6 Grants and Scholarships for Biomedical Technicians

Education costs money. Quality services require proper training and knowledge, especially if you are dealing with human health and welfare. Biomedical technicians or biomedical equipment technologists handle sensitive medical equipment and training is highly recommended.

Although anybody with a high school diploma can become a biomedical technician, preference is given by employers to those who have had education and training in the field. There are many scholarships and grants that are offered to students to help subsidize their education.

If you are looking for scholarships or grants to help you through your biomedical technician degree, you’ll want to check out the following 6 opportunities…

Scholarship of Excellence Award

The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions shows its support of the furtherance of students taking up courses in the allied health fields, including biomedical technician degrees. For a candidate to be considered he must be enrolled in an accredited college or university.

He or she must have had at least a single term as a student in said institution. Most importantly, s/he must be enrolled in a degree program (associate’s, bachelor’s master’s or doctorate’s) which is related to healthcare.

Economic standing is not a factor in the selection process.

The successful applicant will be chosen based on his or her academic achievements, community involvement, extra-curricular activities and strong communication skills. Once chosen he or she will receive a scholarship worth $1,000.

Go to the ASAHP Scholarship page for more information.

Allied Healthcare Scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship may receive up to $4,000. He or she will be required to render 100 volunteer hours or one year of service at a qualified healthcare facility in California. A candidate must have been accepted or is enrolled in an allied healthcare program. He or she must not have any other obligation to render voluntary service. Another important consideration is that he or she must be living in or is able to work in the state of California.

If you want to know more about the Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program, visit their website through this link.

Health Occupation Students of America Scholarship

This scholarship is worth $500.

Applicants must be enrolled in a health science education program (secondary, postsecondary or college/university program).

They must present proof of outstanding academic performance. They must also submit proof of notable leadership activities and community involvement. Applicants are required to write an essay of 350-750 words outlining why they think they deserve the scholarship.

In the essay, they must also point out how they can be of good use in the field.

Go to the HOSA official website for more information on application guidelines.

 Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Special recognition is given to healthcare students by the makers of Tylenol, the popular painkiller. Students who show excellent academic performance and significant community involvement are awarded the Tylenol Future Care Scholarship. For more information, visit the Tylenol official website or check out their Facebook page.

Federal and State Grants

The federal government offers several need based grants (i.e., grants distributed on the basis of financial need); these are grants which you should apply, regardless of your financial status. Applying is free, and the worst that can happen is that you are turned down for funding.

There are, after all, varying degrees of financial need and these grants are quite lucrative.

The Pell grant for instance, pays between $500-$5,500 per year, depending on the  information provided in the income disclosure element of the grant application.

While these grants are not specifically for Biomedical Technicians, the funding from them can be applied to most accredited programs!

There may also be state grants available, but this will depend on your state and its ability to sustain the cost of such programs. The good news is that if you submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA), you will be considered for any applicable state and federal grants which use this form as the basis to grant funding.

Most of the time, that is the majority of them.

You can learn more about applying for these grants via the FAFSA on this page, or investigate more available state grants on this page!