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 $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 will be honored at the 2022 ASCT Annual Conference, May 13-15 in Tampa, FL.  The recipients will receive funding from ASCT Services, Inc. to attend the conference. 

To learn more, visit ASCT Services.  The application period is now closed. 

If you are interested in applying for the 2022 scholarship, please reference the application and required scholarship information below so you are prepared to apply next year!  The 2022 scholarship will be presented at the Annual Conference in Tampa, FL, May 13-15.

Congratulations to the 2020 and 2021 Bob Gay Scholarship Winners!
Recipients were recognized this year 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


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

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 2021 Student Presentation Winners!

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



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

 

 

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


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 Student Presentation 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
 


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!