The ASE Foundation offers numerous student and fellow travel grants and scholarships to support training and educational conference participation. By fostering the next generation of cardiovascular ultrasound professionals, the ASE Foundation is ensuring that echocardiography continues to play a prominent role in the future of healthcare.
The Alan D. Waggoner, MHS, RDCS Sonographer Student Scholarship program was established in 2001 in recognition of Mr. Waggoner’s professional achievements and service to ASE. The award amount is $1,000, one complimentary registration for ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions, and annual meeting travel support not to exceed $500.
Beginning 2014, the Alan D. Waggoner, MHS, RDCS Student Scholarship will be renamed the Alan D. Waggoner Student Scholarship Award. Program directors will now nominate outstanding students from their cardiac or echocardiography programs for this award (rather than the application process being student-driven).
The Alan D. Waggoner Student Scholarship Award is given to sonographer students enrolled in CAAHEP accredited educational programs who exhibit a passion for the discipline of echocardiography and demonstrate leadership abilities.
This year’s recipients will be chosen from a large group of well-qualified candidates based on their letters of nomination, personal accomplishments and academic record. The 2014 Scholarship recipients will be formally announced at ASE’s 25th Annual Scientific Sessions held June 20 – 24, 2014, in Portland, Oregon.
Renita Adams, Johns Hopkins School of Cardiac Sonography, Baltimore, MD
Alyson Cooke, Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute, Hartford, CT
Ian Crandall, Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute, Hartford, CT
Christine Dauber, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY
Stacy Hedges, Georgia Northwestern Tech, Rome, GA
Stephanie Kelley, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL
Ashley Robertson, UWHC School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Madison, WI
Rodalyn Soriano, Kettering College, Kettering, OH
Tehila Wiener, Johns Hopkins School of Cardiac Sonography, Baltimore, MD
Wendy Yang, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Francis Hospital, School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Milwaukee, WI
The UltraEcho, Ltd. Cardiovascular Sonographer Student Travel Grant is supported by a grant to the ASE Foundation and is presented to a sonographer student enrolled in an accredited cardiovascular ultrasound program. This grant provides funding to assist a student to attend ASE’s annual scientific sessions or another ASE-sponsored educational course.
The Feigenbaum Cardiovascular Sonographer Student Travel Grant is supported by a grant to the ASE Foundation from Elsevier, Inc., to honor Dr. Harvey Feigenbaum’s commitment and tenure as the former editor of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE) for 20 years. The award is presented to a sonographer student enrolled in an accredited cardiac ultrasound program. This grant provides funding to assist a student to attend ASE’s annual scientific sessions or another ASE-sponsored educational course. Each grant amount is $1,000 and includes a complimentary registration to ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions held June 29 – July 2, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN.
2013 Recipient: Monica Hanzo, LSU Health, New Orleans, LA