Joseph R. Bittengle Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Eligible: Continuing Radiologic Imaging Sciences Students Only

Background and Purpose

This scholarship was established in 2011 to honor the memory of a man who believed strongly that caring for others was paramount, who valued education and life-long learning, and who serves as a professional mentor to many faculty members and students during his fifteen years at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Joseph Bittengle embodied professionalism, promotion of academic excellence, and service to others.

Award Amount and Timing

Subject to the availability of funds the total annual award is $1,000 to the selected student.  Scholarship award is as follows: $500 per semester, fall and spring semester enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Applicant must have completed at least one academic year (fall and spring semester) in the Medical Radiography program in the Division of Radiologic Imaging Sciences.
  2. Applicant must have an approved degree plan for the Bachelor of Science program.
  3. A minimum cumulative grade point average (cGPA) of 3.0 as calculated for all professional courses completed during the time in the program.


  1. Three references are required – one from a faculty member in the Department of Radiologic Imaging Sciences, excluding the Division Director and the Department Chairman; one from a clinical instructor or current supervisor, if employed, and one from a reference of the applicant’s choosing. Relatives should not be used as references.

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