The Jerry Northern Scholarship in Pediatric Audiology is an 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 2025+HearTECH Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Jerry Northern Scholarship in Pediatric Audiology will be awarded to full-time graduate students enrolled in an audiology (AuD, PhD, AuD/PhD) program and in good standing at a U.S. university during the 2024-2025 academic year. Applicants must be in at least their second academic year in the graduate program and have completed at least one course in pediatric audiology.
How to Apply
The AAA Foundation is offering a universal scholarship for each of its scholarship program opportunities. When using the universal application, applicants must be aware of the following:
- Read the directions of the application carefully and completely. Any questions about the application can be directed to AAA Foundation staff.
- Each scholarship program opportunity has an individual section to complete in addition to submission of required supporting documentation. The following supporting documentation must be uploaded and included in the universal application online to be considered complete for this scholarship program:
- CV/Resume – Include accomplishments in the following areas: clinical skills and experiences, and leadership and service activities as they relate to clinical work with a focus on pediatric audiology. Please include 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). CV/Resume must be uploaded to the application as part of the supporting documentation requirements. Accepted file formats are PDF, DOC, and DOCX.
- Recommendation Rubric – Download the recommendation rubric for a qualified individual (professor, mentor/advisor, employer, etc.) to fill out. Completed rubric must be uploaded to the application as part of the supporting documentation requirements. Accepted file formats are PDF, DOC, and DOCX.
- Personal Statement – As part of this scholarship program, applicants are expected to answer the following question for the personal statement section:
Describe qualities you believe are characteristic of an outstanding pediatric audiologist and discuss your personal goals for becoming a future clinician. In addition, without violating patient confidentiality, describe a specific situation in pediatrics that you feel inspired or solidified your passion for this specialty. (750 words maximum)
Applicants must also acknowledge and agree to the individual scholarship program eligibility requirements they are applying to as well as the general AAA Foundation scholarship program policies in order to submit an application. Failure to do so will result in the application not being accepted/reviewed.
Applicants may return to their applications from the same device at a later time if left incomplete, however; incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applications must be completed by the scholarship application deadline, Tuesday, April 30, 2024.