The ASET Foundation supports educational initiatives, programs and special projects designed to advance and support excellence in quality patient care by providing resources to neurodiagnostic professionals to enhance their knowledge, understanding and skills in the field. Its mission is to empower and encourage students and working technologists to pursue education, further professional interests, enhance knowledge, and improve skills. The Foundation is a public charity and serves as the philanthropic arm of the Society.
One of the ASET Foundation’s primary vehicles for enhancing knowledge and improving skills is its Company Sponsored Scholarship program, whereby vendors commit to fund a scholarship in their name for an ASET member to attend the Society’s annual conference. Thanks to generous vendor support, the Foundation was able to award 14 scholarships valued at $4,739 to neurodiagnostic technologists and students to attend the 2018 ASET Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. The following CSS and ASET Scholarship recipients were recognized at the awards luncheon held at the New Orleans event:
- Bianca Cascaubon and Chonston Davis, recipients of the Lifelines Neurodiagnostic Systems $500 professional development scholarships;
- Metin Uyanik and Shelby Winters, recipients of the Lifelines Neurodiagnostic Systems $250 continuing education student scholarships;
- Justin Fimple, recipient of the $250 ABRET professional development student scholarship;
- Stephanie Higgins, recipient of the Consolidated Neuro Supply $500 professional development scholarship;
- Alise Payne, recipient of the $500 Rochester Electro-Medical professional development scholarship;
- Paul Rose, recipient of the Neurotech, LLC $250 professional development student scholarship;
- Mariana Vicenteno, recipient of the Weaver and Company $500 professional development scholarship plus $200 to offset her travel to this event;
- Elias Rene, recipient of the $500 Nihon Kohden America continuing education scholarship plus $250 to offset his travel to the conference; and
- Crystal Keller, Jill Miller, Mallory Schmidt and Tatum Seldomridge, recipients of the ASET Foundation’s ASET Scholarships.
In addition to the Foundation’s CSS and ASET Scholarships, the foundation is the steward of the John Archibald Student Scholarship. Established in 1996 in memory of John Archibald, scholarship reflects his desire to support a student in an accredited neurodiagnostic training program to attend the ASET Annual Conference. The recipient of the 2018 scholarship for a full registration to the New Orleans annual conference and $500 to offset travel expenses is Jessica Ellyn Potter, a student enrolled in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Neurodiagnostic program.
Supporting the ASET Foundation’s mission to empower students and technologists to pursue education in neurodiagnostics is its tuition grant program, whereby students may apply to the Foundation for grants to help offset tuition costs of CAAHEP accredited neurodiagnostic programs. Persons who are already employed in the neurodiagnostic profession may apply for a grant for tuition assistance to attend a two-year junior college or a 4-year college to pursue their degree. Thanks to individual and vendor donations throughout the year, in August 2018 the Foundation Board of Directors awarded $9,750 in tuition grants to ten students enrolled in neurodiagnostic degree programs across the nation. The grants ranged in value from $750 to $1,000.
The ASET Foundation is classified under the Internal Revenue Service Code as a 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations and contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible from your income in the year they are donated. Emphasis from all proceeds from the Foundation’s fundraising events and activities are placed on the ASET Scholarship Fund, Neurodiagnostic Curriculum Development Fund, and general operating costs, followed by supplemental funding of the Foundation’s named funds. For more information about the Foundation’s programs, or to make a tax deductible contribution, visit www.asetfoundation.org.
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