Children’s Wisconsin Medical Laboratory Scientist Scholarship

Children's Wisconsin is committed to developing a trained workforce to meet both current and future healthcare needs. Medical Laboratory Scientist is a profession that is in high demand. Children's desires to provide scholarships to students who are pursuing a degree as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (particularly those students from underrepresented groups) and who also demonstrate financial need. The selected scholarship recipients will be considered for employment with Children's Wisconsin as a Medical Laboratory Scientist upon successful completion of a MLS/CLS degree program.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a junior-level college student enrolled in an accredited four-year Medical/Clinical Lab Science (MLS or CLS) program that will enter their clinical rotation experience in the next academic year.
  • Have a satisfactory school performance record (No academic discipline for at least one year prior to applying. Receiving academic discipline during the application review process will automatically disqualify applicants from the scholarship.)

Please complete the three application steps listed below no later than April 30, 2022:

1. Complete your online scholarship application

a. Application form

2. Two online recommendations

a. Copy and paste this recommendation survey link and ask your two professional references to complete a recommendation on your behalf.

i. One recommendation must be from the head of the MLS/CLS program from the college where you are currently enrolled.
ii. The second recommendation can be from a professor or professional recommendation from your work history.

3. Official transcripts from all college-level courses earned prior to application

a. Please e-mail your transcripts to

Note: All documents should be submitted prior the application deadline.

2022 scholarship timeline:

  • April 30: Submission deadline for scholarship application, recommendations, transcripts and/or a letter of acceptance
  • May: Interviews between applicants and the MLS Scholarship selection committee
  • June 10: Scholarship recipients notified
  • July 1: Award of scholarship

The MLS Scholarship selection committee will evaluate the annual scholarship candidates, based on the student's:

  • Enrollment in a bachelor's degree program in Medical/Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Commitment to pursuing a Medical Laboratory Scientist career at Children's
  • Commitment to employment at Children's for two years after completion of the MLS/CLS degree program
  • Interest in the laboratory science field, based on volunteer and work experience
  • Prior academic achievement (minimum 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or, if no GPA is provided, a written evaluation from the school is required)
  • Financial need

Children's Wisconsin's is committed to a diverse workforce in medical technology.

Note: This scholarship will provide $5,000 of education assistance to the recipient. These monies may only be used for tuition expenses during the recipient's clinical rotation year.


Please contact Cavan McNeely, Diagnostic Quality Improvement/Education Coordinator at or (414) 266-2515.