Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

SDMS Announcements

2020 SDMS Foundation Programs Overview

by Manju Alexander

Emerging Leaders Program
New for 2020! The Emerging Leaders Grant Program annually invites a cohort of students and recent graduates to be mentored as future leaders in the sonography field and with the SDMS.
January 31 Application Deadline

Student Scholarships  |  $2500
Support for deserving sonography students who have been accepted or are 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).

June 30 and December 31 Deadlines

Advanced Degree Scholarships  |  $2500
Support for deserving sonographers who have a minimum of two (2) years full-time sonography experience and have been accepted or are currently enrolled in an advanced sonography-related degree program (Bachelor, Master, or Doctoral) at an accredited institution.
June 30 Deadline


Educational Grants  |  Up to $500
Financial assistance for sonographers and students attending the SDMS Annual Conference.
Opens May 1 | First Come, First Served Until Gone

Certification Examination Grants  |  $250

Supported by Trajecsys

Grants for deserving sonography students and sonographers who wish to further their career by earning additional certifications or specialties.
Opens Monthly on the 1st  | 
10 grants per month - First Come, First Served Until Gone

International Assistance Grants  |  Up to $1000

Support for SDMS members who are working or assisting in the international healthcare arena.
Ongoing

Hardship Grants  |  $160
Support for sonographers who are temporarily disabled or unemployed and are experiencing financial hardship that prevents them from renewing their SDMS membership and earning the CME credits required to maintain their credential(s).
Ongoing | 
First Come First Served Until Gone

Research Grants  | Up to $5000
Support for researchers who propose a unique and pressing research topic to the SDMS Foundation.
March 31 and October 31 Deadlines

New for 2020! Thanks to Dr. Kevin and Kathy Evans’ generous donation, the Evans Undergraduate Research Grant Program provides support for undergraduate projects led by student researchers currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program in sonography or a related discipline.
October 31 Deadline



View eligibility information and application details and deadlines for all of the SDMS Foundation Grants and Scholarship Programs at: sdmsfoundation.org