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2019 Former Presidents' Conference Scholarship

In celebration of their rich history of service and commitment to the profession of surgical technology, the AST Former Presidents are excited to again offer the Conference Scholarship intended for Certified Surgical Technologists (CST), who want to be energized by attending the AST Conference. The scholarships will not exceed $1,000 each, and offered only to AST members who have been active in the association and have NEVER attended the national conference. Applicants must have been AST members with uninterrupted membership for a minimum of two years prior to the date of the application. Recipients must maintain their AST membership and CST certification. All recipients will be asked to share their experiences and contribute an article to the August Journal. (Students, instructors and nonmembers are not eligible).

The AST Former Presidents will be reviewing applications and selecting qualified recipients from members who meet the requirements of this honorarium and have the time and wish to attend the AST Surgical Technology Conference in National Harbor, Maryland (DC Metro Area) May 30-June 1 2019. Simply, fill out the online interactive application and write a 300-500-word essay explaining "How I Would Benefit from Attending Conference." In a separate email, send a photo (preferably a high resolution jpg) to The deadline for applications is March 1. Recipients will be notified by end of March. At conference, there will be time for recipients to meet with former presidents!


ESSAY(300-500 word maximum)
In your essay, please address the following:
  1. Please describe your expectations or personal goals that may result from attending conference, such as networking opportunities or broadening your professional knowledge
  2. Outline the reasons you should be selected for this scholarship versus other individuals.
  3. In what ways do you foresee attending the AST Conference will impact your level of employee performance and overall patient care?
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