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The OAML Scholarship program for 2022/2023 has now opened.

The application window for the Naseem Somani Memorial Scholarship is now closed. Thank you to all who applied.

The deadline to apply for the OAML Scholarship is February 24, 2023.

*ATTENTION: Due to COVID-19 restrictions some institutions may not be issuing hard copy transcripts. In light of this, we will accept official transcripts emailed by your institution to [email protected]*

The OAML is pleased to offer two scholarship opportunities to Ontario students enrolled in Medical Laboratory Technology or Science programs in Ontario. The Naseem Somani Memorial Scholarship and the OAML Scholarship. Details on both scholarships may be found below.

Naseem Somani Memorial Scholarship

Naseem Somani was an inspirational leader, with a passion for the Canadian healthcare system and the medical laboratory industry. Naseem spent nearly 18 years on the Ontario Association of Medical Laboratories (OAML) Board of Directors.

In memory of her remarkable legacy, the OAML has created the Naseem Somani Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to an exceptional student, currently enrolled in their third or fourth year of the Medical Laboratory Sciences program of an approved institution in Ontario, while pursuing a career as a Medical Laboratory Technologist.

Further details, as well as the application form, may be found through the links below.

In order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must:

– Have completed at least two years of your MLS program and
– Be currently enrolled in that program

2022-2023 Naseem Somani Memorial Scholarship Guide

2022-2023 Naseem Somani Memorial Scholarship Application

OAML Scholarships

$1,000.00 scholarships/bursaries are available to assist Ontario students who have completed at least one year in a full-time program leading to certification as a Medical Laboratory Technologist or to a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences.

OAML Scholarships are available to Ontario students who have completed at least one year in full-time programs of study leading to certification as an MLT or to a Bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory sciences.  For the 2021-2022 academic year, five scholarships of $1,000 were awarded.

Details about the 2022-23 OAML Scholarship, as well as the application form, can be found through the links below.

2022-2023 OAML Scholarships Guidelines

2022-2023 OAML Scholarship Application

Other Scholarships Available to MLT Students

General scholarships and bursaries are available to MLT students through the awards programs of colleges and universities.

Please Note: These may change from year to year, so please confirm requirements and availability with your institution. This section will be revised once information for the next year becomes available.

Scholarships and bursaries that were available in 2017/18 only to MLT students included the following:

Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science

CSMLS has seven $500.00 scholarships available for MLT students in the current year. Information can be found at

Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Association of Ontario

Medical Laboratory Technologist Bursary – a $1,000 grant to a full-time student pursuing post-secondary education in an Ontario Medical Laboratory technology/science program. Information may be found at

The Michener Institute of Education at UHN

The Michener Institute, Toronto, has the following scholarships for MLT students. These are:

Kay Boyington Medical Laboratory Scholarship ($500.00)

MacDonald Sutton Medical Laboratory Science Scholarship ($500.00, awarded every other year, last awarded in 2017)

LifeLabs Inc. Medical Laboratory Scholarship ($1,000.00)

Medical Laboratory Science Academic Excellence Scholarship ($1,000.00)

Paul and Brenda Gamble Scholarship ($1,500.00)

For more detailed information please contact the Michener Institute of Education at UHN.

Cambrian College

Cambrian College, Sudbury, has available three $1,000 awards, the MDS Laboratory Services Inc. – Medical Laboratory Science Awards.  The awards are available to students enrolled in the first and second years  of the Medical Laboratory Technology Program at Cambrian College.  Application is through Cambrian College, using the Cambrian College Scholarship, Bursary & Award application form (Application A).  Selection criteria and further information are available from Cambrian College.

St. Clair College

St. Clair College, Windsor, has available six scholarships for students in the medical laboratory sciences:

Agnes Baillargeon Memorial Scholarship (x2) to a second or third year Medical Laboratory Science student ($900.00)

Denise Kennedy Memorial Scholarship (1) to a medical laboratory sciences student ($500.00)

Ilaine Matuscin Memorial Scholarship (1) is a faculty-selected award for a Year II medical laboratory sciences student proficient in transfusion science ($500.00)

Dr. Kenneth M. Schneider Scholarship (1) given to a medical laboratory science student ($500.00 )

Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratory Science Award ($1,000.00 available to a student enrolled in the second year of the Medical Laboratory Science Program)

Selection criteria and further information are available from St. ClairCollege.

St. Lawrence College

Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories Bursary ($1,000.00 available to a student enrolled in the second year of the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program).  Selection criteria and further information are available from St. Lawrence College