Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

​Educational Grants

The SDMS Foundation ​Educational Grant Program provides financial assistance to sonographers and students who attend the SDMS Annual Conference. Grants may be used for expenses incurred by the applicant related to participating in the SDMS Annual Conference.


Grant Application

  • Applications accepted beginning June 1.
  • Available on a first come, first served basis for qualified individuals until funds are exhausted or until the application closes on July 31.

Grant Amounts

Sonographers: $500
Students: $250

Grant Eligibility

  1. Current SDMS member in good standing (Corporate/Business/Institution and Supporting members are not eligible).
  2. Demonstrate need by fully completing the SDMS Educational Grant Online Application, including required attachments, before the applications deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered and will be rejected.
  3. Only one SDMS Foundation grant (i.e. one SDMS Educational Grant OR one SDMS Certification Examination Grant) and one SDMS Foundation Scholarship may be awarded to the same individual within a calendar year.
  4. An individual may not be awarded an SDMS Educational grant in two consecutive years.

Grant Process

  1. Completed applications are reviewed based on eligibility criteria and availability of grant funds.
  2. A notification will be sent via email to each applicant indicating whether a grant will be awarded.
  3. Selected grant recipients must confirm within seven days that they wish to accept the grant (or the grant may be made available to another applicant).
  4. Grant recipients must register for and attend at least three days of the SDMS Annual Conference (Thursday - Sunday). It is the grant recipient's responsibility to meet registration deadlines to obtain the lowest registration fee (i.e., early registration discount).
  5. Grant recipients must ​earn at least 15 SDMS CME credits during the conference (Thursday - Sunday) to be eligible to receive the grant funds. Failure to obtain the required 15 CME credits will result in a prorated grant funds payment.
  6. Within four (4) weeks following the SDMS Annual Conference, a check will be mailed to the grant recipient.

Supporting Forms/Documentation