TRA Medical Imaging Foundation Education Fund & Scholarship Program
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The Dr. William B. Jackson Scholarship Fund
Background and Purpose
TRA Medical Imaging is proud to have over 100 years of experience delivering the highest quality medical imaging services to the community. The TRA Medical Imaging Foundation, a 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. The TRA Medical Imaging Foundation serves to promote Imaging Sciences as a career choice for better health and wellbeing by advancing access to medical imaging services and workforce development opportunities. TRA’s Medical Imaging Foundation’s Education Fund provides financial support to individuals interested in developing their career in Imaging Sciences through scholarships, mentorship, job shadowing, and residency opportunities.
Honoring Dr. William B. Jackson and his legacy (April 29, 1936-February 4, 2023), the TRA Medical Imaging Foundation Education Fund has been named in his honor, The Dr. William B. Jackson Scholarship Fund.
Inclusion and Diversity
TRA Medical Imaging Foundation is an equal opportunity organization and will not allow discrimination based upon age, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or any other status prohibited by applicable law.
Current Scholarship Opportunities
The TRA Medical Imaging Foundation's Scholarship Program for first-year students enrolled in the Radiologic Sciences Program at Tacoma Community College:
Financial awards up to $10,000 for first-year students enrolled in the Radiologic Sciences Program. These funds are provided over the course of the program and are contingent on meeting expectations of the school, maintaining a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and participating in the TRA Medical Imaging Foundation Mentorship Program.
Ongoing mentorship from a TRA radiologist and/or technologist to help develop key talent through career development, education, learning, and boosting engagement. Scholars are required to participate a minimum of 30 minutes monthly in the TRA Mentoring Program.
Opportunity to participate in the TRA Medical Imaging Foundation Scholarship Alumni Program to help guide and support future scholars and promote Radiology Technology as a professional career.
The TRA Medical Imaging Foundation Scholarship is open to individuals who:
Are a first-year students who have been accepted into the Radiologic Sciences Program at Tacoma Community College.
Are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Have completed the TRA Medical Imaging Foundation Scholarship application process.
Application materials include
Part 1: Biographical Information Form
Part 2: Release Authorization and
Statement of Participation Award Acceptance Policy
Part 3: 2 Essays (see application tips below)
Part 4: 2 Letters of Recommendation (see tips below)
Part 5: Scholarship Disclosure Form
Application tips: It is recommended that you prepare your essays in a Word document and save for your records, then upload to the on-line application. You must submit your application, essays and letters of recommendation at the same time. Please double-space your essay,12 pt. type, and do not exceed 500 words per essay.
Essay #1: Please discuss your personal journey and goals and why you are interested in becoming an Imaging Sciences Technologist, to include challenges you have faced and overcome; and accomplishments for which you are proud. (not to exceed 500 words)
Essay #2: Please tell us why you are applying for this scholarship program (financial/mentorship) and how being accepted would impact your ability to achieve your career goals. (not to exceed 500 words)
Letters of Recommendation: Gather your 2 letters of recommendation (Word or PDF) and upload when you submit your application.)
Please note: The application online does not save as you go, so have your essays and letters ready to upload. The online link will be available April 26, 2024,
Radiologic Imaging Sciences
Scholarship Application (Spring Cohort 2024)
Schedule and Deadlines
Applications are accepted starting Friday, April 26, 2024, 9:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)
Applications will not be accepted after Monday, June 3, 2024, 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Award recipients will be notified via email by Monday, June 17, 2024, 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Classes resume Monday, June 24, 2024.
Award recipients will be notified by email. Applicants not awarded a scholarship will be notified by email.
Scholars are asked to agree to have their names released publicly and to participate when possible in stewardship activities, which may involve attending events, etc. In addition, Scholars are expected to participate in the TRA Medical Imaging Foundation Mentorship Program, which includes monthly/or bimonthly meetings of 30 to 60 minutes in person or via virtual.
Scholarship Renewal Criteria
To qualify for a second year of the scholarship, Scholars must show satisfactory progress toward a degree by meeting the following minimum requirements:
Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
Be consecutively enrolled each quarter.
Scholars will also be required to be actively involved in mentorship.