Scholarships and Grants

The WSRT provides scholarships and grants each year to students and technologists continuing their education.  Applicants must be members of the WSRT.

Bruce E. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Requirements

The following are requirements for each scholarship/grant the WSRT offers:

  1. Submit a completed application form (Link below).
  2. Submit a copy of radiology program grade transcripts through the most recent completed semester/quarter.  Applicant must have a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA.
  3. Submit three (3) reference forms: One from a program faculty member, one from a clinical supervisor, and one from a technologist who has worked with the student or graduate on a regular basis. The required forms are attached to the application and are to be mailed directly to the WSRT Education chairperson at the address given on the form.
  4. Submit proof of WSRT membership.
  5. Submit a complete essay describing the need and/or desire to obtain the grant being applied for, along with the form that is attached to the application.

All five items must be submitted to the Education for Students chairperson by July 1. Any items postmarked after the deadline and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Bruce E. Johnson Memorial Scholarship

This grant is available to current students (or those who have completed training within the last six (6) months) who are members of the WSRT

Mickey Patch Scholarship Requirements

The following are requirements for the Mickey Patch Scholarship:

  1. Submit a completed application form (Link below).
  2. Submit a copy of radiology program grade transcripts through the most recent completed semester/quarter.  Applicant must have a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA. (A GPA is not necessary to include with the application if the RT has been out of school for over three years).
  3. A sealed reference letter and form, with the signature of the reference giver written on the flap of the sealed edge of the envelope, must be submitted with the application describing the technologist’s work ethic and standards.
  4. Submit a personal essay stating the need for the scholarship and the future goals that the technologist is trying to acquire as well as the time line the technologist has for meeting these goals with the funding that would be provided through this grant.

All four items must be submitted to the Education for Students chairperson by July 1. Any items postmarked after the deadline and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Mickey Patch Scholarship

The Mickey Patch scholarship is awarded every year to a graduate student or RT who is pursuing their career in an advanced registry or working on any type of Continuing Education effort.

Scientific Papers and Exhibits

Student members are an integral part of the WSRT and therefore, a significant part of the Annual Conference is dedicated to them. The WSRT sponsors annual student paper and exhibit competitions as well as the annual student bowl competition.

Scientific Paper Requirements

Eligibility:

  • There are two divisions for consideration, one for Radiologic Technologists and one for Radiologic technology students.
  • Current member of the WSRT

Paper:

  • The subject matter of the paper must be related to the radiologic sciences.
  • All papers must be original.  (In the recipient’s own words)
  • The body of all papers will be a minimum of _8_ pages with a maximum of _15_ pages. (Not including title page, abstract, reference page, or appendices)
  • The abstract will be a one-paragraph description of the contents of the paper. It contains the title, and briefly describes the background, methods used (if applicable), findings, and conclusions in 100 words or less.
  • The paper must follow either APA, MLA or AMA guidelines.
  • The body/running head of the paper must contain no evidence of the author’s identity, i.e., name, name of educational institution, name of medical institutions associated with, photographs, reference to instructors and/or physicians.
  • Manuscript rights will remain with the author. WSRT may publish any and all paper entries in the WSRT Cowboy Cathode and/or on the WSRT website.

All items must be submitted to the Education for Students chairperson by July 1. Any items postmarked after the deadline and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scientific Papers

This competition is available to current students and Radiologic Technologists.  This paper should be pertinent to any medical topic relevant to the radiologic sciences and be between eight (8) and fifteen (15) pages in length.

Scientific Exhibit Competition Requirements

Eligibility

  • There are two divisions for consideration, one for Radiologic Technologists and one for Radiologic technology students.
  • A current member of the WSRT

Scientific Exhibit Guidelines:

  • The exhibit must be of sufficient size to place on a standard six by two foot conference table or similar area.
  • Scientific Exhibits may be investigational or informational pertinent to any medical topic relevant to the radiologic sciences and will be judged equally. A five (5) to ten (10) page length written explanation of the exhibit must also accompany the poster.
    • The following must be included on an investigational display:
      • Research question or purpose of the exhibit
      • Data collection/procedures
      • Findings
      • Conclusion
      • References (excluding any institution-specific)
    • The following must be included on an informational display:
      • Title
      • Purpose
      • Findings
      • Suggestion/Conclusions
  • The name of the school/program must not be identified on the exhibit.
  • An example of the original data and brief descriptions of the method of collection, reference list (including any excluded from the display), and purpose of the exhibit must be included in a paper attached to the back of the poster
  • The exhibit must be the original design and creation of the entrant(s).
  • Prizes will be awarded per scientific exhibit.

All items must be submitted to the Education for Students chairperson by July 1. Any items postmarked after the deadline and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scientific Exhibits

Scientific Exhibits may be investigative or informational pertinent to any medical topic relevant to the radiologic sciences and will be judged equally. A five (5) to ten (10) page length written explanation of the exhibit must also accompany the poster.

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