Travel Grants and Scholarships

The ASE Foundation offers numerous student, sonographer, 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.

Feigenbaum Cardiovascular Sonographer Student Travel Grant

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.

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Alan D. Waggoner Student Scholarship Award

Established in 2001 in recognition of Mr. Waggoner’s professional achievements and service to ASE, the Alan D. Waggoner Student Scholarship Award funds scholarships of $1,000, which also includes complimentary registration for ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions, and annual meeting travel support. 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. Beginning in 2016, the Katanick Scholarship Award was established to honor the legacy of Sandy Katanick, RN, RVT, CAE, who retired as CEO of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission after over 25 years of service to the field. This award will be given annually and includes a $1,000 student scholarship for the highest ranking Waggoner Student Scholarship candidate nominated for ASEF scholarship awards. The award also includes up to $500 in travel reimbursement to attend the ASE Scientific Sessions.

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ASEF Council Training Grants

The ASE Foundation funds Council Training Grants each spring for trainees to support their attendance at the ASE Annual Scientific Sessions. These grants are part of an ongoing effort by the Foundation and the Council Steering Committees to encourage trainees in cardiovascular specialties to focus on the respective echocardiography subspecialty and to recruit enthusiastic new members to the Councils. By facilitating their attendance at the annual meeting, these grants provide trainees with a deeper understanding of the imaging field, and cultivate the development of meaningful mentoring relationships with established imaging faculty.

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Questions may be directed to Natalya Read at nread@asecho.org.

Adams Global Service Award

The David Adams Global Service Award is a $1,500 travel grant is given annually to one sonographer volunteer who is participating in an ASEF global health event for their first time. Application for this award is included in the global health event application. This award was established in 2016 in honor of David B. Adams, ACS, RCS, RDCS, FASE, previously of Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.  Mr. Adams has contributed to the success of the ASEF humanitarian missions with his international mission experience, clinical skills, and leadership abilities.

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Retired Awards

Farooq Chaudhry Research Award

This award was supported by a grant to the ASE Foundation from Bracco Diagnostics Inc. in memory of Farooq Chaudhry, MD, FASE, who passed in August 2017. Dr. Chaudhry was dedicated to education and research on the clinical use of stress echocardiography, and fittingly this travel stipend was presented to the highest ranked abstract on this topic.

  • 2018: Nahoko Kato, MD, Tokyo Bay Medical Center, Urayasu, Japan

UltraEcho, Ltd. Cardiovascular Sonographer Student Travel Grant

The UltraEcho, Ltd. Cardiovascular Sonographer Student Travel Grant was supported by a grant to the ASE Foundation. It was presented to a sonographer student enrolled in an accredited cardiovascular ultrasound program from 2008 – 2019. This grant provided funding to assist a student to attend ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions or another ASE-sponsored educational course.

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