The Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical
Assisting (ARC/STSA) is pleased to announce the launch of the ARC/STSA 2017 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 multiple categories for a total of over $40,000 distributed.

On our 40th anniversary in 2012, the scholarship fund was increased to $4000 total in annual scholarships for students and $1000 total in annual scholarships for educators. In 2016, the ARC/STSA awarded an additional total of $5050 in scholarships to 9 students and 1 educator.  For our 45th anniversary beginning in 2017, the Scholarship Program fund has been increased to $5000 total in annual student scholarship awards.

2017 Scholarship Categories and Applications:

Scholarship applications detailing eligibility requirements for each of the scholarship categories can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate link(s) above. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. Please contact us at  or 303-694-9262 if you have any questions.

Applications must be filled out completely, include all required support materials and must be received at ARC/STSA offices on or before the deadline of February 24, 2017. Incomplete scholarship applications cannot be considered and will not be returned.
Scholarship recipients will be announced at the ARC/STSA Workshops immediately preceding the 2017 AST National Conference in New Orleans LA and will be posted online under ‘Scholarships’ and ‘What’s New’ at by July 29, 2017.