Scholarships and Financial Aid
BLD Program Scholarship applications are due on February 27 of each year. Award decisions are announced by April 30 of each year and funds are dispersed prior to the start of the Fall semester. Submit the application to the BLD Program Office, North Kedzie Hall, 354 Farm Lane, Room N322, E. Lansing, MI 48824, Fax: 517-432-2006.
The following scholarships are designated by their donors for students pursuing degrees in the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program.
|Scholarship Name||Eligibility||Selection Criteria|
|Pamela Agren Memorial Scholarship||Undergraduates of junior standing or higher by the award year or graduate students||Applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement, professional goals, and/or financial need.|
|Eleanor L. Barrett Scholarship in Medical Technology||Undergraduates, including entering freshmen||Applicants are judged on the basis of their academic records. Preference will be given to those applicants who demonstrate financial need.|
|Eleanor L. Barrett Medical Technology Discretionary Endowed Fund||Undergraduate and graduate students||Applicants are selected through the judgment of the selection committee.|
|Pamela Costabile Endowed Scholarship in Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics||Undergraduates of junior standing or higher by the award year||Applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement, professional goals, and/or financial need.|
|Lori Ann Neer-Swantko Endowed Scholarship||Undergraduates of junior standing or higher by the award year||Applicants selected shall be in good academic standing.|
|Florence Nothstine Endowed Scholarship for Medical Technology||Resident in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or Wisconsin; Undergraduates with four semesters or fewer remaining, or a graduate student; Applicant must be working at least part-time while attending school.||Applicants are selected based on good academic standing and financial need.|
Additional Scholarships available to BLD Students
A.L. Rogers Endowed Research Scholarship
The Rogers endowment was initiated to honor Dr. Alvin Rogers, a significant contributor to the body of knowledge in medical mycology and an outstanding educator. This scholarship of $500 - $2,500 is awarded to a graduate student(s) doing research on the pathogenic fungi and fungal-like organisms. The award is NOT limited to students majoring in the BLD program. Applications are due April 30th of each year. Contact the BLD program for more information.
MSU Student Affairs and Services
MSU Student Affairs and Services has more than 20 scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students. The deadline for most of these scholarships is March 13. For more information and to apply, visit the MSU Student Affairs and Services scholarship page: http://studentaffairs.msu.edu/scholarships/
Scholarships from Professional Societies
ASCLS Education and Research fund and Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity
Applications for Scholarships provided by ASCLS Education and Research Fund and Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity are now available at this link: Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity Scholarship page. There are separate applications for scholarships for students in MLT and MLS programs. There is one application for students in graduate programs, however, applicants must indicate which type of program they are enrolled (Masters, PhD, or DCLS). The deadline for submission is April 1, 2020.
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)
Scholarships are awarded by Alpha Mu Tau, an honorary fraternity of ASCLS, and by the Education and Research Fund. Student membership in ASCLS may be required. Student membership includes all member benefits. Information is available at the ASCLS website. The scholarship information is at this website.
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - Michigan (ASCLS-MI)
The Michigan state chapter of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) offers scholarships described at http://www.ascls-michigan.org/scholarships/.
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Scholarships are awarded by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics through ASCP. Information on various scholarships is available at http://ascp.org/scholarships. ASCP student membership is required to apply. Membership is free and provides a limited array of membership benefits. More information at
South Central Association for Clinical Microbiologists (SCACM)
Each spring SCACM offers a scholarship for students aiming toward careers in medical laboratories. Check back at the website http://scacm.org/ periodically for the annual announcement.
American Medical Technologists
AMT offers scholarships for students seeking a career in the medical laboratory. Information is available at AmericanMedTech. The application deadline is April 1 of each year.
Michigan Environmental Laboratory Association (MELA)
Some students in the BLD majors may have extracurricular experiences related to environmental laboratories that will allow them to apply for the Bryce McHale MELA Scholarship. Application information is available at http://www.michlabs.org/scholarship.html.
Scholarships from Industrial Partners
American Proficiency Institute (API)
API was founded in Traverse City, MI by MSU BLD alum, Dan Edson, MS, MT(ASCP). API offers scholarships each year during the fall. Check the website www.api-pt.com for the announcement.
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Links to multiple scholarship opportunities are available from the NAACLS Website. Scholarship List.
Tylenol Future Care Scholarship
The Tylenol scholarship is available to students in any field of healthcare. More information is available at http://www.tylenol.com/news/scholarship.