Scholarships Available for Radiologic Sciences
The TRA Education Fund supports scholarships to students pursuing careers in the areas of Radiologic Technology and Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
Eligible TCC students interested in applying for a scholarship can get more information by clicking here.
Becoming a Radiology Technologist or Diagnostic Medical Sonographer affords individuals opportunities to work with cutting-edge technology, to help patients, and contribute to improving the healthcare landscape while making a sustainable income with the chance to grow.
The TRA Medical Imaging Foundation Education Fund serves to advance and promote radiology as a career choice for individuals interested in healthcare. The Education Fund provides support to students interested specifically in Radiologic Technology and Diagnostic Medical Sonography through financial scholarships and residency opportunities. In the coming decade both career paths are growing faster than the national average for all professions. As the population ages, the need to diagnose medical conditions such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and heart disease, will require imaging as a tool for making diagnoses and the demand for more diagnostic imaging professionals will increase. This in-demand field offers the financial stability of a career in the healthcare industry without committing many years to education.
There is an immediate need for Radiology Technologists and Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in our community in our community and across the country. Programs exist however there are barriers to entry e.g. cost, etc. There is also not enough information at the secondary education level (high school) to inform and encourage students of the opportunities and the steps to prepare for these high demand opportunities in the healthcare field. TRA Medical Imaging Foundation serves to promote advancements in healthcare and education by raising awareness of Radiology Technology and Diagnostic Medical Sonography as healthcare career tracks, providing financial scholarships, mentoring, job shadowing and paid internships.
About the Scholarship Opportunity
The TRA Education Fund supports scholarships to students pursuing careers in the areas of Radiologic Technology and Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Financial awards are up to $5,000 per year. Financial awards are paid quarterly and are contingent on meeting expectations of the program. Scholars who complete the first year with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA are eligible and encouraged to request funding for the second year in the same amount.
Ongoing mentoring from a TRA radiologist to assist in career guidance and professional development is offered to all scholars throughout their program. The purpose of TRA’s Mentorship Program is to provide an additional source of support during the training period to help develop key talent through career development, education, learning, and boosting engagement.
The TRA Foundation Education Fund supports the following two healthcare career tracks: Radiologic Technologist and Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The TRA Imaging Scholarship is open to individuals who:
1. Have been accepted into the program at Tacoma Community College to earn an Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology or Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
2. Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
3. Have completed the TRA Imaging Scholarship application process.
The TRA Medical Imaging Foundation’s Education Fund works with community partners and donors to help students pursue their career dreams while also working to prepare for future talent demand that will be needed to support the strong projected job growth. The Foundation does not assess an overhead fee hence 100% of charitable donations go towards support of students. It is our goal to proactively help fill that gap and create the next generation of imaging technologists.