Service Award  

To honor an individual, who over a long and sustained period has contributed to the advancement and support of the respiratory therapy community in the State of Missouri.

Recipients of this award will be announced at the MSRC annual meeting and will receive a specially engraved plaque and cash award.  If the recipient is unable to attend, their award will be sent to them in May.

Student Scholarships

Bill Lamb Professional Education Grant

There is no more prestigious and lucrative award that the M.S.R.C. offers.  Officially dedicated to the memory of a true mentor in the profession of respiratory care in 2017, Missouri's own, Bill Lamb.  Bill had a very established career in the field for over 30 years.  He served as Delegate to the AARC for the state of Missouri and was instrumental in the establishment of licensure for Missouri respiratory care practitioners.  Bill held several roles in the AARC House of Delegates and finished his career with a seat on the AARC Board of Directors as Speaker/Past Speaker of the House and Director at Large.  Bill touched many of those leading the profession today and served as a mentor to many. 


  • Open year round to practicing, credentialed RCP’s liscensed in the state of Missouri
  • Must be in good standing at the applicant’s place of employment
  • Active member of the AARC/MSRC
  • Requires the submission of an original abstract/case study
  • Due April 1st
  • Two Funding Options: 
    •  Option A: Award is $1,000 & 1 MSRC annual meeting admission.  Recipient of the award required to submit abstract to the AARC Congress. If accepted, the MSRC will pay for conference/travel fees (up to $1,500)
    • Option B: Award is $850 & 1 MSRC annual meeting admission.  Award can be used for current or future educational opportunities.  

Professional Awards

John Rogers Memorial Scholarship

Submission Requirements

  • Must be a current student of an approved program for respiratory care in the state of Missouri (graduation date after the deadline for submission)
  • Must be in good standing with the program of enrollment
  • All topics must be approved by scholarship chairperson by March 1.
  • Deadline for submission is April 1 Annualy
  • Must be a member of the AARC/MSRC

Glen Kolander Memorial Leadership Scholarship

Submission Requirements:

  • Current student, in good standing, at an accredited Respiratory Care Program in Missouri
  • 2.5 Professional GPA
  • Must be a member of the AARC
  • Possess leadership skills and participate in campus, community or professional activities to further develop these skills.
  • Submit a letter from their program director attesting to their GPA.
  • Due April 1; $250 award
  • Submit an essay.  See brochure for specifics.
  • Please Note:  Program Directors may nominate only 2 individuals from their program annually.  

Made possible by :

The Missouri Society for Respiratory Care

Official Chartered State Affiliate for the