At each spring meeting, ASCLS-Missouri raises money for its scholarship fund – The Tom Reddig Missouri Scholarship Fund. The fund provides financial assistance to students and professionals furthering their education or performing research in laboratory science. Scholarships awarded in the past helped individuals attend formal education courses; and state, national, and regional ASCLS events.

The money in the scholarship fund is from donations and fund raising activities. This year’s fund raising activity at the April meeting will be a raffle for a large candy bar bouquet.

Tom Reddig, a long time ASCLS-Missouri member, began the Missouri Scholarship Fund in the early 1980s. He worked tirelessly to obtain funds – it was his ‘baby’. The fund was renamed in his honor after his untimely death in 2012. Tom loved chocolate so we always include chocolate in the fund raising activities!

For more information about the Tom Reddig Missouri Scholarship Fund, contact Lucia Johnson at or