Foundation Scholarships

To help advance patient safety, the Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA) created the HSPA Foundation, the Association's 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization. The HSPA Foundation's primary mission is to provide valuable education and support to Sterile Processing professionals through educational initiatives, research, scholarships, professional development grants, and awards.


In 2019, the IAHCSMM Foundation (now, HSPA Foundation) provided five scholarships for each of the following exams and study materials:

  1. Central Service Technical Manual and Workbook & Certification Exam (CRCST);
  2. Instrument Resource Manual & Certification Exam (CIS; CRCST prerequisite);
  3. Endoscope Reprocessing Manual and Workbook & Certification Exam (CER); and
  4. Central Service Leadership Manual and Workbook & Certification Exam (CHL; CRCST prerequisite).

Completed applications were due by 12 p.m. CST on August 30, 2019. Recipients must take the exam prior to October 1, 2020.

Additional information on certification requirements, policies and procedures is available in the IAHCSMM Handbook and at For further assistance, contact HSPA at 312.440.0078 or

2019-2020 Recipients

  • Ivy Clark, Ascension Borgess, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Kassondra Healy, Western PA Hospital – AHN Health System, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Angela Huntley, Caromont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia, NC
  • Lauri Mageras, Caromont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia, NC
  • Diane Willey, Labette Health, Parsons, KS
  • Whitney Blake, Adventist Health Portland, Portland, OR
  • Sara Cunningham, Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL
  • Dawn Donnelly, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Boston, MA
  • Donna Dowdy, CHI St. Luke’s, Lefkin, TX
  • Alicia Stanford, IU Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
  • Nicole Booth, Barrett Hospital & Healthcare, Dillon, MT
  • Kyle Buckland, Cox Hospital, Springfield, MO
  • Amy Casarez, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Quinlyn Nichols, Cook Children’s Pediatric Surgery Center, Plano, TX
  • Tammy Sanders, Wellspan Health Surgery Center, Hanover, PA
  • RicQuel Flowers, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
  • Manjit Gurbachan Singh, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Tiffany Keith, Andrews Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center, Gulf Breeze, FL
  • Irene Sanchez, Kaiser Permanente, Ontario, CA
  • Edward Walls, CTVHS, Temple, TX

This commitment to advancing Sterile Processing (SP) knowledge, skill sets and professionalism is why over 40,000 members and certification holders rely on HSPA to keep them sharp, focused and abreast of the very latest standards, best practices and technological advancements impacting the SP profession.

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