Deadline Extended Through May 1. Apply Today!

We realize these are challenging times for educators and students alike.  As many are experiencing financial hardships, we have extended the deadline for our 2020 Student Scholarship and Chris Keegan Memorial Educator Scholarship applications to May 1, 2020. 

The Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) is pleased to announce the launch of the ARC/STSA 2020 Scholarship Program in service to the surgical technology and surgical assisting student and educator communities.

Annually, since 2005, the ARC/STSA Board of Directors has awarded multiple scholarships of up to $1,000 in multiple categories. This year, the ARC/STSA will award a total of up to $6,000 in combined scholarships – ten $500 scholarships for students and one $1000 scholarship for an educator.

2020 Scholarship Applications:

Scholarship applications detailing eligibility requirements for each of the scholarship categories can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate link(s) above. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. Please contact us at  if you have any questions.

Applications must be fully completed, include all required support materials and must be received at ARC/STSA offices on or before the extended deadline of  Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Incomplete scholarship applications cannot be considered and will not be returned.

Scholarship recipients will be announced at the AST National Conference and posted online at by June 30, 2020.

2019 Scholarship Awardees 

Congratulations to ARC/STSA’s 2019 Scholarship Recipients receiving a combined total of $6,000 in support!  (click picture below for complete listing)