Since 2005, the ARC/STSA Board of Directors annually awards multiple scholarships as part of its commitment to the advancement of surgical technology and surgical assisting education. The ARC/STSA Scholarship Program is designed to assist surgical technology and surgical assisting student members and educators in their pursuit of higher education in the professions. At the March 2016 meeting, the Board of Directors awarded $5,050 (combined) in scholarships.

Student Scholarships ($450 each)

Ronnie Allen – Tarrant County College – Fort Worth, TX

Mathew Bednar – Cuyahoga Community College – Parma, OH

Sarah Bixler – Concorde Career College — Aurora, CO

Brandy Feaster – Western Dakota Technical Institute – Rapid City, SD

Barbara Gomez – El Paso Community College – El Paso, TX

Kim Guidroz – South Central Louisiana Technical College — Dulac, LA

Rene Nottage – Southeastern College — West Palm Beach, FL

Shawna Schlabaugh – Brown Mackie College — Tulsa, OK

Danielle Smith – Rasmussen Technical College — St. Cloud, MN

Educator-Degree Achievement Scholarship ($1,000)

Carrie Engel – University of Saint Francis – Hoagland, IN

Congratulations to this year’s recipients and best wishes for a rewarding school year!