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Helping surgical technologists prepare, serve and give back

The Foundation funds academic student scholarships, educator recognition awards, military conference scholarships and medical missions.

Surgical technology educators deserve recognition and more

Constellation awards recognize educators at all career levels and sends these stars to AST's Educators Conference so they continue to shine!

Surgical technology students - Apply for an academic scholarship

The Foundation is committed to helping you prepare for your career as a Certified Surgical Technologist.

Support for Surgical Technologists!

The Foundation for Surgical Technology is committed to help surgical technologists in meaningful ways.

  • Our academic scholarships for surgical technologist students empower their careers.
  • Our military scholarships help active duty and veteran surgical technologists attend AST's Surgical Technology Conference and earn continuing education credits.
  • Our medical mission scholarships allow surgical technologists serve and give back.
  • Our surgical technology educator awards program, the Constellation Awards, recognizes instructors at all stages of their careers.

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Partners with the Profession

The Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) and the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA), jointly support and underwrite the Foundation's scholarships for surgical technologists.

Foundation News

Meet Our 2022 Scholarship Recipients

The Foundation announced this year's scholarship recipients as AST's surgical technology conference in New Orleans in June. Starting with the August edition of The Surgical Technologist, all students will be featured with their words on the profession and the future.

Meet our scholars


Apply for a Constellation Award

Are you an educator making a difference in the surgical technology profession? The Constellation Awards recognizes three categories so educators at any level may apply and be recognized for their contributions. Applications are due annually on December 1.

Apply now.