Education and Research 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.
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. In addition to grant money, 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.
To apply for a grant listed above click: Apply Now
OSRT Humanitarian Grant: OSRT’s Humanitarian Grant Program aids its members through fiscal support of opportunities for service to others to benefit the local, regional or global community, assure effective health and education services, promote high ethical standards, fellowship, and good will. Within OSRT’s funding guidelines and priorities, grant requests will be considered from any OSRT member in good standing. Read the Guidelines for details and eligibility criteria before applying. Apply Now.
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 click below. Apply Now.
All OSRT grant requirements and application submissions must be received by March 1. For more information or answers to questions, contact:
Lauren Hufffman, M.A.E.d., RT(R)(CT)
325 Lake Vista Dr
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: (440) 382-5607