Student Forum

Bob Gay Student Scholarship



Following the establishment of The Bob Gay Lecture Series in 2012, the Bob Gay family decided to sponsor a $1250 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 $1,250 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 2024 scholarship will receive funding from ASCT Services to attend the 2024 ASCT Annual Conference, May 17-18, 2024 in San Diego, California where they will receive their award To learn more, visit ASCT Services. 

2024 Scholarship Applications  
If you are interested in applying for the 2024 scholarship, please reference the application and required scholarship information below for required information and details.

Congratulations to the 2023 Bob Gay Scholarship Winners!
Recipients were recognized this year at the 2023 ASCT Annual Conference held in Cleveland.

2023 Winners
Jessica Coyne, Cleveland Clinic School of Cytotechnology, Cleveland, Ohio
Elizabeth Webster, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC


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 $1,250.00 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

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, Josh Howell.


Congratulations to the 2023 Student Presentation Winners!

1st place - Julissa Connelly (Cleveland Clinic); Title:  The Unclear Diagnosis of Clear Cell Sarcoma

2nd place - Jenna Kerns (Cleveland Clinic); Title: The Arduous Effort of Diagnosing Metastatic Breast Cancer to the Lungs in a Female with a History of Breast Cancer

3rd place - Jenna Isaacs (Indiana University);  Title:  Metastatic Breast Cancer in the Pap of a Young Woman

   

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 under Post Grad Membership, for their first year of employment.  Join today!