Who is Eligible? Any currently enrolled student in a CAAHEP-accredited certificate/diploma, associate, bachelor’s, or post-degree certificate program in sonography (e.g., cardiovascular, vascular, obstetric/gynecological/fetal, pediatric, musculoskeletal, echocardiography, etc.), within the United States. All students recently accepted to initial training programs with no previous college education must provide proof of being accepted, and proof of having a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0. Transfer students entering a bachelor’s program with an associate’s degree must show proof of having a 3.5 GPA in their associate’s program.
All recently accepted students in a post-degree certificate must show proof of having a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in their most recently completed degree program.
Scholarship Application Requirements When applying, please ONLY SUBMIT THESE TWO ITEMS via Scholarship Application Form Below: 1. Complete application form below with verifiably true and accurate information 2. A 100% original essay that addresses the topic described below (1,500 words or less)
If your essay is selected, we will contact you using the email you provide on the application and request the following documentation to verify you meet the eligibility requirements.:
-Proof of enrollment or acceptance in a qualifying certificate/diploma/associate/bachelor program (letter of acceptance or another verifiable document with university/program letterhead) -Proof of meeting minimum GPA requirements (transcript summary or another verifiable document with university/program letterhead) Any false or inaccurate information on the application form or plagiarized content on the essay would be grounds for immediate disqualification.
Essay Topic Of course, diagnostic medical sonography is a tech-heavy field, but it is still healthcare, so at the end of the day it’s all about people. Beyond all the technical proficiency it takes to be able to perform the job, a successful sonographer needs to be calm, understanding, patient, compassionate, and communicative—and that’s just the start.
We want to hear about what personal traits and life experiences you have to draw on that would make you a standout in your field. Maybe you’ve cared for an aging parent and bring a warm bedside manner to the work you do, making patients feel at ease in your presence. Maybe you’re a hobby photographer and your attentiveness and eye for detail helps ensure you consistently capture the clearest, most unobstructed images. Maybe you have a background in another allied health profession and have seen it all, allowing you to bring a sense of calm to stressful situations.
In 1,500 words or less, tell us about your experiences and how they may have helped you develop the kinds of traits that would make you exceptional at your job as a sonographer.
Selecting the Winner Our staff will review all applications and essays that meet the basic requirements and select a winner based strictly on the strength of the essay.
The essay topic is all about your personal experience and your own subjective thoughts and opinions, so naturally there is some subjectivity to our selection process too. This means that everyone with a qualifying GPA who is enrolled in or has been accepted to a qualifying program has an equal shot at winning, regardless of background, employment history, or extracurriculars. We feel this is the most equitable way to approach the selection process.
We know that all applicants are worthy of the award, but we’re limited to choosing just one winner per year.
Announcing the Winner We will start by contacting the winner by phone or email to deliver the good news. At that time, we will ask for proof of current enrollment and transcripts covering the period of time that passed since submitting the application.
If the selected recipient is unable to supply the required documentation, or if the GPA has dropped below 3.5 since submitting the application, we reserve the right to rescind the award and give it to another applicant.
We will ask the winner to provide a picture of themselves along with a few words that we will publish right here on www.ultrasound-services.com. We will then make our official announcement to share the good news with our readers.
Sponsoring Organization: Ultrasound-Services 440 Cobia Dr., Suite 704 Katy, TX 77494 Contact Person: Destinie Jalfon Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 832-437-8860 Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, Type: Merit/Needs Based Number of Awards: Up to 8 per year Min Award: $500 Max Award: $4,000 Scholarship Application Deadlines
June 30 for future educational expenses to be incurred July 1 through December 31
December 31 for future educational expenses to be incurred January 1 through June 30
Scholarship(s) can be used for tuition, books, or educational fees.
Non-Discrimination Policy Ultrasound-Services does not discriminate based on age, race, sex, religion, disability status or sexual orientation. All qualified applicants are given equal consideration and are assessed strictly based on the strength of their essay. It is at the sole discretion of our staff to select the applicant we feel best exemplifies the traits and values of a great ultrasound technician. Directors, employees and volunteers (current or former) of the Steven A. Baker Memorial Scholarship, or any member of the family of any such directors, employees and volunteers are ineligible to receive awards from the Committee. Previous recipients are encouraged to volunteer. Scholarship 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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