There are several opportunities for AST members to seek assistance
when pursuing their surgical technology education in CAAHEP-accredited
surgical technology programs or for current surgical technologists
who are pursuing advanced education related to the profession or
who are participating in medical missionary work.
Please read the application instructions carefully, and return
the application to the appropriate address with all the requested
materials. Each year, qualified candidates – students, as
well as practitioners – are disqualified from consideration,
because they have not submitted all the requested materials or
have not answered all the questions on the application.
Educators and practitioners – Please scroll down to the
bottom of this page for information about Scholarships for New Educators and Scholarships for Advanced
Education and Medical Mission Work from the Foundation for Surgical
2012 Scholarship Recipients
We are very proud to announce the names of the 2012 scholalrship recipients. Click here.
Scholarships for Students
Foundation for Surgical Technology
The Foundation offers financial assistance to students in accredited surgical technology programs. The leadership of the Foundation determines the amount of the awards and selects the scholarship recipients.
Download 2012-2013 Application Packet
Foundation Student Scholarship – Program Description
Foundation Student Scholarship - Interactive Student Section
Foundation Student Scholarship – Interactive Instructor
Foundation Student Scholarship – Interactive Clinical Preceptor
Scholarships for Educators and Practitioners
Foundation Scholarship for Medical Mission Work.
Foundation for Surgical Technology New Instructor Scholarship
The Foundation for Surgical Technology is introducing a new recognition to honor new surgical technology instructors who have accepted the challenge to educate our future practitioners. For eligibility criteria and an application. Coming soon.
Foundation for Surgical Technology Didactic Educator of the Year Award
The Foundation for Surgical Technology recognizes an outstanding classroom eduucator annually.
The recipient receives a $500 award, plaque and recognition at conference.
Foundation for Surgical Technology Clinical Educator of the Year Award
The Foundation for Surgical Technology recognizes an outstanding clinical eduucator annually.
The recipient receives a $500 award, plaque and recognition at conference. Coming soon.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities for Students and Educators
Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology
The ARC/STSA (formerly ARC-ST) sponsors scholarship awards for students and educators. Please visit their web site for information: www.arcst.org
National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
The NBSTSA sponsors scholarship awards for students and practitioners. Please visit their web site for information: www.nbstsa.org