Empowering and encouraging students and working technologists to pursue neurodiagnostic education, further professional interests, enhance knowledge, and improve skills.
Founded in 2004, the ASET Foundation’s mission is to support educational initiatives, programs and special projects designed to advance and support excellence in quality patient care by providing resources to neurodiagnostic professionals that enhance their knowledge, understanding and skills in the field.
The Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of ASET – The Neurodiagnostic Society. Its primary purpose is to enhance health care by developing philanthropic resources for the promotion and support of education in the neurodiagnostic profession and industry. The ASET Foundation seeks broadly based financial support from professional, public, private and corporate sources. The common consideration in all Foundation initiatives is the impact on patient care.
Programs and funds managed by the ASET Foundation include:
- ASET Scholarship Program – This program covers the registration cost for ASET education seminars, annual conferences, and on-line courses. The program is funded by the ASET Scholarship Fund.
- CSS Scholarship Program – First introduced in 2010, the Foundation’s CSS (Company Sponsored Scholarship) program enables the Foundation to award additional scholarships to the ASET Annual Conference through generous vendor support and participation.
- John Archibald Student Scholarship -- The scholarship is awarded annually to assist a student in attending the ASET Annual Conference. The award consists of cash for travel purposes as well as a full conference registration. The program is funded by the Archibald Fund.
- Lewis Kull Memorial Online Education Scholarship – The scholarship covers the registration cost for up to two ASET on-line courses per applicant. The scholarship program is annually funded by ASET – The Neurodiagnostic Society.
- John Knott Educational Lecture Program -- The lecture program brings distinguished speakers to a local or regional neurodiagnostic society meeting. The program is funded by the John Knott Fund.
- Kathleen Mears Education Award -- The education award is for neurodiagnostic programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and consists of a monetary sum of $500. A sum of $300 is awarded as a scholarship to a student who is in his/her last half of the program. The remaining $200 is awarded to the program to help provide for items such as books, software and supplies that will contribute to the success of the program. The program is funded by the K. Mears Fund.
- Kathleen Mears Memorial Lecture – The K. Mears Fund also supports the memorial lecture, which has been given each year at the ASET annual conference since 1996. The invited lecturer must be a technologist who is boarded in at least one area of neurodiagnostics.
- Tuition Grants – Students may apply to the Foundation for grants to help offset tuition costs of CAAHEP accredited neurodiagnostic programs. In addition, 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 four-year college to pursue their degree. Tuition grants are funded by the ASET Scholarship Fund.
- Special Project Grants -- The Foundation accepts applications for grants to fund special projects that support the field of neurodiagnostic technology. Such projects may include curriculum development, educational publications development, educator development, and clinical site support. Special project grants are funded by the ASET Foundation General Fund.
- Curriculum Development – The ASET Foundation has identified curriculum development – in both distance and on-line education formats – as a high priority. Contributions to the Curriculum Develop Fund help meet the need for core curriculum in such disciplines as IONM, NCS, and LTM/ICU for examples. The distance and on-line education curricula meet the basic requirements for those entering the profession, provide a “turn-key” operation that can be utilized by academic programs nationwide, and offer expanded opportunities for neurodiagnostic technologists seeking advanced training that is affordable, accessible, and convenient.
For complete information on the ASET Foundation’s programs, and to make a donation, visit its website at www.asetfoundation.org. 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. Your generous contributions will make a difference in advancing quality patient care.