ASQ Biomedical Division Awards, Scholarships, and Grants
The Biomedical Division Grants and Scholarship Program has been in existence since 1995 and has awarded over $700K in scholarship and grant money to date. The Mission of the Awards, Scholarship and Grants Committee is to support the advancement of quality principles in the biomedical community; to promote the awareness and use of quality principles, concepts and technologies. We support quality projects and introduce quality principles at the undergraduate and graduate college levels. We encourage our members to apply or to introduce us to individuals and institutions who embody and perpetuate these ideals.
The Vision of the ASQ Biomedical Division of the American Society for Quality is to make quality in biomedical products and systems a global priority, an organizational imperative, and a personal ethic. The ASQ Biomedical Division strives to be the leading authority and resource for everyone in the Biomedical Community who seeks quality concepts, technology and tools to improve biomedical products and themselves.
The Daniel S. Whelan Award
The ASQ Biomedical Division Daniel S. Whelan Award is intended to recognize a younger quality professional who has displayed distinguished performance in a sustained role as an organizational leader and has significantly advanced educational programs in the key principles of quality within the world-wide fraternity of quality professionals and community at large. Thus, significant achievements of a quality professional under the age of 50 as an ASQ leader and who has promoted new or enhanced educational opportunities for the world-wide fraternity of quality professionals are expected. It is expected that the recipient will also have contributed to the community beyond the ASQ community.
The award shall be a framed certificate for the recipient, a $500 grant towards any educational program of the recipient’s choosing, and a “perpetual plaque” with each recipient’s name, maintained by the Division’s Awards, Scholarship and Grants Committee. The plaque may be displayed at ASQ functions, including WCQI.
The Marvin Rosenbaum Distinguished Service Award
The ASQ Biomedical Division Marvin Rosenbaum Distinguished Service Award is intended to recognize long and distinguished service to the Society and the Division. Such service can include leadership positions on the Division Council as well as Society or Division elected and appointed offices, but must also include other service of a continuing and long term nature. The work of the recipient should be so outstanding as to have had a lasting and meaningful effect on the Division. This award is in recognition of lifelong service.
The Marvin Rosenbaum Distinguished Service Award consists of a perpetual plaque inscribed with the Awardee’s name and the year that the Award was presented, plus a cash honorarium of $500 or such other amount as the Biomedical Division Council shall determine. The Division shall maintain the plaque engraved with the names of all Award winners and the year each received the Award, to be displayed at appropriate Division functions. Additional requirements are set forth on the application form.
Barrett C. Craner Scholarship
The ASQ Biomedical Division has established the Barrett C. Craner Scholarship Program to further its vision by:
--Promoting the awareness and the use of quality principles, concepts, and technologies to working professionals within the Biomedical Division,
--Providing learning opportunities relating to quality for the worldwide Biomedical Division,
The scholarship for certificate (non-degree) study is an award of $500 per term or $1,000 per year, with a lifetime maximum of $5,000, to be presented to an individual enrolled in a program who, in the opinion of the selection committee, fulfills the acceptance criteria. Completed applications must be submitted to the Awards Committee.
In addition to being a Fellow, Barrett C. Craner served the division as a leader for 25 years, having chaired the Division and subsidiary discussion groups several times. He is a tireless educator, teaching classes for the Section, Division, and local university. Mr. Craner has been active in the medical device industry for nearly half a century. He has held a variety of high-level positions in quality assurance and regulatory affairs for companies large and small.
William J. Feingold Scholarship
William J. Feingold was a past chair of the ASQ Biomedical Division (1992 - 1993). The ASQ Biomedical Division established the William J. Feingold Scholarship Program to further its vision of making quality in biomedical products and systems a global priority, an organizational imperative, and a personal ethic.
The ASQ Biomedical Division supports students interested in quality in the Biomedical industry perusing BS and MS programs with a biomedical focused major with a high likelihood of pursuing a career either directly in quality/regulatory or allied profession. Applications are welcomed any time and each is rated on its own merits. Also, the number of scholarships awarded in any given calendar year is solely dependent on the Division budget. The scholarship is an award of up to$5000 to be presented to an individual enrolled in an accredited university or college who, in the opinion of the selection committee, fulfills the acceptance criteria. Applicants going into their third year of undergraduate study are preferred recipients of the scholarship award.
Dr. Richard J. Schlesinger Grant
Richard J. Schlesinger, PhD, was a member of ASQ from 9/22/70 until his death in 2001. He was the Founding Chair of the Biomedical Division, serving as Co-Chair with Richard Nicholson in 1973–74.
The grant(s) are to fund undergraduate and graduate projects related to the vision and purpose of the Biomedical Division. The applicant(s) provide project plans, goals, and objectives. The Division Awards Committee reviews applications and selects the recipient(s) and amounts suggested for the grant.
Division Council reviews and approves selection authorizes payment of funds to the recipient’s account at their school. Grant recipients may also be invited to present their project at the Biomedical Division at WCQI as guests of the Biomedical Division.
Applications are welcomed any time and each is rated on its own merits. Also, the number of grants awarded in any given calendar year is solely dependent on the Division budget. Additional requirements are set forth on the proposal form.
Cliff Doubek Veteran's Scholarship
The ASQ Biomedical Division has established the Cliff Doubek Veteran’s Scholarship to further its vision by:
- Promoting the awareness and the use of quality principles, concepts, and technologies to Veterans interested in participating in the Biomedical Community
- Providing and supporting learning opportunities relating to quality for Veterans
- Encouraging consideration of the Quality Profession in the Biomedical Community as a career choice
The program is an award, up to $750 per year, to be presented to a Veteran enrolled in an ASQ course or series of courses who, in the opinion of the selection committee, fulfills the acceptance criteria. Completed applications must be submitted to the Awards Committee.
If you have questions about any of our offerings contact:
Chair of Grants and Scholarships
Action, MA 01720
Grants & Scholarships Committee Members
David L. Leo
Biomedical Resource Consultants
Stellartech Research Corp
Emergo Group Inc./QA Consulting, Inc.
Steven L. Walfish
Statistical Outsourcing Services
Global Quality Assurance Manager at CooperVision