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TRA MEDICAL IMAGING FOUNDATION AWARDS $75,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE RADIOLOGY

The TRA Medical Imaging Foundation is pleased to announce that it has accepted nine Tacoma Community College students into the Foundation's scholarship program, three students in their first year of the Radiologic Technologist program and three students in their first year of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. In 2023, the Foundation expanded the Scholarship Program by providing awards to three second-year students. Awards granted are up to $5,000 for the second-year students and up to $10,000 for the first-year students.




The TRA Medical Imaging Foundation Scholars are awarded scholarships based on need and career aspirations. The scholarship program is focused on helping students with financial constraints as well as mentoring students to reach their goals and dreams. This is done by connecting students with experienced technologists, radiologists, and other healthcare professionals that provide resources, ongoing support, guidance and accountability throughout the program. Additionally, post-graduation scholars are encouraged to be active in the Alumni Association to help advance medical imaging as a profession through advocacy and raising awareness of the many career opportunities afforded to medical imaging professionals.


“I feel like this career change is opening many doors I did not know existed and I am excited about what the future holds. I plan to explore other modalities to include CT, Mammography, and Interventional Radiology.”

Cyhia,second-year student in the Radiologic Technologist Program


Additionally, the scholars participate in the TRA Foundation's Mentorship Program. The uniqueness of the TRA Foundation Mentorship Program adds to the value of the scholarship award by offering students a non-evaluative opportunity to tap into existing knowledge, skills, and experience of TRA’s Radiologists, Technologists and leadership to learn, brainstorm, problem solve and network. The mentoring provides for monthly 1-1 meetings and group sessions to allow for interaction and collaboration. In addition, a job shadowing component is available for students to work side-by-side with a technologist and to experience different work settings.


As the TRA Medical Imaging Foundation grows, it is our goal to expand more education and opportunities in CT, MRI, and Mammography, to create jobs, address the workforce shortage, and impact the quality of healthcare services in our community.


“It has always been my passion to serve and help other people. Along with my goal to obtain my ARRT certification, I hope to serve as a role model for my siblings and other immigrants to pursue education and achieve successful careers in the medical field.”

Erwin, first-year student in the Radiologic Technologist Program


As the TRA Medical Imaging Foundation grows, it is our goal to expand more education and opportunities in CT, MRI, and Mammography, to create jobs, address the workforce shortage, and impact the quality of healthcare services in our community.

To read more about the scholarship application visit https://www.tramedicalimagingfoundation.org/scholarships


To meet all of our scholars click here. To read more about Tacoma Community College’s Radiology program, click here.

About the TRA Medical Imaging Foundation: Located in Tacoma, WA, The TRA Medical Imaging Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit entity, was created with the mission and vision to be an exemplary community partner in promoting better health and wellbeing now and for future generations. Through the generosity of a giving community and philanthropic support of caring and committed donors, TRA Medical Imaging Foundation works to “give back” by supporting and promoting advancements in healthcare and education for those with whom they share this beautiful region. Visit: http://www.tramedicalimagingfoundation.com

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