Radiology Scholarship for TCC Students

As a college student, it can be tough to manage work and school, especially when you have to pay for it all yourself. Scholarships can be the difference between earning a degree and being forced to drop out, which is why the TRA Medical Imaging Foundation and Tacoma Community College are proud to announce a new partnership! This partnership will provide financial assistance and a mentoring program for Tacoma Community College (TCC) Radiologic Technology students.

In its first act of support, the TRA Medical Imaging Foundation provided a one-time gift to four TCC Radiologic students who were identified as being at-risk of dropping out of the program. Funded by the Bamford Foundation and matched by the TRA Medical Imaging Foundation, this unique and generous gift met an immediate need for these students.

TRA and TCC have also announced a new TRA Medical Imaging Foundation Scholarship that will be available for the 2021-22 school year. The TCC Foundation will administer this scholarship and students may apply starting in January.

“We have talented and dedicated students in our Radiologic program, and TRA has been an amazing partner, and they have gone out of their way to learn about the challenges our students may face on their way to becoming radiology technologists,” said Krista Fox, Dean of Health, Business and Professional Services.

In addition to financial support, TRA will provide mentoring for scholarship students. Because Radiologic Technology is a field with many sub specialties, students Radiology Scholars hip for TCC Students will be assigned TRA mentors based on their areas of interest – mammography or CT scans, for example.

Both the immediate awards and the ongoing scholarships will help students complete training for a field that has an increasing local demand. “This education fund will help us grow the next generation of medical technologists,” said Dr. Douglas Seiler, President, TRA Foundation.

“TCC has one of the best radiology programs in the state, and they’re right here in Tacoma. It’s a wonderful collaboration and a natural partnership that serves our community.”

For Additional Information
Tacoma Community College Radiology Program
tacomacc.edu/academics-programs/programs/radiologic-science

BY LYNN CASTLE