Available Grants

  • Two $750 travel grants for ASCLS Developing Professional Members provided by the ASCLS Developing Professional Forum 
  • Two $750 travel grants for ASCLS Ascending Professional Members provided by the ASCLS Ascending Professionals Forum

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the online form below.  Items with an asterick (*) are required.
  2. Upload both requested documents:
    1. Statement of Purpose Essay:  In an essay of 500 words or less, describe why you would like to attend the 2019 ASCLS Legislative Symposium.  Include any recent or current involvement at the local, state, and national levels of ASCLS.  Document should be uploaded in Microsoft Word format.
    2. Character Reference:  Upload one (1) Professional / Character Reference Letter.  Some examples of professional references include: Program director, Professor, or Supervisor.

Deadline for Submission:  Monday, February 11, 2019

Note: We will NOT ask for missing documents. Only COMPLETED APPLICATIONS will be reviewed.

Guidelines:

To be considered for a travel grant, each applicant must:

  1. Be a current ASCLS member. Your application must coincide with your membership category.
  2. Have registered as a full conference attendee to the 2019 ASCLS Legislative Symposium. 
  3. Not be the ASCLS National Ascending Professionals Forum Chair, Vice-Chair, or Secretary.
  4. Not be the ASCLS National Developing Professional Forum Chair, Vice-Chair, or Secretary.

Preference is given to the following:

  • Members who have a record of active professional/student organization involvement and/or interest in professional activities.
  • Applicants who are not receiving funding from any other ASCLS source.  If you are receiving outside funding, please be sure to list this assistance in your Statement of Purpose essay (e.g. – from your state or region society, education program). 

To receive a travel grant, grantees must:

  1. Attend the ASCLS Legislative Symposium
  2. Complete a W-9 form.
  3. Submit a one-page summary of your experiences within 2 weeks of the end of the conference.

NOTE: All recipients will be awarded the funds following the meeting. Grant funds will not be disbursed unless all of the above grant requirements are met by required deadlines. Please consider this information when making travel arrangements.

It is expected that recipients will maintain their ASCLS Membership and provide active service at the local, state or national level after receipt of grant.

Leg Day Travel Grant Application

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Please include home address, city, state & zip code.

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Only necessary if information differs from home address. Please include mailing address, city, state & zip code.

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Please list the name of the laboratory science academic program in which you are enrolled or have graduated from

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Please list the month and year of your graduation (past or future).

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If you are employed, please provide the name of your employer.

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In 500 works or less, please attach a brief statement in Microsoft Word format answering the following questions: Why do you want to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting? What do you hope to learn/experience from the meeting? How would attending the Annual Meeting benefit you?

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Please contact one (1) individual who can attest to your character, academic potential and financial needs. Have them complete a letter of recommendation on the School’s/Employer’s letterhead. References may be from a Clinical Laboratory Science Program Director, Program Faculty member, or employer. NOTE: You must allow sufficient time for the individuals to send their recommendations back to you so you can meet the email deadline of May 25.