E. Ellis Scholarship Application

The Association of Asthma Educators (AAE) is pleased to offer a $325 scholarship to take the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) certification exam.    

This scholarship was created by the founding members of AAE in memory of Elliot F. Ellis, MD.  Dr. Ellis was instrumental in supporting AAE during the creation of the organization in 1998.  The scholarship is available to AAE members in good standing who are seeking to obtain initial certification as a certified asthma educator (AE-C) through the NAECB.  Applicants must take and submit their score from the NAECB self –assessment exam (SAE) when applying for this scholarship.  The number of awards each year will be based on need and available funds.

Award Selection:   Selection will be based upon number of years of membership with AAE, SAE score, location of practice, percent time of providing asthma education, and need. 

Elliot F. Ellis, MD Scholarship Committee  includes one board member liaison will review and select recipients for the award.

Scholarship Applicant Requirements:

  1. Must be a member of the Association of Asthma Educators needing financial assistance to take the National Asthma Educator Certification Boards (NAECB) certification exam. Not a member? Join us HERE!
  2. Must be taking the exam for the first time to apply for this scholarship.
  3. Have you taken and passed the NAECB self-assessment exam? If you have not, visit the NAECB website HERE and use the link to the Self-Assessment Exam in the orange box on the right.
  4. Complete the application form below or DOWNLOAD HERE (must include results of NAECB self-assessment exam).

Award Process:

E-mail application to Chris Wagner at

1-Applicant will receive email to confirmation receipt of application.

2-Application will be reviewed by the scholarship committee and the decision will be sent to applicant within 6 weeks

Award Acceptance:

1-Applicant must send $25 to AAE within 4 weeks of being notified of receiving the scholarship

2-Applicant will have 6 months to take the exam.  (If the applicant fails to take the exam in that time they will forfeit the $25 portion of the fee.)

3-Scholarship committee will provide a mentor to help applicant prepare for the exam if applicant so desires.


Scholarship Award amount:  $325. 

Applicant will be responsible for $25 of exam fee.

Cost of Certification exam fee is $350

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