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.

AMVETS Scholarships

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

Jerman-Cahoon Student Scholarship

Deadline: February 1, 2014

Description: The scholarship awards $2,500 to several entry-level students each year. Students must be enrolled in one of several accredited areas of study, and one of them is sonography. It is a renewable scholarship if students meet requirements each year.

Contact Address: 15000 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-3909

Contact Phone: 800-444-2778

IFSER Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2014

Description: The foundation with the acronym IFSER awards scholarships in an amount up to $500 to students enrolled in a CAAHEP accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.

Contact Address: 929 East Main Street #175, Mount Joy Pa. 17552

Contact Phone: 520 300-2222

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.

Contact Address: 2745 Dallas Pkwy Ste 350, Plano, Texas 75093-8730

Contact Phone: 214-473-8057