Welcome to the Foundation for Surgical Technology. We are committed to helping surgical technologists as they prepare for their career, serve the profession and give back in meaningful ways. With your support and the support of our partners, the Foundation for Surgical Technology has been able to award 386 scholarships, worth nearly $345,000, to deserving students. In addition, the Foundation has provided more than $26,000 in support for advanced education scholarships and medical missions all over the world.

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Our Partners

The Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) teamed up with the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) in 2016 to jointly support and underwrite student scholarships. Recipients are determined by a combined board representing both organizations. This collaboration allows for even more students to receive monetary assistance as they work hard to pursue their goals and careers in the operating room.


Corporate Sponsors Support Student Excellence

The Foundation extends its gratitude to Cengage Learning, Trajecsys and the Association of Surgical Assistants who underwrote scholarships for surgical technology and surgical assisting students in 2019. Intersted in sponsoring a scholarship? Learn More.

Military Conference Scholarships Available for 2020

Funds designated for the 2019 Everett McCreary Military Conference Scholarships were not depleated, so the scholarship will be extended to help military members attend AST's 51st Surgical Technology Conference, May 28-30, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Apply now.

Foundation Awards 34 Scholarships in 2019

In 2019 $33,000 in academic scholarships were distributed to 33 surgical technology students and one surgical assisting student. The scholarships were announced at AST's Surgical Technology Conference in May. Since 1999, the Foundation has awarded nearly $345,000 for academic scholarships, benefitting 386 students across the country.

Meet Our Scholars

Each year grateful surgical technology students from around the country receive scholarships from the Foundation for Surgical Technology. Here's what they have to say about the awards and their future in the profession.

Meet them