The American Academy of Audiology Foundation’s grants and scholarship programs help students and early career investigators gain access to funding in support of research, education, and public awareness.
Thanks to very generous donations and the support of our industry partners, the AAA Foundation has helped countless members and students develop and contribute their skills and passions to advance the field of audiology and the hearing and balance sciences.
Each year, the AAA Foundation awards approximately $85,000–$100,000.00 in grants and scholarships, and the AAA Foundation’s Board of Trustees continues to be impressed with the caliber of applicants.
The AAA Foundation is thrilled to announce the start of its 2021 scholarship programs and looks forward to recognizing another group of students who exhibit exceptional clinical skills, explore contemporary avenues of research, and demonstrate excellent service to the professional community or community at large.
2021 Student Scholarship Programs
The Continued Achievement Scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded to two students and is generously sponsored by AudiologyOnline. Applications are due by April 30, 2021.
The Judith Blumsack Scholarship of $500 will be awarded to one student. This award was created by students, colleagues, friends, and family to honor the 30+ year career of Judith Blumsack, PhD, after her retirement from Auburn University in 2014. Applications are due by April 30, 2021.
The Sadanand Singh Memorial Scholarship of $500 will be awarded to one minority and/or international student. This award was established in 2010 through donations of friends, family, and colleagues to celebrate Dr. Singh’s dedication to research and the next generation of hearing scientists. Applications are due by April 30, 2021.
The Empowering Students Scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to six students. 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. Applications are due by May 31, 2021.
The Improving the Conversation Scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to three students. 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. Applications are due by May 31, 2021.
The Jerry Northern Scholarship in Pediatric Audiology of $10,000 plus a $500 travel stipend will be awarded to three students who must be in at least their second academic year and have completed a least one course in pediatric audiology. This award was created in 2019 and generously funded by Dr. Jerry Northern for a three-year cycle. Applications are due by May 31, 2021.
All award notifications will be made by August 15, 2021.
In keeping with our mission to promote philanthropy in support of research, education, and public awareness in audiology and hearing science, the AAA Foundation grants and scholarship programs ensure that students have increased opportunities to transform their future. The American Academy of Audiology Foundation: Your Foundation for the Future.
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