Through the annual Siemens–ASCP Scholarship Program, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics are poised to award more than $125,000 in scholarships. Each year, ASCP and Siemens award scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in medical laboratory science to defray education costs, promote the profession, and address the laboratory workforce shortage.

Earlier this year, ASCP and Siemens awarded $182,000 in scholarships. Applications for awards for the 2012–2013 academic year are now being accepted through Nov. 15, 2012.

More than $1.4 million in scholarships have been awarded to deserving medical laboratory students across the country through the Siemens–ASCP Scholarship Program since its launch in 2003. In 2012, 175 undergraduates and graduates joined the ranks of Siemens–ASCP Scholarship recipients.

The 2011–2012 awardees, who represent a broad range of future professionals and leaders in the field, were selected from a considerably larger pool because the number of applicants increased by nearly 70 % over the past two years.