The Brad Leidich Memorial Scholarship is a $1,500 award which includes an additional $750 towards travel expenses and full registration to the AARC International Congress. You must attend the International Congress to receive travel expenses.

To qualify, you must be:
     - a student enrolled in a CoARC accredited associate degree respiratory therapy program in good standing. Respiratory Care/Therapy must have been your major for at least six (6) months prior to the scholarship deadline.
     - a first generation college student. This is defined as an individual who is the first in their family to attend college.

Submission requirements include a letter of recommendation, a resume, and an essay discussing career goals.  Detailed requirements are located at

A completed application must be submitted by May 31. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have any questions, you can email