Clifford I. Argall Scholarship


2020 Scholarship Winner - $1,000

Tara Taylor Mishtal

Athens, TN

My dream is to become a  Medical Laboratory Scientist. I have just begun my year of didactic Medical Laboratory training and can already report that my academics are off to a first-rate start. My plans at this stage are to continue making great grades,  learning all that I can to be the best MLS I can, possibly win the friendly competition that is being the best student throughout clinicals, and finally pass the American Society for Clinical Pathology national board examination in December. I consider myself  fortunate to be able to attend the University of Tennessee Medical Center’s MLS program.  My educational pursuits would not be possible without generous support from scholarship sponsors like your organization.  Thank you for enabling this opportunity!


The Tennessee Association of Blood Banks (TABB) is dedicated to the advancement of professionals in Transfusion Medicine. One of the prime activities of the TABB is the granting of scholarships for students in a program leading to a degree with a major in medical technology (MT) or students seeking a specialist in blood banking (SBB) certificate. 


The application deadline is February 28th. The applications will be forwarded to the education coordinator. The education coordinator will confirm the candidates are currently enrolled in an approved school. The board will review and select the scholarship recipients by March 7th. The scholarship recipients will be invited to attend the Spring Meeting.


A scholarship in the amount of $1000 will be given for either MT, SBB or MLT. 


  • Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  • Applicants must be accepted into or enrolled in an approved Specialist in Blood Bank (SBB), Medical Technologist (MT), or Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program.
  • Applicants cannot complete their education before the scholarship is awarded.

Click APPLY below and download

"Form--TABB Clifford Argall Scholarship Application"

Please note completed application and required documentation can be submitted by email.

Good Luck!!!