Welcome to the Foundation for Surgical Technology. We are committed to helping surgical technologists as they prepare for their career, serve the profession and give back in meaningful ways around the world. With your support and the support of our partners, the Foundation for Surgical Technology has been able to give more than 280 scholarships worth more than $240,000 to deserving students. In addition, the Foundation has provided more than $17,000 in support for advanced education scholarships and medical missions all over the world.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 100,000 surgical technologists practice across the United States and the number of jobs in our field is expected to grow 15 percent, much faster than average, between now and 2024. There are more surgical technology students today who need assistance than ever before.

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Our Partners

In 2016, AST teamed up with the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Asssting (NBSTSA) to jointly support the surgical technology program sponsored by the Foundation for Surgical Technology. The 2016 scholarship recipients were determined by both organizations and the student assistance was underwritten by AST and the NBSTSA. This collaboration will allow for even more students to receive monetary assistance as they work hard to pursue their goals and a career in surgical technology.


2016 Academic Scholarship Recipients Announced in San Diego

The academic scholarship recipients for 2016 were notified by mail in May and announced officially during the Instructors Workshop, June 1, at the Association of Surgical Technologists national conference in San Diego. The names of those who received awards are posted on our Recipients page.

NBSTSA Partners with the Foundation for Surgical Technology

A new partnership with the National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) will combine the application processes for both organizations, making it easier for surgical technology students to apply and receive national scholarships.

Meet Our Scholars

Each year grateful surgical technology students from around the country receive scholarships from the Foundation for Surgical Technology. Here's what they have to say about the awards and their future in the profession.

Meet them