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ARRT and ASRT Foundation Partner for New Professional Growth Grants

Jun 13, 2017

A new grant administered by the ASRT Foundation will award up to 50 radiologic technologists $500 each to support educational costs and professional growth opportunities. Funded by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, the Advancing Your Profession: Education and Professional Growth Grants program helps R.T.s keep their knowledge and skills up to date in the ever-advancing health care industry.

The awards will be presented to at least one recipient per active affiliate of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. R.T.s can use the funds as reimbursement for educational conferences and certain professional development programs. Applicants must be a member of both ASRT and an active ASRT affiliate, or be eligible for membership for both. There are active ASRT affiliate societies in nearly every state.

According to ARRT Executive Director Jerry Reid, Ph.D., collaborating with the ASRT Foundation is a natural fit for the program because both organizations are committed to helping R.T.s excel in the profession. “The ARRT board of trustees is incredibly excited about the new grants because they’ll support radiologic technologists working in every state,” said Dr. Reid. “Technologists can now pursue even more resources for advancing their education and professional growth.”

The award will provide up to $500 as reimbursement for the cost of continuing education, including:

  • Educational conferences.
  • CE products.
  • ARRT primary or secondary certification exam application fees.
  • A new or renewed ASRT affiliate membership.
  • A new ASRT membership.

Academic courses are not eligible.

“The health care industry and radiologic technology profession are advancing rapidly,” added Dr. Reid. “By partnering with the ASRT Foundation, we have the ability to offer radiologic technology professionals additional opportunities to ensure that our profession thrives in the future.”

Applicants are required to submit a short essay answering the question: “How does acquiring and maintaining certification improve patient care?” The Foundation is accepting applications through Aug. 31. Grant recipients will be notified in mid-September.

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