Terry M. Speth Service Professional Memorial Scholarship


The Terry M. Speth Service Professional Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 by the family and friends of Terry Speth, a committed diagnostic imaging professional, entrepreneur, and educator in the field of diagnostic imaging.  The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to students pursuing a career in diagnostic imaging.  Ideal applicants are those enrolled in a biomedical or electronic engineering school or course of study, or who have biomedical or electronic engineering work experience and are committed to pursuing a career in diagnostic imaging. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 grade-point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).  Selection decisions will be based on ability to benefit, motivation, and financial need.  Preference will be given to applicants who are members of a biomedical/medical society & who demonstrate financial need.


- Must be a U.S. citizen/legal resident w/ permanent resident card
- Must be attending an accredited educational institution
- Must be enrolled in a biomedical or electronic engineering school or
have biomedical or electronic engineering work experience
- Must be pursuing coursework related to the pursuit of a career in diagnostic imaging
- Must have, at a minimum, a 2.5 grade-point average (GPA)

Selection criteria and process: A selection committee appointed by the Cleveland Foundation will base selections on the completed application, ability to benefit, motivation, academic merit, and financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of a biomedical or medical society and those who evidence financial need.

Award process:

The annual award amount will be based on the earnings of the fund.  A maximum award of $1,000 will be available for the 2012-13 academic year.  Awards must be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for coursework. Grants are paid to the college or university for the benefit of the selected student(s).

Renewal: This is a one time award.

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Terrence M. Speth
Founder and President
Radiological Service Training Institute (RSTI)
Solon, Ohio

The diagnostic imaging service industry lost one of its greatest visionary leaders on December 29, 2008 with the passing of Terrence Speth, Founder and President of Radiological Service Training Institute (RSTI).

In 1984 Terry Speth envisioned the need for independent, multivendor service training in an industry that was dominated by the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).  From its humble beginnings in Solon, Ohio, Terry created the first hands-on diagnostic imaging training center.  His electronics training in the US Navy and his tenure managing training and development for Picker X-ray gave him a unique combination of skills which made RSTI an immediate and long term success.



The Michael J. Miller Scholarship Program

Created in 2009, the Michael J. Miller Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who are pursuing an education in healthcare technology management.

The program is named in honor of Michael J. Miller — a leader in the medical technology field who served as AAMI’s president for 40 years until his retirement in 2009.

Every year, the AAMI Foundation awards scholarships to students aspiring to become biomedical equipment technicians and clinical engineers. These scholarships expand access to students who have demonstrated academic excellence, technical aptitude, and commitment to the healthcare technology management field.


1. Applicants must be entering or current full-time college students seeking a career in the healthcare technology profession at a college or university accredited by one of the six regional accrediting agencies or the equivalent. Typical programs would include degrees in biomedical equipment technology; electrical, mechanical, or clinical engineering; and physics or the health sciences.
2. Applicants must demonstrate a combination of technical aptitude, academic excellence, and commitment to the healthcare technology profession. To document these attributes, applicants are required to submit a short essay (500-700 words) explaining how they view themselves fitting into the profession and describing their evidence of academic excellence and the other skills mentioned above. 
3. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from professional contacts addressing work ethics, attitude, and potential contributions to the profession.

Application deadline for the 2013 scholarship award is March 30, 2013.

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