Mercy Ships Scholarship
HSPA FOUNDATION'S PAID MISSION TO
VOLUNTEER ABOARD MERCY SHIPS
The HSPA Foundation will provide a paid scholarship for a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification holder and active member of HSPA to volunteer aboard Mercy Ships on a medical mission as an Operating Room Sterile Processing Technician—a critical role that helps provide safe, high-quality care to patients in need.
The HSPA Foundation scholarship will provide up to $10,000 to cover one volunteer’s room and board, travel and other expenses, and also help offset the volunteer’s salary during the mission. Scholarship recipients are responsible for inspecting all surgical instruments for cleanliness, proper functionality and breakage; assembling and wrapping trays, supplies and single-pack instruments for sterilization; operating autoclaves safely and correctly; maintaining a clean work environment; and demonstrating clear communication and documentation skills.