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ASRT Foundation and Elekta Award More Than $20,000 in Scholarships to Radiation Therapy Students
Date:8/29/2012

ATLANTA and ALBUQUERQUE, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The ASRT Education and Research Foundation and Elekta are excited to announce the recipients of the 2012 Elekta Radiation Therapy Scholarship.

Made possible by a contribution of $23,000 in funding and support from Elekta, four scholarships of $5,000 each recently were awarded to entry-level radiation therapy students. Elekta has demonstrated its commitment to radiation therapy by providing $140,000 in scholarships since 2006.

"Because Elekta is dedicated to making cancer care technology as gentle, therapeutic and efficient as possible, we are committed to ensuring that users of this technology are adequately prepared from an educational standpoint to exploit its tremendous potential," says Jay Hoey, Executive Vice President, Elekta North America. "This is the reason why our partnership with the ASRT Education and Research Foundation is so critical. It provides a key opportunity to learn, share knowledge and enhance patient care."

This year's scholarship recipients are:

  • Lee Culp of Buffalo, N.Y., enrolled in an associate degree program at Erie Community College – City Campus.
  • David Dosanjh of Livermore, Calif., enrolled in an associate degree program at City College of San Francisco.
  • Njeri Kaittany-Gaines of Houston enrolled in a bachelor's degree program at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
  • Valerie Nix of Las Vegas enrolled in an associate degree program at the College of Southern Nevada.

To be eligible, applicants must be entry-level students enrolled in an accredited radiation therapy program.

Scholarship recipients submitted applications and were selected based on evidence of commitment, leadership, achievement and financial need. The Foundation's Scholarship Review Committee evaluated scholarship applications and provided r
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