The Foundation offers several educational opportunities for audiologists and graduate students. We encourage you take advantage of these educational programs or apply for scholarship funding.
- AAAF Scholarship Program – Funding ranges from $500 to $5,000 for qualified AuD, PhD, and AuD/PhD students. If you are interested in partnering with the Foundation to create your own endowed or named scholarship, please call the Foundation office at 703.226.1048.
- Now Available On Demand! Foundation Lecture Series - The AAA Foundation supports three annual lectures at AudiologyNOW! on topics that are increasingly important in the audiology field: workplace management, pediatrics, and tinnitus.
Marion Downs Lecture in Pediatric Audiology - The 2016 Marion Downs Lecture at AudioloyNOW! was presented by Teresa YC Ching, PhD on Population Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss: Early Treatment Is Crucial but Not Sufficient (.15 CEUs), in Phoenix, AZ. This fasinating lecture drawing on population-based study of children with hearing loss diagnosed through either universal hearing screening or standard care but received the same post-diagnostic services in Australia, concludes the urgent need for early amplification/cochlear implantation is now available on demand at no cost. Philanthropic support provided by The Oticon Foundation.
- Topics in Tinnitus Lecture - Delving into the field of tinnitus research, this year's annual lecture at AudiologyNOW!, Causes, Characteristics, and Biologic Bases (.3 CEUs/ABA Tier 1), presented by Jennifer Melcher, PhD, is now available on demand. Philanthropic support provided by Widex.
- Hearing Assistance Technologies (HAT) DVD - In 2008, the Academy developed the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Remote Microphone Hearing Assistance Technologies for Children and Youth from Birth-21 Years. As a follow-up to the practice guidelines, the Academy partnered with Boys Town Research Hospital to develop a training DVD, demonstrating the fitting and verification procedures. Complimentary copies of the DVD are available at the American Academy of Audiology online store. Philanthropic support provided by Oticon, Inc. and Phonak LLC.
- James Jerger Future Leaders of Audiology Conference (JFLAC) - This meeting, held at the Academy's Reston, VA office, offers 12 midcareer audiologists the opportunity to develop leadership skills, discuss future profession-focused "hot topics," and learn about this history of audiology and the Academy.
- NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Member Assistance Program (MAP) – The Member Assistance Program (MAP) began in 2005 as an effort to support Gulf Coast audiologists who wished to attend AudiologyNOW! but had suffered financial hardship due to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Expanded into an annual initiative, the MAP provides registration to AudiologyNOW! for audiologists experiencing financial hardship for personal, health, or other reasons.
The 2017 MAP application process is closed. Check back for applications for AudiologyNow! 2018 later this year.
- SAA Conference Scholarships – The American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF) and the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) offered full-time audiology graduate students funding to support their participation in the 4th annual SAA Conference held in conjunction with AudiologyNOW! on April 13, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ.
- Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) Special Olympics Healthy Hearing (SOHH) Chapter Participation Grants – University SAA chapters participating in local, regional, and/or state SOHH events are encouraged to apply for these grants to offset travel costs. Applications are due February 1 annually. Philanthropic support provided by Starkey Hearing Technologies.
- SAA Student Leader Scholarship - This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who shows exceptional leadership in service to the profession of audiology. Each university department may nominate one student for this scholarship. Applications were due October 1, 2016.
- SAA Humanitarian, Education, and Awareness Resources (HEAR) Chapter Grant - This funding mechanism is to support the development of a SAA chapter project that is either a new project or for the refinement of an existing project. The project must be either Humanitarian in nature (providing service in your community, nationally, or internationally), Educational in nature (providing professional education to audiology students, audiologists or to non-professionals), or related to the Awareness of audiology. Applications are due February 1 annually. Philanthropic support provided by Starkey Hearing Technologies.
- Student Academy of Audiology AudiologyNOW! Events – In 2016, the Foundation continued to provide funding for student educational opportunities at AudiologyNOW!
- Student Travel Award Reimbursement (STAR) Program – The STAR program offers outstanding audiology graduate students funding to attend meetings in the hearing sciences (as well as other sciences relating to student coursework). Selected students will receive a stipend of up to $500 for conference registration, transportation, and/or lodging expenses. Applications are due January 1 and September 1 annually.
- Other Scholarship Opportunities
Click here to view other scholarship opportunities not affiliated with the AAA Foundation but that may be of interest to graduate audiology students.