SQA Scholarship Awards

Each year, scholarships may be awarded to SQA members, Regional Chapter members, students and QA professionals to assist with the costs of attending the SQA Annual Meeting or training. Descriptions of scholarships are posted in the tabs below, organized by type of recipient, and recipients are recognized in the tabs as well. When the application process is open, application information will be posted on each SQA Annual Meeting website, and on Regional Chapter websites as scholarships are available.

Summary of Scholarships by Recipient Type

SQA Members — Active member type
Past Presidents' Scholarship Award
Pamela H. Errico Memorial Scholarship Award
John D. Yergler Memorial Award
SQA Members — various member types
Specialty Section Scholarship Awards
Outreach Scholarship Awards
Special Awards
Various Recipients
Regional Chapter Scholarship Awards — for Chapter Members
RQAP Scholarship Awards — for Registered QA Professionals
William J. Lander Sr. Memorial Scholarship — for Students

Scholarship Details


For SQA Members — Active member type

Past Presidents' Scholarship Award — for Active SQA Members

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.

Selection Criteria

  • 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
 

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For SQA Members — various member types

Specialty Section Scholarship Awards — for SQA Members

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)
2017 - Pamela Jean Burke
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)
2017 - Rebecca J. Dubray, RQAP-GLP
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
 
Computer Validation Initiative Committee (CVIC)
2017 - Michelle A. Edwards

Good Laboratory Practices Specialty Section (GLPSS)
2017 - Rachel Walsh-Enriquez
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)
2017 - Debra A. Bridges, RQAP-GLP
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)
2017 - Sandra Kay Hancock, MS, RQAP-GLP
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
 

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For Various Recipients

Regional Chapter Scholarship Awards — for Chapter Members

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.

Recipients

Mid-Atlantic Region (MARSQA)
Annual Meeting Award

2017 - Stacy A. Wilson, RQAP-GLP
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 Dexter Goldman Memorial
Scholarship ($1,000 each)
2017 - Susan E. Godfrey; Susan B. Newcomb, RQAP-GLP
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 Executive Council Training
Reimbursement Award
2017 - Lauren Hartman, MS, RQAP-GCP
2013 - Lisa Olson

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

New England Region (NERCSQA) Scholarship

2016 - Christine Garvey

Pacific Region (PRCSQA) Scholarship

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

Rocky Mountain Region (RMRCSQA) Scholarship

2012 - Leslie Davis
 

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