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SDMS Foundation Sonography Student Scholarship Program

The SDMS Foundation Sonography Student Scholarship Program provides a $2,500 scholarship to a deserving sonography student who has been accepted or is currently enrolled in an educational program in diagnostic medical sonography or cardiovascular technology that has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP). Two (2) sonography student scholarships will be awarded this year.

Scholarships can be used for tuition, books, or educational fees.

Scholarship Amount


Scholarship Application Deadlines

  • June 30, 2015 (for future educational expenses to be incurred July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015)
  • December 31, 2015 (for future educational expenses to be incurred January 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016)

Scholarship Eligibility

Failure to meet one of the following scholarship eligibility requirements will result in an application being disqualified. If disqualified, the applicant's responses to essay questions are not reviewed/considered.
  1. Has not previously received an SDMS Foundation Sonography Student Scholarship
  2. Current SDMS member in good standing
  3. Student, Active, Fellow or Associate member (Supporting and Corporate/Business/Institution members are not eligible)
  4. Accepted or enrolled in a CAAHEP accredited sonography educational program. Scholarships are only available for enrollment in educational programs located with the United States
  5. Fully completed the online SDMS Foundation Sonography Student Scholarship Program Online Application, including required essay questions and required attachments (including Federal Student Aid Report, or FAFSA), before the application deadline

Scholarship Process

  1. Completed applications are reviewed based on eligibility criteria and availability of scholarship funds.
  2. All applicants will be notified by email once the scholarship has been awarded (please allow sixty (60) days after the published scholarship deadline for the applications to be processed and evaluated).
  3. Within three (3) weeks of the scholarship being awarded, a check will be mailed to the scholarship recipient.

Click here to complete online application

Forms/Documentation You May Need

Essay Question Requirements

The online scholarship application includes three short essay questions (a maximum of 1,000 characters (including spaces) in each essay question). Responses to the essay questions must comply with these requirements or the application will be disqualified.

Essay question responses are scored anonymously, therefore it is very important that applicants do not identify themselves, the school they currently/will attend, or city/state where they live. Failure to remove ALL identifying information will result in the application not being considered!

There is a limit of 1,000 characters (including spaces) per essay question (a reminder with character count/ remaining characters is provided below each essay question). Be sure to proof your essay question responses before submission.

Student Sonographer Scholarship Essay Questions

  1. Why do you want to be a sonographer and what personal characteristics/traits do you possess that will make you a good sonographer?
  2. Describe the goals you have established for yourself and your efforts to accomplish these goals. Give at least one specific example that demonstrates your work ethic/diligence.
  3. Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and your future goals.

Note: Only one SDMS Foundation grant (i.e., one certification examination grant OR one Annual Conference grant) and one scholarship may be awarded to an individual in a calendar year.

Grant recipients are responsible for determining the tax implications of all grants received. Please consult a tax professional if you have questions.


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