7 Scholarships For Sonography Education
Earning a certificate or degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography can lead to a rewarding career. An important consideration for students is finding a way to pay for their education or cut down their education cost. Sonography scholarships are popular because they do not have to be repaid like student loans or federal grants. Following are some of the quality scholarships funding students taking classes for sonography.
Deadline: April 15
Description: Numerous scholarships are available to active military and veterans, and their children and grandchildren. Scholarships include six $4,000 scholarships for high school seniors attending 4-year undergraduate programs or accredited technical schools; three $4,000 scholarships for veterans attending a 4-year undergraduate program or technical school certificate/degree program; and one $1,000 scholarship for a JROTC high school senior. There are numerous other scholarships available for veterans and active military attending accredited schools and are listed on the AMVETS site.
Contact Address: 4647 Forbes Boulevard Lanham, MD 20706
Contact Phone: 877-726-8387
Alan D. Waggoner Sonographer Student Scholarship Award
Deadline: November 30
Description: The scholarship award includes $1,000, registration fee for the Foundation’s Annual Scientific Session, and an amount up to $500 to fund travel expenses to attend the conference. Students must be enrolled in a CAAHEP accredited echocardiography or cardiac ultrasound program. Membership in the ASE is required for scholarship eligibility.
Contact Address: 2100 Gateway Centre Boulevard, Ste. 310, Morrisville, NC 27560
Contact Phone: 919 – 861-5574
Ingham County Medical Society Alliance Health Scholarship
Deadline: January 31, 2014
Description: This is a good example of the many scholarships available to local residents. Two $1,500 scholarships are awarded annually to residents of Michigan’s Clinton-Eaton-Ingham tri-county area or to graduates of the tri-country schools who will enroll in designated Allied Health Programs, one of which is Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Students looking for scholarships should check with local foundations, businesses, and community organizations. Many scholarships are not well-published because they are designed to assist local community residents.
Contact Address: 10034 Oak Island Dr., Laingsburg, MI 48848-8718
Contact Person: Dee Loge-Wacker
Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship
Deadline: February 1, 2014
Description: Five $4,000 scholarships are awarded annually to entry-level minority students majoring in sonography or one of several other allied health programs.
Contact Address: 15000 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-3909
Contact Phone: 800-444-2778
SDMS Foundation Sonographer Advanced Degree Scholarship
Deadline: June 30
Description: Students who have already worked for at least two years as sonographer may be eligible for a $2,500 scholarship to complete sonography training online that leads to a degree. Eligibility requirements include being a SDMS member who is in good standing and who is accepted into or enrolled in an accredited ultrasound technology program.