Association of Surgical Technologists

New York State Assembly

Association of Surgical Technologists
Association of Surgical Technologists

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Foundation Scholarships 

Former Presidents scholarship for CST who has never attended conference

All scholarships below are from NYS AST

Student Scholarship

The New York Association of Surgical Technologists is accepting applications for a scholarship which will allow a student, who is studying Surgical Technology in a CAHEP or ABHES accredited program, to attend the 48th Annual AST National Conference Student Forum in New Orleans, LA. The dates of the conference are June 7-10, 2017 and the Student Forum is on Friday June 9th.  The scholarship will cover the cost of the student’s registration, airfare, and hotel accommodations with an arrival date of Thursday June 8th, and a departure date of Saturday June 10, 2017. The requirements are as follows:

Student must be at least 18 years old and have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Student must submit the following-

1. A completed application form.

2. An essay of 500 words or less explaining how attending the AST national conference will benefit you in your career.

3. Two letters of recommendation, one must be from a clinical preceptor or surgeon.

4. Proof of a 3.0 or better GPA (a copy of an unofficial transcript).

5. A letter from the Surgical Technology program director of your school approving your absence from any class or clinical work during the time you will be away.

*6. Post conference article about your conference experience for publication in the NYAST Fall newsletter submitted to NYAST by July 1st, 2017.

Documents 1-5 above must be submitted together in one packet to NYAST Scholarship Selection Committee 32 Gifford Drive, Syracuse, NY 13219 and received no later than April 1st2017. No late applications will be considered.

All applications that meet the above criteria will be considered, a decision will be made by April 15, 2017 and the recipient will be notified by phone. The decision of the scholarship committee will be final.

NYAST will make all flight and hotel arrangements in consultation with the recipient of the scholarship.

NYAST 2017 AST National Conference Student Scholarship Application

(Please write legibly)

 

Student Name ___________________________________________________________

Age________ Date of Birth__________  Student ID number____________________

AST Member number (if applicable) __________________________

Home Address: ___________________________________________________________

                          ___________________________________________________________

Phone Number  _______________________________ (include area code)

Cell Phone      _______________________________ (include area code)

E-mail address    __________________________________

Name of School __________________________________________________________

School Address ___________________________________________________________

                          ___________________________________________________________

Name of ST Program Director________________________________________________

Current GPA ____________              *Expected date of graduation____________________

*You are still eligible to apply if you are currently in a Surgical Tech program but will graduate before the conference dates.

If selected to receive this scholarship, I will represent myself, NYAST, my school, and the profession of surgical technology in a responsible, professional manner. I will attend all sessions of the Student Forum, and submit an article about my experience to NYAST as per the requirements set forth. I will make myself available to meet with an NYAST board member, present at the conference, before and after the Student Forum. I will be given the phone number of an NYAST board member, present at the conference, to contact should I have any questions. I understand that I am responsible for all expenses other than registration, airfare, and hotel accommodations. NYAST has no legal obligation or liability other than what is stated in this application.

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Signature of Applicant                                                                        Date of Application




NYAST Member Scholarship

The New York Association of Surgical Technologists is accepting applications for a scholarship which will allow an NYAST member, who is currently working as a CST and has never attended the AST National Conference, to attend the 48th Annual AST National Conference in San Diego, California. The dates of the conference are June 7-10, 2017.  The scholarship will cover the cost of the member’s registration, airfare, and hotel accommodations with an arrival date of Wednesday June 7th, and a departure date of Saturday June 10, 2017. The requirements are as follows:

Applicant must be at least 18 years old, a current AST member, currently certified as a CST, and working in the field of Surgical Technology.

Applicant must submit the following:

1. A completed application form.

2. An essay of 500 words or less explaining how attending the AST national conference will benefit you in your career.

3. Three letters of recommendation –

            One from a surgeon, one from a colleague, and one from a supervisor or director.

4. A letter from your director confirming you can have the time off from work to attend the conference should you be awarded the scholarship (separate from letter of recommendation).

5. Post conference article about your conference experience for publication in the NYAST Fall newsletter submitted to NYAST by July 1st, 2017.

Documents 1-4 above must be submitted together in one packet to NYAST Scholarship Selection Committee 32 Gifford Drive, Syracuse, NY 13219 and received no later than April 1st 2017. No late applications will be considered.

All applications that meet the above criteria will be considered, a decision will be made by April 15, 2017 and the recipient will be notified by phone. The decision of the scholarship committee will be final.

NYAST will make all flight and hotel arrangements in consultation with the recipient of the scholarship. The recipient will provide NYAST all information required to make these arrangements. If recipient fails to attend the conference, they will be held responsible for reimbursement to NYAST for any expenses incurred in bookings or reservations made on behalf of the scholarship recipient.

NYAST 2017 AST National Conference CST Scholarship Application

(Please write legibly)

Member Name ___________________________________________________________

CST Certification #____________________ AST Member #_______________________

Home Address: ___________________________________________________________

                          ___________________________________________________________

Phone Number   _______________________________ (include area code)

Cell Phone         _______________________________ (include area code)

Work Phone       _______________________________ (include area code)

E-mail address    ________________________________

Name of Employer __________________________________________________________

Employer Address ___________________________________________________________

                               ___________________________________________________________

Name of Director or Supervisor________________________________________________

 

If selected to receive this scholarship, I will represent myself, NYAST, my employer, and the profession of surgical technology in a responsible, professional manner. I will attend all sessions of the Conference, and submit an article about my experience to NYAST as per the requirements set forth. I will make myself available to meet with an NYAST board member, present at the conference, during the conference. I will be given the phone number of an NYAST board member, present at the conference, to contact should I have any questions. I understand that I am responsible for all expenses other than registration, airfare, and hotel accommodations. I understand that if I am awarded and accept this scholarship, and fail to attend the conference, I am obligated to reimburse NYAST any expenses incurred for any bookings or registrations made on my behalf. NYAST has no legal obligation or liability other than what is stated in this application.

 

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