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Bob Gay Student Scholarship


The application period is now open.
 

Following the establishment of The Bob Gay Lecture Series in 2012, the Bob Gay family decided to sponsor a $1000 Student Scholarship, which will be awarded annually to two cytotechnology students who have demonstrated academic excellence and the potential to make contributions to the cytology profession.   

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.

The recipients of the 2022 scholarship were honored at the 2022 ASCT Annual Conference, May 13-14 in Tampa, FL.  The recipients received funding from ASCT Services, Inc. to attend the conference. To learn more, visit ASCT Services. 

2023 Scholarship Applications - OPEN 
The 2023 Bob Gay Scholarship Application period is now open.  If you are interested in applying for the 2023 scholarship, please reference the application and required scholarship information below.


Congratulations to the 2022 Bob Gay Scholarship Winners!
Recipients were recognized this year at the 2022 ASCT Annual Conference held in Tampa.


2022 Winners
Madeline Iknayan, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
Alexa Harris, University of California Davis Health, Sacramento, CA (satellite site), University of Nebraska Medical Center 

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.





2020 and 2021 Bob Gay Scholarship Winners
Recipients were recognized at the 2021 ASCT Annual Conference held August 27-28 in Denver, CO.
2021 Winners
Veronica Wagner - University of Nebraska Medical Center
Shelia Scott, University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center

2020 Winners
Sarah Nolen, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
Savanna Altman, University of Tennessee Health Science Center



Warren R. Lang Student Awards

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

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

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

Congratulations to the 2022 Student Presentation Winners!

1st place - Dipak Prajapati, University of Nebraska
2nd place - Jennifer Caceres, MD Anderson Cancer Center
3rd place - Kevin Chavez, MD Anderson Cancer Center

2021 Student Presentation Winners

1st place - Cassie Mayle, RPCCC
2nd place - Qi Chen, UCLA
3rd place - Amy Haines, RPCCC and Stedisha Wright, Thomas Jefferson


2020 Student Presentation Winners
1st place - Caleigh Shea Murphy
2nd place - Lia Harmon
3rd place - Claire Mansour

2019 Student Presentation Winners
 

1st place - Morgan Carey, Indiana University School of Medicine
2nd place - Angelica Carter (Indiana University School of Medicine & Chelsea Grasser - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
3rd place -  Taylor Jackson University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Computer Presentation Winner: Kevin Tran, UCLA School of Cytotechnology

 

 

  

Student Membership

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