Student Forum

2019 Bob Gay Student Scholarship

Click here for the 2019 application and overview.


Congratulations to the 2018 Bob Gay Scholarship Winners - Shanario Whitfield, University of Arkansas and Hannah Hemming, University of North Carolina!

This scholarship was established by Kim Kowalczik in memory of her father, Bob Gay, who made significant contributions to the education of cytotechnology students and was a founding member of the ASCT. 
The scholarship awards $1,000.00 and sponsorship (travel and accommodations) to the upcoming  ASCT annual conference to an outstanding student.  

Candidates must have completed the first six months of training in an accredited cytotechnology program and must be members of the ASCT. The award is based on academic performance, financial need, service and a demonstrated potential to make significant contributions to the cytotechnology profession.  Student membership with ASCT is complimentary and is a requirement for the scholarship application.

Warren R. Lang Student Awards

Each year at the ASCT Annual Conference, all currently enrolled cytology students are invited to present an interesting case. The ASCT Warren R. Lang Student Awards are presented to the students with the best interesting case presentations.   ($150 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place).

Both content and presentation are considered when determining awards. All student participants will each receive a "Certificate of Recognition" and be acknowledged in the ASCT Voice and on the website. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to showcase their talents and meet and interact with other students and cytotechnologists. 

Congratulations to the 2018 Student Presentation Winners!

1st place: Briana Rebmann, METC Program Fort Sam Houston, Texas
2nd place: Ioan Tudor Vladislav, University of Wisconsin-Madison
3rd place: Elizabeth Fisher, Indiana University
Computer Presentation Winner: Avrina Ririe, University of California, Los Angeles


ASCT invites Cytotechnology students enrolled in cytotech programs to participate in the ASCT Student Case Presentations at our 2018 Annual Conference.  Present what you have learned during your cytology training and you will have the opportunity to win up to $150!

Up to 10 students are selected to present their case presentation in person. Because we know that not all students can attend the conference, we also invite all students to submit their presentation for a computer loop that is shown during the break time sessions of the conference.  All student registration will be paid for by the ASCT Foundation! Remember, students must be ASCT members to receive the free registration.  For more information, contact ASCT Education Chair,Liza DiFillipo.


2017 Student Presentation Winners

1st - Amanda Vallow, UT at MD Anderson School of Health Professions
2nd - Franklin Barber, UT at MD Anderson School of Health Professions
3rd - Christina Barbato, Thomas Jefferson University

2016 Winners

1st - Kathryn Kiely, Anisa I. Kanbour School of Cytotechnology of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
2nd - Jennifer Paul, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
3rd - Chowdhury Tabassum, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Professions
Computer presentation winner - Danielle Garcia, Rutgers School of Health Related Professions

2015 Winners

1st - Banan Abuhard, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Professions
2nd - Ryan Granger, University of Rhode Island
3rd - SGT Aaron Beaver, Medical Education Training Campus, Ft Sam Houston
Computer presentation winner - Jessica Simmons, Rutgers School of Health Related Professions


Student Membership

Open to students enrolled in approved schools of cytotechnology. A letter from the school (including completion date) is required for membership.  Student membership is complimentary.  Upon graduation, current student members can renew at the rate of $30, for their first year of employment.  Join today!