Available Scholarships

The Foundation is committed to doctoral students as they continue their academic career learning exceptional clinical skills and exploring contemporary avenues of research that will advance the treatment of people with hearing and balance problems. Our scholarships are funded by corporate, industry, and individual donors who support hearing and balance wellness.

Click on a scholarship program below to learn more about each initiative and how you can apply.

If you have questions about the process of applying for these scholarships, please contact Rebecca Lertora.

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Continued Achievement Scholarship

The American Academy of Audiology Foundation’s Continued Achievement Scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded to two students who show exceptional promise as a clinical audiologist as evidenced by the student’s resume, letters of recommendation, and personal statement. The Continued Achievement Scholarship Program is generously sponsored by AudiologyOnline.
Amount $2,000
Deadline April 30, 2021
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Empowering Students Scholarship

The American Academy of Audiology Foundation’s Empowering Students Scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to six students who show exceptional promise as a clinical audiologist as evidenced by the student’s resume, letters of recommendation, and personal statement. This scholarship program is generously funded by Oticon, Inc. $30,000 in scholarship funds are available, and Oticon is designating up to $20,000 of these funds for Black students.
Amount $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2021
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Improving the Conversation Scholarship

The American Academy of Audiology Foundation’s Improving the Conversation Scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to three students who show exceptional promise as clinical audiologists as evidenced by the students’ resumes, letters of recommendation, and personal statements. This scholarship program is generously funded by CapTel from T-Mobile. $15,000 in scholarship funds are available, and CapTel from T-Mobile is designating up to $10,000 of these funds for Black students.
Amount $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2021
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Jerry Northern Scholarship in Pediatric Audiology

The AAA Foundation is excited to announce a scholarship opportunity for students interested in pediatric audiology. Dr. Jerry Northern has graciously donated to the Foundation to award three students with $10,000 each in scholarship funds and $500 each for travel expenses to AAA 2022 + HearTECH Expo in St.Louis, MO.
Amount $10,000
Deadline May 31, 2021
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Judith Blumsack Scholarship

On the occasion of her retirement from Auburn University in 2014, students, colleagues, friends, and family joined together with the AAA Foundation to honor Judith Blumsack, PhD, with a named scholarship. In addition to her long career as an audiology professor, mentor, and clinician, Dr. Blumsack is a former member of the Foundation Board of Trustees, making her scholarship an especially fitting tribute to an individual that has inspired and touched many over her 30-plus-year career.
Amount $500
Deadline April 30, 2021
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SAA Student Leader Scholarship

The American Academy of Audiology Foundation’s SAA Student Leader Scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a student who shows exceptional leadership in service to the profession of audiology.
Amount $1,000
Deadline October 1, 2021
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Sadanand Singh Memorial Scholarship

A respected university educator, scientist, publisher, and philanthropist, the audiology profession lost a great friend in 2010 with the passing of Dr. Sadanand Singh. Donations from Dr. Singh’s friends, family, and colleagues have enabled the establishment of a scholarship celebrating his dedication to research and the next generation of hearing scientists.
Amount $500
Deadline April 30, 2021
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Available Awards

The American Academy of Audiology and the Foundation offer targeted opportunities to students across the country through its many Student Academy of Audiology scholarships and grants. The programs are designed to help students maximize their learning experiences through leadership, educational, and humanitarian opportunities.

Click on a program below to learn more about each initiative and how you can apply.

Student Travel Award Reimbursement (STAR) Program

The American Academy of Audiology Foundation’s STAR Program offers full-time audiology graduate students (AuD, PhD, AuD/PhD) at a U.S. university funding to support their participation in professional meetings where they will present research or gain an educational experience not available in their academic programs. Selected students will receive reimbursement to participate in any qualifying educational event, including AAA 2021 Virtual. For a virtual event, the registration fee will be reimbursed.
Amount Up to $500
Deadline February 15, 2021
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Student Travel Award Reimbursement (STAR) Program – Washington State

Through a generous donation from the Washington Society of Audiology (WSA), the American Academy of Audiology Foundation is offering full-time audiology graduate students (AuD, PhD, AuD/PhD) from a Washington state-based university funding to support their participation in professional meetings in the hearing sciences or other subjects related to the students’ professional coursework. The selected students will present research or gain an educational experience not available in their academic programs.
Amount Up to $1,000
Deadline February 15, 2021
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