The Alan D. Waggoner Sonographer Student Scholarship Award

The Alan D. Waggoner, MHS, RDCS, FASE 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, and includes complimentary registration for ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions, and annual meeting travel support not to exceed $500.
foundationThe 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.

Program Director Nomination Process

Program Directors should complete the online Alan D. Waggoner Student Scholarship Award nomination form including a Letter of Nomination.

Call for nominations:  August – October 1, 2015

Program Director nomination deadline is October 1, 2015.

  1. Once the nomination is received by ASEF, the student will be contacted to advise him or her of the nomination, along with a link to an online Student Nominee Application Form.  The student will be required to complete the application packet and return by the deadline of October 23, 2015
  2. Program Directors may only nominate up to two students from their program however, they must provide the total number of students enrolled in the class, as well as the class rankings for nominee(s).
  3. Students must be members of the American Society of Echocardiography to receive this award.  Click here for ASE membership information.
    Click here for Program Director nomination form

Student Requirements for Nomination

In order to be considered for the Alan D. Waggoner Student Scholarship Award, the nominee must meet the following requirements:

  • Be nominated by his or her program director.
  • Be actively enrolled in a cardiac or echocardiography ultrasound program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or by an equivalent Canadian or international ultrasound program* at the time of the scholarship selection. Students graduating in the Spring/Summer of 2016 are eligible to apply.
  • Ensure that the scholarship application is complete in accordance with application deadlines. To be considered for the Alan D. Waggoner Student Scholarship Award, the completed application with all relevant supporting documents must be received by ASEF on or before October 23, 2015.
  • Students must be members of the American Society of Echocardiography to receive this award.  Click here for ASE membership information.
  • Students selected to receive ASEF scholarship awards will be requested to provide brief written testimonials and personal photos for use in promotional materials and/or on ASEF’s Web site.

*International candidates will need to submit information describing equivalency of program to CAAHEP standards and/or course work that follows the National Education Curriculum.

Student Nominee Submission Requirements

  • Completed Student Nominee Application Form.  (Once a Program Director nomination is received, the student will be contacted with a link to the Student Nominee Application Form.)
  • One letter of nomination from student’s program director, plus two (2) additional letters of support.  It is desirable to have one letter of recommendation from a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE).  If it is not possible to obtain a letter from a FASE, at least one letter must be an ASE member.
  • A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae or resume.
Student Nominee Selection
Nominees will be ranked based on scores awarded in each of the following areas:
Program Director Nomination information, letters of support (51% of scoring), personal accomplishments and academic record (49% of scoring). To ensure fair distribution of awards, geographic diversity will be considered when selecting the scholarship winners.
Individual Award Amount
(Award includes one complimentary registration for the ASE 27th Annual Scientific Sessions, June 2016 in Seattle, WA,  and annual meeting travel support not to exceed $500.00.)
$1,000.00
Program Director Nomination Deadline October 1, 2015
Student Application Deadline October 23, 2015
Award Notification
Winners of the scholarships will be recognized at the ASE 27th Annual Scientific Sessions in June 2016.
February 2016

2015 Recipients of the Alan D. Waggoner Sonographer Student Scholarship Award:

  • Alyssa Brooks, Yale-New Haven Hospital School of Diagnostic Ultrasound, New Haven, CT
  • Hoa Tuyet Gip, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences DMS Program, Little Rock, AR
  • Brittney Guile, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee DMS Program, Milwaukee, WI
  • Genevieve Hammett, Clemson University CVT Program, Clemson, SC
  • Rianna Herbolingo, Hudson Valley Community College DMS Program, Troy, NY
  • Steven Kiyokawa, Bellevue College DMS Program, Bellevue, WA
  • Christina Landish, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Francis Hospital DMS Program, Milwaukee, WI
  • Aubrey Moder, Mayo Clinic DMS Program, Rochester, MN
  • Jason Morgun-Le, Grossmont College CVT Program, El Cajon, CA
  • Cristy Murray, South Hills School of Business & Technology DMS Program, State College, PA
  • Michelly O’Malley, University of Maryland Baltimore County DMS Program, Baltimore, MD
  • Catherine Sistrunk, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center CVT Program, New Orleans, LA
  • Madeline Schiminger, Johns Hopkins Hospital Cardiac Sonography Program, Baltimore, MD
  • Brian Whittemore, Bunker Hill Community College DMS Program, Boston, MA
  • Meghan Wilson, Hoffman Heart & Vascular Institute School of Cardiac Ultrasound, Hartford, CT