The Alan D. Waggoner Sonographer Student Scholarship Award

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, and includes complimentary registration for ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions, and annual meeting travel support not to exceed $500.

 

foundation captureThe 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.

Program Director nomination deadline is November 1, 2014.

  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 November 30, 2014.
  2. Program Directors may nominate more than one student from their program; however they must provide class rankings for all nominees
  3. Students must be members of the American Society of Echocardiography to receive this award.  Click here for ASE membership information.

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 2015 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 November 30, 2014.
  • 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.)
  • Two (2) additional letters of recommendation (total of three letters of recommendation) addressing the student’s personal accomplishments and academic achievements.  If the Program Director is not a member of ASE, at least one (1) letter must come from 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, personal accomplishments and academic record. 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 26th Annual Scientific Sessions, June 13 – 16, 2015 in Boston, MA,  and annual meeting travel support not to exceed $500.00.)
$1,000.00
Program Director Nomination Deadline November 1, 2014
Student Application Deadline November 30, 2014
Award Notification
Winners of the scholarships will be recognized at the ASE 26th Annual Scientific Sessions in June 2015.
February 2015

2014 Recipients of the Alan D. Waggoner Student Scholarship Awards

  • Brittney Blicharz – Hoffman Heart & Vascular School of Cardiac Ultrasound, Hartford, CT
  • Jerrid Brabender – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
  • Alicia Brooks – South Hills Business & Technology, State College, PA
  • Bryan Dake – Bellevue College Diagnostic Ultrasound, Bellevue, WA
  • Yanfeng Ding – Sanford Brown College, Dallas, TX
  • Sean Hackett – Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Diagnostic Sonography, Baltimore, MD
  • Delanie Sapelli – Hoffman Heart & Vascular School of Cardiac Ultrasound, Hartford, CT
  • Nicole Soellner – Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Diagnostic Sonography, Baltimore, MD
  • McKenzie Watzka – Mayo Clinic, Cardiac DMS , Rochester, MN
  • Adam Wood – South Hills Business & Technology, State College, PA