Charlotte Johnson

Armstrong Student Awarded Siemens Scholarship

(April 13, 2011) Charlotte Johnson, a medical technology student at Armstrong Atlantic State University, has received a Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Scholarship for her outstanding academic achievement.

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) partners with Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics annually to award scholarships to clinical laboratory students. The purpose of these scholarships is to help defray education costs, promote medical laboratory science as a rewarding career and help address the workforce shortage of qualified professionals. Scholarship awards of $1,000 are available from Siemens for 50 students in their final clinical year of a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences-accredited program in medical laboratory scientist, medical technologist, or clinical laboratory scientist.

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) chose Johnson for her academic achievement, strong leadership and active participation in community service. A 1992 Armstrong graduate with a chemistry degree, Johnson chose to return to Armstrong to pursue her growing interest in medical technology. She is scheduled to graduate in 2012.

“Having worked in the chemistry field for several years, I wanted to move into the area of medical technology,” said Johnson. “This scholarship will help to defray some of the tuition costs.”

Hassan Aziz, Armstrong director of medical technology, added, “Charlotte is a deserving student with impressive academic achievements who chose to return to Armstrong to continue her education and expand her career opportunities. She has a promising future in the medical technology field.”