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.
Download and print the Grants and Scholarships Poster. Use this poster as a quick reference to all of the AAAF's grant and scholarship opportunities. Print on your own 11x17 paper or take it to a local quick printer.
- 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. Applications are due April 30 annually.
- Empowering People Scholarships: Supported with a gift from the Oticon Hearing Foundation.
- Roger Ruth Memorial Scholarship: Supported with gifts from friends and colleagues of Dr. Roger Ruth.
- Sadanand Singh Memorial Scholarship: Supported by Plural Publishing and friends and family of Dr. Singh.
- Now Available! 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. (View a history of the lecture series here.)
- Improving Patient Care Through Innovation in Workplace Management Lecture - Held annually at AudiologyNOW!, this lecture focuses on practical skills for audiologists in a variety of
practice settings who strive to improve audiology treatment delivery. View Strategic Applications of Emotional Intelligenceby Jen Shirkani, MA, of Penumbra Group on-demand (.3 CEUs/ABA Tier 1) through March 31, 2015 at eAudiology. Philanthropic support provided by Phonak LLC.
Marion Downs Lecture in Pediatric Audiology - This annual lecture series at AudiologyNOW!® offers cutting edge presentations from experts in the field of pediatric audiology. View Biological Assessment in Audiology: Spotlight on Auditory Processing and Hearing in Noise presented by Dr. Nina Kraus of Northwestern University on-demand (15 CEUs) through March 31, 2015 at eAudiology. 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!, Phantom Sound of Tinnitus: Human Brain Imaging, Animal Models and Therapy, presented by Dr. Richard Salvi of the University at Buffalo can be viewed on-demand (.3 CEUs/ABA Tier 1) through March 31, 2015 at eAudiology. 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.
- 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 AudiologyNOW! travel stipends and convention travel support to audiologists experiencing financial hardship for personal, health, or other reasons. Applications are due in January each year. Philanthropic support provided by Auban, Inc. and Oaktree Products, Inc.
- SAA Conference: Case-Study Investigations Scholarship - Students will learn from internationally recognized audiologists who will present
clinical cases and lead discussions on clinical problem-solving at the annual SAA Conference: Case-Study Investigations. This scholarship provides complimentary registration (or up to $40 reimbursement if registering at the non-SAA member price) for this conference with topics ranging from practice management and pediatrics to cerumen management and amplification. Applications are due in January each year.
- Project Amazon: The Oticon Hearing Foundation partners with the AAA Foundation to underwrite the costs for an
audiologist and audiology student to join a unique humanitarian mission
to remote riverfront communities near Parintins, Brazil. Applications are due June 15 annually.
- Now Available! 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 October 1 and February 1 annually.
- 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. Application information will be posted in July and completed applications are due October 1.
- Now Available! 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 October 1 and February 1 annually. Philanthropic support provided by Starkey Hearing Technologies.
- Student Academy of Audiology AudiologyNOW! Events – In 2014, the Foundation continued to provide funding for student educational opportunities at AudiologyNOW!
- Now Available! 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.
- Other Learning Opportunities
Ida Institute Motivation Tools: Motivation is critical to positive patient outcomes. Patients who are motivated to address the challenges of living with hearing loss are more likely to reap the benefits of audiological services. The Ida Institute Motivation Tools are three simple but highly effective clinical tools used to shed light on patient motivation and ambivalence and to encourage patients to take responsibility for their actions and make appropriate behavioral changes.
Our educational scholarship and award recipients are outstanding audiology graduate students. To view past recipients, select a year.
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