Four recent graduates of the Nuclear Medicine Institute at The University of Findlay each were chosen to receive a Paul Cole Scholarship.
Miranda Finch, Kerri Kirby, Stephanie Rizzo and Amanda Strauss were selected for the award.
Twenty-five $1,000 scholarships were available nationwide through a grant from the Education and Research Foundation for the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM).
Application requirements included a one-page applicant statement describing educational aspirations and financial need, an evaluation from the nuclear medicine program director and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.
“These scholarships are based on financial need, statements of goals, academic performance and program director recommendations,” said Richard States, D.H.Sc., CNMT, RT, director of the nuclear medicine technology program. “In today’s world, the funding of higher education is as challenging as ever. These scholarships help students achieve their needs.”
The SNM is an international scientific and professional organization founded in 1954 to promote the science, technology and practical application of nuclear medicine.
The Paul Cole Scholarship is named in memory of Paul Cole, CNMT, who served as president of the SNM Technologist Section (SNMTS) in 1986 and who was known as a champion of education for technologists. Cole was assistant chief technologist in the division of nuclear medicine technology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He graduated from Nashville General Hospital’s School of Radiologic Technology in 1967 and from the Johns Hopkins Hospital’s School of Nuclear Medicine Technology in 1971.