SQA Scholarship Awards

Past Presidents' Scholarship Award - sponsored by the SQA Board of Directors

SQA awards two Past Presidents' Scholarship Awards each year. The value of each award is up to $2,000, which may be used to pay training and registration fees plus travel expenses (documented with receipts) for the SQA Annual Meeting held in the same year that the scholarship is awarded. The selection criteria are as follows:

  • The applicant shall be an Active member of SQA, in good standing, and shall have been an Active member for at least one year.
  • Self nominations shall be accepted.
  • Application shall be submitted in written form, and shall include a letter specifying the name of the scholarship for which the individual is applying, the reason for the application, what is hoped to be gained by participation in the Annual Meeting, and a list of activities dedicated to service to SQA or its Regional Chapters. The application and letter must be accompanied by a current CV.
  • Applicants may indicate financial need but that is not a requirement or criteria for the award.

Recipients

2016 - Marcella Sarzotti-Kelsoe
2015 - MaryEllen Lander RQAP-GLP
2014 - Vicki Crutchfield RQAP-GLP
2013 - Jennifer Quick-Kerns RQAP-GLP and Harry Huss
2012 - Dan Ozaki and Melissa Meyer-Ely RQAP-GCP
2011 - Louise Messer and Jennifer O’Brien PhD, RQAP-GCP
2010 - George Kuniholm and Chery McCarthy
2009 - Michael Franks and Maryanne Oster
2008 - Nancy Gongliewski and Celeste Rose
2007 - Janet Emeigh and Philippe Ourisson
2006 - Karen W Evans
2005 - Edith J McMillan
2004 - Belinda Lawler PhD, RQAP-GLP

Specialty Section Scholarship Awards

The Specialty Section Scholarship Awards are sponsored by the SQA Specialty Sections with the assistance of the SQA Board of Directors. The recipients of the Specialty Section Scholarship Awards receive a waiver of registration fees for the SQA Annual Meeting held in the same year that the scholarship is awarded.

Recipients

Animal Health Specialty Section (AHSS)
2016 - Merritt Grissinger Linnemann, RQAP-GLP
2015 - Julee Driver PhD
2014 - Tina Yanchis-Kirby RQAP-GLP
2013 - Tina Bovee RQAP-GLP
2012 - Jayme Gibson
2011 - Mary Puetz
2009 - Belinda Lawler

Beyond Compliance Specialty Section (BCSS)
2016 - Cheryl McCarthy, CQA, RQAP-GCP
2014 - Catherine Bens
2013 - Donna Aliyetti
2012 - Klaus Goodwin-Pf ster
2011 - Beth Galt

Bioanalytical Specialty Section (BASS)
2016 - Natasha Savoie
2015 - Kimberly Wheeler RQAP-GLP
2013 - Janet Emeigh MS, RQAP-GLP
2012 - David Schumacher RQAP-GLP
2011 - Rose Buot
2010 - Irinia Colligon
2009 - Peggy Beamer
2008 - Helen Lysy

Biotechnology Specialty Section (BTSS)
2013 - Kathryn Hackett-Fields RQAP-GLP
2011 - Aaron Wirscham, RQAP-GLP
2010 - Mary Puetz
2009 - Pauline Winner

Good Laboratory Practices Specialty Section (GLPSS)
2016 - Lora Foulke, RQAP-GLP
2015 - Carla Buckley MS, RQAP-GLP
2014 - Suzette Belvin RQAP-GLP
2013 - Angela McKenzie
2012 - Matt Foster RQAP-GLP
2011 - Melinda Apgar

Medical Device Specialty Section (MDSS)
2016 - Linda Palagi-Lynn, RQAP-GLP 
2015 - Karen Bastyr
2014 - Cynthia Ivey MS, RQAP-GLP
2013 - Norma Lechtman DVM, RQAP-GLP

University Specialty Section (USS)
2016 - Ella Bernstein
2014 - Rebecca Hegstad-Davies PhD
2013 - Joan Adamo PhD
2012 - Anna-Maria Escherich
2011 - Sally Quataert PhD, RQAP-GLP
2010 - Maylinn Tarbutton
2007 - Sandra Hancock

Pamela H. Errico Memorial Scholarship Award - sponsored by MPI Research

The Pamela H. Errico Memorial Scholarship Award is exclusively available to independent consultants. SQA awards one Pamela H. Errico Memorial Scholarship Award each year. The value of the award is $2,000, and it may be used to pay training and registration fees plus travel for the SQA Annual Meeting held in the same year that the scholarship is awarded, and any remainder may offset lost revenue occurring by participation in the meeting. The selection criteria are as follows:

  • The applicant shall be an Active Member of SQA, in good standing, and shall have been an Active member for at least one year.
  • The applicant shall be currently self-employed as an independent consultant.
  • Self nominations shall be accepted.
  • Application shall be submitted in written form, and shall include a letter specifying the name of the scholarship for which the individual is applying, the reason for the application, what is hoped to be gained by participation in the Annual Meeting, and a list of activities dedicated to service to SQA or its Regional Chapters. The application and letter must be accompanied by a current CV.
  • Applicants may indicate financial need, but that is not a requirement or criteria for the award.

