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 Medical Mission Work from the Foundation for Surgical
Download 2014-2015Application Packet - coming
Foundation Student Scholarship – Program Description
Foundation Student Scholarship - Interactive Student Section
Foundation Student Scholarship – Interactive Instructor
Foundation Student Scholarship – Interactive Clinical Preceptor
Scholarships for Practitioners
Foundation for Surgical Technology Advanced Education/Medical Mission Scholarship
The Foundation also offers financial assistance to current AST
members, who are not educators,, and are pursuing advanced education
related to the practice or who are seeking to perform medical
The deadline for applications is December 31, 2012. Applications are accepted
throughout the year and are reviewed individually by the national
AST Foundation Committee.
Foundation Scholarship for Advanced Education and Medical Mission Work.
Foundation for Surgical Technology New Educator 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