Overview

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.

Eligibility Requirements

The Continued Achievement Scholarship will be awarded only to fulltime graduate students in audiology (AuD, PhD, AuD/PhD) in good standing at a U.S. university during the 2020–2021 academic year. Each department may nominate one student for this scholarship.

How to Apply

  1. Completed application (Attached)
  2. Resume/CV: Include research and clinical accomplishments as well as academic and service experience. Please include your grade point average, as well as the university’s grading scale (i.e., 3.5 with maximum possible of 4 or 3.9 with maximum possible of 5)
  3. Two letters of recommendation from clinical preceptors. Must address:
    • how long the writer has known the applicant and the nature of the relationship with the applicant.
    • the qualities, particularly with respect to patient-focused skills and holistic care that provide the basis for this candidate being nominated by the department.
    • how the applicant’s clinical ability compares to other students whom the writer has known at the same stage of the clinical program.
    • how the applicant’s academic performance and ability to apply academic coursework in clinical situations.
  4. Personal statement (not to exceed 750 words). Must address:
    • describe qualities you believe are characteristic of an outstanding audiologist and discuss your personal goals for becoming a clinician and the impact your work will have on a patient’s quality of life.
    • without violating patient confidentiality, describe a specific situation in which you feel that your patient-focused skills were particularly beneficial for your patient, and also reflect on ways in which your patient-focused skills in this situation could have been improved.