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 703.226.1049. 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! Endowed Lecture Series - The AAA Foundation supports three endowed lectures at AudiologyNOW! on topics that are increasingly important in the audiology field: workplace management, pediatrics, and tinnitus.
- 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. In 2013, "The Impact of Patient Experience Data Collection on Patient Satisfaction in an Evolving Reimbursement Climate" was presented by Francis A. Fullam, MA; Briana J. Jegier,
PhD; and Keri Kwarta, AuD from Rush University Medical Center. The lecture (.3 CEUs) is available on-demand through March 31, 2014 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. The 2013 lecture, "A
Retrospective on the Development of a Science-Based Approach to
Pediatric Hearing Aid Fitting--What a Difference 40 Years Can Make!," was presented by Dr. Richard C. Seewald, distinguished university professor emeritus and research associate at
the National Centre for Audiology, University of Western Ontario. Were you unable to attend AudiologyNOW! 2013? View the lecture (.15 CEUs) on-demand through March 31, 2014 at eAudiology. Philanthropic support provided by The Oticon Foundation.
- Topics in Tinnitus Lecture - New in 2013, this inaugural AudiologyNOW! lecture series featured "The Neuroscience of Tinnitus and a Rationale for Treatment" presented by Dr. Pim van Dijk of the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). He addressed current developments in tinnitus research and the
application of these new findings in the counseling of patients and
fitting hearing aid amplification. View the lecture (.3 CEUs) on-demand through March 31, 2014 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 Hearing Systems, Inc.
- James Jerger Future Leaders of Audiology Conference (JFLAC) - This meeting, held at the Academy's Reston, VA office, offers 12 midcareer audiologists the oppotunity to develop leadership skills, dicuss future profession-focused "hot topics," and learn about this history of audiology and the Academy. Philanthopic support provided by Siemens Hearing Instruments (Platinum Supporter) and The Oticon Foundation (Silver Supporter).
- Now Available! 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 January 8, 2014. Philanthropic support provided by Auban, Inc. and Oaktree Products, Inc.
- Now Available! 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 second 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 January 31, 2014.
- 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 generally due each June.
- 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. Applications are due October 1 annually.
- Now Available! SAA Humanitarian, Educational, and Awareness Resources (HEAR) Chapter Grant - This funding mechanism is to fund 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.
- Student Academy of Audiology AudiologyNOW! Events – In 2013, the Foundation continues to provide funding for student educational opportunities at AudiologyNOW! such as the PhD Networking Lunch and Audiology Unplugged.
- 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.
Our educational scholarship and award recipients are outstanding audiology graduate students. To view past recipients, select a year.
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