Student Forum

Bob Gay Student Scholarship
Now accepting applications!

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.  The recipients of the 2020 scholarship will be honored at the 2020 ASCT Annual Conference, which will be held May 1-3, 2020 at the Riviera Palm Springs Hotel in Palm Springs, California. The recipients will receive funding from ASCT Services, Inc. to attend the conference. The scholarship application period for 2020 is now OPEN.  To learn more, visit ASCT Services.   Learn more about the 2019 winners below. Scroll down for the application and overview.  Contact laila.perez@asctservices.com for more information.



Congratulations to the 2019 Bob Gay Scholarship Winners - Sydney Reed, University of Arkansas and Jeanie Orr, Central Piedmont CC!
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!  The ASCT Warren R. Lang Student Awards are presented to the students with the best interesting case presentations.  

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. 

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.



Congratulations to the 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

 



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!

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.

 

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

2015 Student Presentation 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!