4-Year Medical Laboratory Science Scholarship
Stavri G. Joseph 4-Year Medical Laboratory Science Scholarship
Awarded to a Wisconsin high school senior or graduate entering a Wisconsin University with a major in Medical/Clinical Laboratory Science. This scholarship will provide $750 per semester for eight consecutive semesters as long as he/she remains enrolled in a MLS/CLS curriculum and continues to display satisfactory academic progress. The scholarship is paid directly to the university.
This scholarship is named in honor of a member who contributed significantly to the society and profession:
Stavri Joseph, B.S., MT(ASCP), began his laboratory career during a 3 ½ year stint in the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps during World War II. Upon returning home he worked part time in the Department of Pathology of the Marquette University School of Medicine while attending classes in Marquette’s Medical Technology Program. He graduated in 1956 and became certified as a Medical Technologist. He spent his career organizing and teaching laboratory courses to medical students, first at Marquette and then at the Medical College of Wisconsin, retiring in 1990. Stavri served as President of the Wisconsin Association for Medical Technology from 1964-65. He was a beloved member of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science-Wisconsin throughout his career. In 1960, along with 4 other members, Stavri founded and organized the college scholarship program. He served as Chairman of the Scholarship Fund Board of Directors for decades and remained on the Board of Directors as a consultant until his passing in 2015.