The Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) is pleased to announce the launch of our 2012 Scholarship Program in service to the surgical technology and surgical assisting student and educator communities.

Annually since 2005, the ARC/STSA Board of Directors awards multiple scholarships of up to $1000 in at least two separate categories. In 2011, the ARC/STSA awarded $3000 in scholarships to 4 students and 1 educator.

For our 40th anniversary, the 2012 Scholarship fund is increased to $4000 combined total for all student awards and $1000 total for educator awards.

2012 Scholarship Categories:

Application forms detailing eligibility requirements for each of the scholarship categories can be obtained by clicking on the links above.

Applications must be filled out completely, include required support materials and be received at ARC/STSA offices on or before the deadline.

All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. The deadline for receipt of all scholarship applications and supporting documentation is February 27, 2012.

Scholarship recipients will be announced at the 2012 AST National Conference and will post online at by June 15, 2012.