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The SAA and AAA Foundation offers numerous educational opportunities for graduate students and SAA chapters. Please see below for a full listing of all funding opportunities available. Applications will be made available closer to the due dates for each opportunity.

Individual Scholarships

Continued Achievement Scholarship This $2,000 scholarship is awarded to two (2) students who show exceptional promise in providing outstanding patient care as a clinical audiologist. Underwritten by AudiologyOnline.

Empowering Students Scholarship This $5,000 scholarship is awarded to six (6) students who show exceptional promise as a clinical audiologist. $30,000 in scholarship funds are available; up to $20,000 are designated for Black students. Underwritten by Oticon, Inc.

Improving the Conversation Scholarship This $5,000 scholarship is awarded to three (3) students who show exceptional promise as a clinical audiologist. $15,000 in scholarship funds are available; up to $10,000 are designated for Black students. Underwritten by CapTel from T-Mobile.

Jerry Northern Scholarship in Pediatric Audiology This $10,000 scholarship is awarded to three (3) students who show exceptional promise as a clinical audiologist with a focus on the specialty of pediatric audiology. Funding generously provided by Jerry Northern, PhD.

Judith Blumsack Scholarship This $500 scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates outstanding clinical skills and who shows promise in terms of clinical research and service to the hearing health community. 

Sadanand Singh Memorial Scholarship This $500 scholarship is awarded to one minority or international student who shows exceptional promise in audiology research. 

SAA Student Leader Scholarship This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student who shows exceptional leadership in service to the profession of audiology.

Student Travel Award Reimbursement (STAR) Program The STAR program offers outstanding audiology graduate students funding of up to $500 to attend meetings in the hearing sciences (as well as other sciences relating to student coursework). 

Research Grants and Awards

James Jerger Awards for Excellence in Student Research Each year, six students who display their research posters at the AAA Annual Conference receive a $500 or $300 award from the AAA Foundation for outstanding research.

Student Investigator Research Grant Through the Research Grants in Hearing and Balance program, the AAA Foundation awards two grants of up to $5,000 per year to student investigator researchers. 

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Student Research Forum Awards Each year, five recipients present their research findings at the AAA Annual Conference and receive a $500 award from the AAA Foundation. Underwritten by Plural Publishing.

Student Summer Research Fellowship The fellowship exposes students who are interested in research or wishing to pursue a career in research to a stimulating research environment under the guidance of a mentor. This fellowship will have one recipient, who will receive $2,500. 

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