Medical Technology/Western Pathologists Quality Assurance Association Endowed Scholarship
The Western Pathologists Quality Assurance Association (WPQAA) has long supported the field of medical technology. As the number of accredited programs has decreased over the years, WPQAA felt it was important to foster and support the programs — like the one in the UW Department of Laboratory Medicine — that continue to thrive. Accordingly, the WPQAA set up an endowment in 2002 to support students in the UW Medical Technology Program in the Department of Laboratory Medicine. In 2006, WPQAA merged its endowment with the department’s Undergraduate Medical Technology Fund. The purpose of the new, combined fund, the Medical Technology/Western Pathologists Quality Assurance Association Endowed Scholarship, is to provide scholarship assistance to undergraduate students in the Medical Technology Program at the UW School of Medicine.