Scholarship and Financial Aid
Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program Scholarships:
The Tylenol Scholarship
Please Note: Deadline is April
Lori Neer-Swantko Scholarship.
This scholarship fund was established in memory of Lori Neer, a 1986 graduate of the Medical Technology Program. Following graduation, Lori worked at Oakwood Hospital and from there moved to the position of Director of Medical Technology at the Annapolis Center in Wayne County. Lori died an untimely death at the age of 27. Lori highly valued her education, feeling it was one of the essential keys to her success. Thus, her husband, Matt Swanko, and family established this scholarship to provide financial assistance to deserving students. Students interested in applying for the scholarship should submit a letter during fall semester to the MT Program Director indicating their interest and need.
Pamela Agren Scholarship Fund.
Established in memory of Pamela Agren, an MSU Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program alumnae, the scholarship is available each year. Pam was a consummate professional and great Spartan fan. Recipients will possess the qualities that Pam exemplified including a dedication to the profession and an orientation toward excellence in work and academic pursuits. Students should submit a letter during fall semester to the MT Program Director describing their interest in the scholarship and their financial need.
A.L. Rogers Endowed Research Scholarship.
This 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. Applications are due by April 30th each year.
Financial aid is available on a limited basis in the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program in the form of Teaching Assistantships. Research Assistantships may be available with faculty members having funded research projects or through limited research fellowship opportunities.
The Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program currently supports three, half-time teaching assistantships for graduate students within the CLS Master's Program. These assistantships provide for up to 9 credits of tuition waver per semester. It also provides for health-care and includes a monthly stipend.
All CLS Master's students are eligible for these assistantships. Priority will be given to applicants who are certified medical technologists or who have equivalent clinical experience.
Professional Society Scholarships- undergraduate and graduate:
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)
Contact ASCLS at the link below. Click on "Education" and then on "Scholarship". This includes scholarships sponsored by the ASCLS honor fraternity Alpha Mu Tau. Scholarship information may also be available in the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program Office. (http://www.ascls.org)
American Society of Clinical Pathologists- Associate Member Section Contact ASCP at the link below. Use the Search button and type in "Scholarship". (http://www.ascp.org)
The Michigan Society for Clinical Laboratory Science sponsors a scholarship each spring to a student in the clinical phase of their education as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist. Check their website after February of each year for the announcement (http://www.mscls.org) or contact the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program office for the announcement.
American Proficiency Institute (API) Scholarships
For Junior and Senior MT/CLS majors. They will award five $2,000 scholarships. Go to https://www.api-pt.com/contact.asp for information on how to contact API for scholarship details.
South Central Association for Clinical Microbiologists Scholarship Award
CLS categoricals and generalists will want to consider applying for competitive scholarship program. There are four awards of $2,000/each for students who have expressed an interest in pursuing a career in clinical microbiology. For more information CLICK HERE.
American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Various scholarships are awarded annually. You must be an ASCP student member to apply for a scholarship. ASCP student membership is free. To find out more visit
Michigan Environmental Laboratory Association (MELA)
Scholarship and Application - Juniors and Seniors enrolled at MSU fulltime - for more details CLICK HERE.