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2018 Education and Research Foundation Grants

The OSRT Education and Research Foundation annually awards educational grants. Grant applications must be submitted no later than March 1 along with meeting related criteria as indicated below. Donations to the Foundation are appreciated and can be made online through this Web site by clicking Make a Donation.

Grants are awarded on the basis of merit, academic ability and financial need.

Eligibility
OSRT Education and Research Foundation Grant applicants may be registered or student technologists who are members of OSRT at the time of application and at the time of the Annual Meeting. The Foundation will verify OSRT membership upon receipt of all grant applications. If you are not yet a member, click to complete the online member application.

Registered Technologist Category 
Registered technologist applicants must be registered in good standing with ARRT, ARDMS, NMTCB or the MDCB. Technologists must be currently enrolled in an advanced degree program and must have completed a minimum of two quarters or one semester. Transcripts must be in PDF file format and must be uploaded as part of the online grant application process.

Student Technologist Category
Student technologist applicants must currently be enrolled in an accredited program and must have completed a minimum of two quarters or one semester. Transcripts must be in PDF file format, must include the student’s program director’s signature and must be uploaded as part of the online grant application process.

Grade Point Average Requirement
Any OSRT Education and Research Foundation Grant applicant must demonstrate a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale or a 3.75 on a 5.0 point scale.

Application Submission and Deadline Date
To be considered for an OSRT Education and Research Foundation Grant Award, the application must be accurately completed and electronically submitted through the OSRT Web site, along with the uploaded transcript (PDF file format only), by the deadline of March 1. The Foundation will evaluate all grant applications and determine possible eligibility for available grants. A ranking system will be used to determine the award recipients for each grant.

General Application Grants supported through the OSRT Education and Research Foundation include the following:

Audrey Horton Memorial Grant: Audrey Horton was the Mother of Leisa Horton Arnold, a founding member of the OSRT Foundation. As a young girl during World War II, Audrey had to quit high school and work to help support her family. Around the age of 60, Mrs. Horton returned to school and earned a GED. Never being resolved over having to quit school nor being able to earn a college degree, Audrey was proud to see that Leisa worked to earn her college degrees. Because of her value for a college education, this grant is established in memoriam of Audrey Horton and is open for memorial donations (see Make a Donation). Award preference is given to applicants who are residents of Guernsey and Noble counties in Ohio. In addition to grant money, the recipient is provided one (1) free OSRT Annual Meeting Honors Banquet ticket.

Philip W. Ballinger Grant: This Grant is funded each year by OSRT Life Member, Philip Ballinger. Phil is a dedicated supporter of higher education in the radiologic sciences and is also a loyal supporter of the OSRTERF. Applicants must be in good standing as a current member of the OSRT, a resident of Ohio and, be credentialed by ARRT in Medical Imaging or Radiation Therapy.  Applicants pursuing an advanced degree in Education in Radiological Sciences will be given primary consideration. If there are no applicants meeting the above criteria, the grant may be awarded to an ARRT credentialed Medical Imaging or Radiation Therapy professional pursuing an advanced degree in a different discipline. the recipient is provided one (1) free OSRT Annual Meeting Honors Banquet ticket.

W. Lee Shadle Grant: This student grant is determined by the Foundation. In addition to grant money, the recipient is provided one (1) free OSRT Annual Meeting Honors Banquet ticket.

Ohio State Radiological Society (OSRS) (as available): These two grants are awarded to both a technologist and student as determined by the Foundation. In addition to grant money, the recipient is given one (1) free OSRT Annual Meeting Honors Banquet ticket.

OSRT Education and Research Foundation Honors Grant for Students: This grant is awarded to a student as determined by the Foundation. In addition to grant money, the recipient is provided one (1) free OSRT Annual Meeting Honors Banquet ticket. If no student qualifies for this grant, a technologist may be considered.

OSRT Education and Research Foundation Honors Grant for Registered Technologists: This grant is given to a technologist as determined by the Foundation. In addition to grant money, the technologist is provided one (1) free OSRT Annual Meeting Honors Banquet ticket. If no technologist qualifies for this grant, a student may be considered.

Specific Application Grants listed below are provided for specific situations and may require additional documentation with the submission.

OSRT Humanitarian Grant: This unique grant is offered in support of humanitarian initiatives. The maximum funding level for any single request approved by the OSRT Board of Directors, irrespective of the funding request, is $500.00; requests in excess of $500.00 can be considered by the membership at the Annual Business Meeting upon recommendation of the Board of Directors. All approved requests must be funded through an appropriate budget line specifically for the purpose of charitable donations. All requests for funding must be directly related to the field of radiologic technology and must advance some aspect of radiologic technology through its use. The request must be made on behalf of a charitable organization and not an individual.

Central Ohio Society of Mammographers (COSM) Grant: This grant serves to support OSRT members in pursuit of education in mammography. Grants will be awarded in the amount of $300 to be used for initial mammography training. Funds may not be used for continuing education of mammographers. Grant applicants must be Ohio Registered Radiologic Technologists with a minimum of 2 years practice as a radiographer and must hold current OSRT membership. Prior to application submission for the grant, 8 hours of clinical observation is required in an accredited mammography facility. The COSM Scholarship Observation form for mammography with no reservations must be submitted by a site mammographer and emailed to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In addition, a letter of recommendation from a current or previous radiology employer must be emailed to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Studies must be completed within one year of date of grant award. Recipient must email documentation of completion (certificate, transcript, etc.) to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The grant may be awarded prior to completion of studies; however, funds will only be dispersed once successful completion of course is verified. Highest consideration to be given to applicants with no other means of tuition assistance.

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Francine Todd Memorial Occupational Radiation Safety and Protection Research Grant: The purpose of this grant is to develop knowledge through investigation and/or research that can be used to minimize or prevent occupational radiation exposure by the application of a new or improved procedure, method, technique, system or education. For more information about this research grant, email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or call (440) 382-5607.

All OSRT grant requirements and application submissions must be received by March 1. For more information or answers to questions, contact:

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Sheryl Bacon, RT(R)
Marion, Ohio 43302
Phone: (440) 382-5607