The Foundation normally announces scholarships for surgical technology students at AST's annual conference. Due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of the conference, the Foundation notified scholars directly in May and AST published their names in the August issue of The Surgical Technologist.
Meet our scholars.
Board Extends Military Conference Scholarships
The Foundation's board, appointed by the presidents of AST and the NBSTSA, voted in April to continue funding the Everett McCreary Military Conference Scholarships. 2020 recipients were notified in May and are able to transfer their scholarships to a future AST conference. The application for 2021 scholarships will be available as soon as details of that conference have been finalized.
Foundation Welcomes Constellation Awards
The Foundation is proud to administer AST's new Constellation Awards program for surgical technology educators. This new recognition program honors Guiding Stars with 15 or more years of teaching experience; Shining Stars with 6-14 years of teaching experience; and Rising Stars with 1-5 years of teaching experience. The Constellation Awards take the place of the Didactic and Clinical Educator of the Year Awards. Applications are due annually on December 1. Recipients will be announced each year at AST's Educators Conference in February.