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LSRT SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
I. NAME OF SCHOLARSHIP – Joe Schwartz Memorial Scholarship Joe Schwartz was one of the past presidents of LSRT. He was also a life member of LSRT and was a true professional in every aspect of the word.
II. SPONSOR Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists
III. SCHOLARSHIP FUND
A. Deposits made in separate account
B. Receive cash from donations
IV. AMOUNT OF AWARD
A. Minimum amount awarded per year ‑ $250.00
B. Maximum amount awarded per year ‑ $1000.00
V. AWARDED ANNUALLY AT LSRT ANNUAL MEETING
May be mailed post meeting.
VI. APPLICATION TIMETABLE
A. Announcement/Applications printed in January issue of Focal Spot Monitor. Applications may be requested in January.
B. Application deadline is April 15th (prior to LSRT Spring Board Meeting).
C. Notification of decisions prior to LSRT Annual Meeting.
VII. NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED
SELECT FROM THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES
A. Hospital based program
B. College based program
C. Specialty modality graduate program
D. Post graduate B.S. / Masters / Ph.D. studies (degree)
VIII. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
A. Louisiana resident for past 5 years.
B. Student member / Technologist member of LSRT in good standing (must have been a member of LSRT for a minimum of 6 months)
C. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) or above
D. Currently enrolled as a full‑time student in one of the following appropriately accredited Radiologic Technology Programs
1. Radiography – As a Junior (first‑year) or Senior (second-year) level student. Exclude college based students in Pre‑Radiologic Technology Programs
a. Hospital based program ‑ Must be a student in a program for not less than 6 months.
b. College based program ‑ Must be a student in a program for not less than 1 semester of Radiologic Technology Curriculum
2. Radiation Therapy Technology
3. Diagnostic Medical Sonography
4. Nuclear Medicine Technology
5. Medicinal Dosimetry
6. Post Primary Certifications
7. ARRT/NMTCB Registered (registry eligible) and currently pursuing Baccalaureate/Masters/Ph.D. Degree in field related to radiological sciences (Education, Administration, Radiologist Assistant, etc)
E. Must have been a student in a program for not less than one college semester or six months.
F. Actively involved in Professional Society as well as community
G. Provide list of Extracurricular Activities (Scholastic and Honorary Awards)
H. Provide 3 letters of recommendation (must be sent directly from these individuals listed below to the LSRT Executive Secretary‑ Membership)
1. Program director/Department chairperson
2. Clinical instructor (current or previous)
3. Faculty member
5. Character reference
I. Provide written statement with student’s expression of interest in the field of study, future plans, explanation of financial need, and why he/she feels qualified to receive the scholarship.
J. Provide true and correct statements on the completed application.
IX. SELECTION COMMITTEE:
Five members shall serve on the selection committee: The LSRT Board of Directors, Chairperson of the Council of Educators or Council Member, and Chairperson on the Student Affairs Committee. If a committee member is associated with a student, that member would then be ineligible for selection and the Board shall appoint an alternate.
X. SELECTION GUIDELINES
A. Application packet complete
B. GPA/ Official Transcript
C. Financial Need
E. Extracurricular Activities
F. Active professional/community involvement
G. LSRT member
H. Louisiana resident
I. Written statement from Program Director/Dean of the School demonstrating level of classification and expected date of graduation. (must be sent directly to the LSRT Executive Secretary‑Membership)