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Bursaries

Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician Bursary
Two OSMT Bursaries of $500 (deadline end of Jan & June) each are awarded to students pursuing post-secondary education in a medical laboratory assistant/technician program. 


MLA/T Bursary Program Criteria - Click here
MLA/T Bursary Program Application Form - Click here

Medical Laboratory Technologist Bursary
An OSMT Bursary of $1,000 (deadline end of Jan) will be awarded to a full-time student pursing post-secondary education in an Ontario medical laboratory technology/science program. 

MLT Bursary Program Criteria - Click here
MLT Bursary Program Application Form - Click here

Awards

Trillium Award
Presented in recognition of significant contribution to the advancement of the Society and in turn the profession of Medical Laboratory Technology in Ontario.

The criteria for the Trillium Award includes:
  • High profile within the medical laboratory technology community, at any level.
  • Promotes active involvement by other technologists.
  • Sets a high professional standard as a role model.
  • Must be a member of the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists.
  • Both the quality and quantity of contribution to the profession will be considered.
  • Not necessarily awarded each year.
  • The President shall present the award at the Annual General Meeting.
The award includes a certificate, the Trillium gold ring, and an honorary lifetime membership with the OSMT.

Trillium Award Criteria and Nomination Form - Click here 


Richard Lafferty "Excellence in Writing" Award:

Presented to a person that has made an outstanding contribution to the OSMT Advocate.


MLT Student Achievement Award
Annually (Fall), an email will be sent to all programs for nominations.

The award is given to the graduating full-time clinical year student who has achieved distinguished academic status and who possesses the following attributes:
  • Outstanding performance both in theoretical and practical work.
  • Endeavours to reach a deeper level of knowledge and understanding than required.
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrates reliability through attendance and punctuality.
  • Has earned the respect of his/her peers through cooperation and assistance.
  • Demonstrates maturity through a positive attitude.
Value: $100.00 cash award
One year membership
Student Achievement Certificate

Nomination letter of recommendation outlining above attributes, student's transcripts and a brief description of the institution's grading system must be submitted.

Nominations can be emailed to osmt@osmt.org

MLA/T Student Achievement Award
Annually (Fall), an email will be sent to all programs for nominations.

The award is given to the graduating full-time student who has achieved distinguished academic status and who possesses the following attributes:
  • Outstanding performance both in theoretical and practical work.
  • Endeavours to reach a deeper level of knowledge and understanding than required.
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrates reliability through attendance and punctuality.
  • Has earned the respect of his/her peers through cooperation and assistance.
  • Demonstrates maturity through a positive attitude.
  • Candidates must successfully pass the OSMT MLA/T exam in order to be eligible.
Value: $100.00 cash award
One year membership
Student Achievement Certificate

Nomination letter of recommendation outlining above attributes, student's transcripts and a brief description of the institution's grading system must be submitted.

Nominations can be emailed to osmt@osmt.org


Jim Braidwood Outstanding Professional Award
The Jim Braidwood Outstanding Professional Award is given to the MLT or MLA/T who is highly regarded by professional colleagues for improving work life and professional practice through his/her passion for shared learning and development.

The Jim Braidwood Outstanding Professional Award recipient:
  • Promotes and supports the sharing of new ideas and learning among colleagues.
  • Collaborates to solve problems and improve workplace practices and morale.
  • Is highly regarded and respected by his/her colleagues for attitudes and behaviours that support an evolving and optimistic work environment.
  • Must be a member of the OSMT in good standing.
  • Pursues avenues to engage, inform and educate peers for the benefit of individuals, the organization, and the profession.
A framed certificate of recognition will be presented to the Jim Braidwood Outstanding Professional Award recipient at the annual OSMT Conference, if possible.

Jim Braidwood Award Criteria -  Click here 
Jim Braidwood Award Nomination Form -  Click here

Scholarships

Johnson - Scholarship Program
Johnson Inc. is proud to offer 50 scholarships, valued at $1000 each, to students completing high school in 2018 and starting post-secondary education in the fall. As a partner of OSMT, any OSMT members who meet the criteria or with children meet the criteria are eligible! For the full eligibility criteria, click here.
Application deadline:
August 31, 2018.

Ontario Association of Medical Laboratories (OAML)
$1,000.00 scholarships/bursaries are available to assist Ontario students who have completed at least one year in a full-time program leading to certification as a Medical Laboratory Technologist or to a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences.

OAML Scholarships are available to Ontario students who have completed at least one year in full-time programs of study leading to certification as an MLT or to a Bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory sciences.  For the 2018-2019 academic year, five scholarships of $1,000 were awarded.

The deadline for submission is December 21, 2018.

For more information visit the OAML website directly - http://oaml.com/students/scholarships/