Recipients

2016 - Jenny O’Brien, PhD, RQAP-GCP
2015 - Mohammed Imran
2014 - Erik Larsen
2013 - Theresa Donegan MS, RQAP-GLP
2012 - Richard Patterson PhD, RQAP-GLP
2011 - Susan Meeker RQAP-GLP
2010 - Deborah Sedor
2009 - Deborah Little
2008 - Renee Daniel
2007 - Mary Lynne
2006 - Ralph Anderson
2005 - Celeste A Rose RQAP-GLP
2004 - Ninette Propst Burns RQAP-GLP

Regional Chapter Scholarship Awards

Each year, Regional Chapters may award scholarships to their members to attend the SQA Annual Meeting held in the same year that the scholarship is awarded.

Mid-Atlantic Region (MARSQA) Scholarship Award

2016 - Megan Lawhead and Lynda Olsen
2013 - Scott Davis
2012 - Erich Estes

Midwest (MWSQA) Scholarship Award

2012 - Linda Frederick RQAP-GLP

National Capitol Area Region (NCARSQA)

NCARSQA $1000 Dexter Goldman Memorial Award
2014 - Teri Wallace MS, RQAP-GLP
2013 - Linda Schellhaas RQAP-GLP
2012 - Uma Robbie

NCARSQA Continuing Education Award
2014 - Hong Song MD, MBA, RQAP-GLP
2013 - Kimberly Maloid RQAP-GLP

North Carolina (NCCSQA)

NCCSQA SQA Annual Meeting Award
2014 - Jenny O’Brien PhD, RQAP-GCP 2013 - Celine Clive

NCCSQA Executive Council (EC) Award
2013 - NCCSQA Secretary, Lisa Olson

New England Region (NERCSQA)

2016 - Christine Garvey

Pacific Region (PRCSQA)

2016 - Rachel Walsh
2014 - Caroline A Clifford, RQAP-GLP

Rocky Mountain Region (RMRCSQA) Scholarship

2012 - Leslie Davis
 

John D. Yergler Memorial Award


The John D. Yergler Award is presented to an Active member of SQA who has demonstrated the qualities of leadership, integrity, mentoring, training and humor.

Recipients
2016 – Kenneth Dammers, MA
2015 – Ralph Anderson
2014 – Patricia O’Brien Pomerleau

Outreach Scholarship Awards

SQA Outreach Scholarship

The Outreach Scholarship, established in 2011, is sponsored by the SQA Board of Directors for the Annual Meeting.  The scholarship shall be provided to a registered Outreach Member and shall include waiver of all training and meeting registration fees, a complimentary ticket for the off-site event and up to 6 nights complimentary hotel room.  SQA shall also provide up to $2,000 for travel and meal expense reimbursement.  Applications shall be accepted every year, but the SQA Board of Directors may decide to defer the scholarship until the next year if the number and/or quality of applications received are deemed insufficient.

Recipients
2016 - Krishnamurthy Dubala Venkateshamurthy, MSc, RQAP-GLP (India)
2015 - Alla Aristakesyan (Armenia)
2014 - Saurav Banerjee (India)
2013 - Nicolas Bouchet PhD (Burkina Faso)
2012 - Dr. Cyril Dim (Nigeria)
2011 - John-Moses Maduabuchi BMLS, MBBS (Nigeria)

Additional Outreach Scholarships (registration fees only)

Recipients
2014 - Joel Ojogbane Onoja, Chimezie Onukwuli and Josephine Mgboh (all from Nigeria)
2013 - Uzoma Anosa, Joseph Ethabe Alimasunya MBBS and Felix Nzube Chukwuneke (all from Nigeria)

ADAMAS Consulting Outreach Scholarship

In 2014, the SQA Annual Meeting was held in conjunction with the 4th Global QA Conference. A special outreach scholarship sponsored by ADAMAS Consulting was to reimburse travel, registration and meals fees up to $3,000.
Recipient
2014/2015 - Harsha Vasappa (China)
Harsha Vasappa was unable to attend in 2014, but attended in 2015.
 

RQAP Scholarship Winners


RQAP-GCP Scholarship Recipients 
2016 - Stephen Simpson-Hunt, RAC, CCRP, RQAP-GCP
2015 - Ronda M Jones, RQAP-GCP

RQAP-GLP Scholarship Recipients
2016 - Robyn N. Durr-Henry MS, RQAP-GLP
2015 - Stacy A. Wilson, RQAP-GLP

Special Awards


Special Awards are presented by the Board of Directors to SQA members or loyal supporters as needed.

Recipients
2016 – Fredda C Shere-Valenti
2014 – Jean Toth-Allen
2013 – Francisca Liem


All scholarship applications are reviewed by the Ethics and Membership Credentials Committee (EMCC). If you have any questions regarding these awards, please contact SQA Headquarters.