 year.
Philip W. Ballinger Scholarship
Although Phil Ballinger, Ph.D., R.T.(R), FASRT, retired from teaching a few years ago, he continues to make a difference in the profession through this scholarship fund. Dr. Phil longtime radiologic technologist, educator and author in the radiologic sciences started the scholarship in 2014 to help other R.T. educators return to school to attain a master’s degree or doctorate. Three awards will be given for the 2021-2022 year..
Professional Advancement Scholarship
The Professional Advancement Scholarship was created to ensure that radiologic technologists have the financial support they need to complete additional certifications or degrees. Funding for this scholarship is provided through generous contributions from individuals and corporate partners. Fourteen awards will be given for the 2021-2022 year.
2021 corporate supporters:
Community Brands a leading provider of cloud based software Hitachi Healthcare Hitachi Healthcare’s magnetic resonance, computed tomography, sonography and information technology technologies are designed to take physicians, technologists and patients to the next level of diagnostic imaging and play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of disease while driving social innovation in health care.
Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies trusted partner of medical industry stakeholders and a nationally recognized consulting team offering expertise in specialty coding and documentation, education and training resources, revenue cycle workflow optimization and regulatory compliance.
Radiation Therapy Pioneers Scholarship
Elaine Chin, B.S., R.T.(T), CMD, and Steven Hardy, M.S., R.T.(R)(T)(CT), CMD, put their passion for the profession and for the pioneers of radiation therapy history into a scholarship that acknowledges radiographers transitioning into radiation therapy. As radiation therapists, teachers and members of the ASRT Foundation Scholarship Committee, Elaine and Steven are funding one award for the 2021-2022 year.
Richard S. Kay Endowed Scholarship
Radiographer and entrepreneur Richard Kay, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(M), FASRT, CRadP, MSRP, approached the ASRT Foundation in 2013 to establish a scholarship that reflects his passion for the profession. The award is intended to ensure that entry-level students have the financial support necessary to finish school. Two awards will be given for the 2021-2022 year.
Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists is the world’s largest credentialing organization that seeks to ensure high quality patient care in radiologic technology. The ARRT created the Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship to assist minority students who are in an entry-level radiography, sonography, magnetic resonance, radiation therapy or nuclear medicine program. This scholarship, created in honor of Royce Osborn, is funded through an endowment from the ARRT and through contributions from individual donors. Five awards will be given for the 2021-2022 year.
Siemens Clinical Advancement Scholarship
Siemens Healthcare is a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics and medical information technology. By optimizing clinical workflows, Siemens makes health care faster, better and more cost-effective. The Siemens Clinical Advancement Scholarship assists medical imaging professionals seeking to enhance their clinical practice skills and provide excellent patient care. Four scholarships will be awarded for the 2021-2022 year to professionals pursuing a specialty certification.
Varian Radiation Therapy Advancement Scholarship
Varian Medical Systems creates technology for treating cancer with radiation therapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy and brachytherapy. The Varian Radiation Therapy Advancement Scholarship was created to ensure radiation therapists and medical dosimetrists can afford education that enhances their clinical practice skills and helps them provide excellent patient care. Varian funds these awards because it believes in the power of education to make a difference for radiation therapists and their patients. Nine awards will be given for the 2021-2022 year.
Varian Proton Medical Dosimetry Scholarship
The Varian Proton Medical Dosimetry Scholarship was created by Varian Medical Systems to support medical dosimetrists pursuing a certificate or degree in proton medical dosimetry. Nine awards will be given for the 2021-2022 year.