Clinical Laboratory Sciences Scholarship Opportunities

COLA Awards Scholarships

COLA, a national leader in lab testing accreditation and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, has medical laboratory scholarships, for a total of $5,000

Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity Scholarship

Alpha Mu Tau is a national honorary fraternity dedicated to promoting clinical laboratory sciences. This includes offering resources to those already in the profession along with assistance to undergraduate students and students seeking advanced credentials like a master’s degree or Ph.D.

ASCP Foundation

This scholarship assists potential high school students interested in pursuing degrees in the medical sciences. Instructors from partnering NEXTPO schools invite their students who are interested in pursuing a science-based degree to apply for this scholarship.

ASCP Foundation Scholarship Fund

The ASCP Foundation's Scholarship Fund provides financial support to outstanding pathology residents to help them expand their knowledge, skills, and professional network, and it assists clinical laboratory students through scholarships for books and tuition.

Volunteer State Chapter of CLMA Scholarship for Fundamentals of Lab Leadership/Advanced Lab Leadership

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics graciously funded a scholarship to pay full tuition for a limited number of individuals to the Clinical Laboratory Management Association’s (CLMA) Fundamentals of Laboratory Leadership (FoLL) program.

Edward C. Dolbey Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Education and Research Fund (E&R Fund) and the honorary Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity (AMTF) provide undergraduate scholarships for students enrolled in Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science, Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, Histotechnology, or Cytotechnology programs.

The E&R Fund also provides graduate student scholarships. E&R Fund scholarships are supported by member and industry contributions and bequests, by the Edward C. Dolbey Trust, and by the proceeds of a silent auction held at the ASCLS annual meeting. Annually 20–25 undergraduate and graduate scholarships are awarded, depending on contribution levels and market conditions.


Each undergraduate Dolbey scholarship winner is awarded up to $2,500 for MLS and up to $2,000 for MLT and each graduate Dolbey scholarship winner up to $3000. Recipients are notified by email and are honored at the ASCLS Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony. AMTF scholarship winners are also honored at the AMTF dinner held during the Annual Meeting.

Eligibility for E&R Fund and AMTF Scholarships

  • • Scholarship applicants must be a member of ASCLS.
  • • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • • Undergraduate applicants may apply during their final year.
  • • Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled in a NAACLS accredited program.
  • • Graduate applicants (E&R Fund) must be accepted into or enrolled in an approved Masters or Doctoral program in areas related to Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science including Clinical Laboratory Education or Management.
  • • Graduate applicants cannot complete their education before the scholarship is awarded.

Applications Available November 1; Application Deadline is April 1.

Healthcare Workers for Our Future Scholarship

The “Healthcare Workers for Our Future” Scholarship provides a two-year scholarship to approximately 500 selected recipients covering tuition, room and board, and other related expenses in an approved program of study at any approved New York state public or private college or university (not to exceed the average cost of attendance at a state-operated SUNY or the winner’s actual cost of attendance, whichever is less) in approved fields of study (see site for approved fields).

For scholarship details and application process, please click here.  Application deadline: June 24, 2024.