The Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologist Section (SNMTS) has awarded Lynn Nguyen, an undergraduate student in the UNMC Nuclear Medicine Program, to be a recipient of the Professional Development and Education Fund (PDEF) Mickey Williams Minority Student Scholarship.
The Mickey Williams Minority Student Scholarship provides $2,500 to a minority student entering or enrolled in a molecular/nuclear medicine technologist program. The scholarship is named in honor of Mickey Williams, who was 1990–91 SNMTS president and chief nuclear medicine technologist.
SNMTS’s scholarship program benefits deserving students across the nation who are pursuing their dreams of becoming nuclear medicine technologists by awarding scholarships that recognize the financial need of students and honoring their academic accomplishments.
Members of an SNMTS scholarship committee selected Nguyen for the Mickey Williams Minority Student Scholarship from a large group of individuals in nuclear medicine sciences programs who represented wide-ranging cultural and economic backgrounds. The award was also based on a personal essay that detailed applicants’ reasons for entering the molecular/nuclear medicine.