Grants and Scholarships

Grants and Scholarships

The 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 closer to due dates listed with each opportunity.

Individual Scholarships

ARC Scholarship This scholarship provides complimentary registration for the annual ​ARC Conference held the first day of the AAA Conference. Applications are now being acceppted through the Audiology Community. Click on the 2019 Academy Research Conference current volunteer opportunity link and sign-in to access the application. Deadline is Friday, February 8.

Empowering Students Scholarship This $5,000 scholarship is awarded to five (5) students who show exceptional promise as a clinical audiologist. Applications are now closed for 2018. Check back in early 2019 for the next cycle of scholarships. Underwritten by Oticon, Inc. 

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. Applications are now being accepted, deadline to submit is Tuesday, April 30.

Sadanand Singh Memorial Scholarship This $500 scholarship is awarded to one minority or international student who shows exceptional promise in audiology research. Applications are now being accepted, deadline to submit is Tuesday, April 30.

SAA Student Leader Scholarship This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student who shows exceptional leadership in service to the profession of audiology. Applications are now closed for 2018. 

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). Applications are due January 1 and September 1 annually. 

SAA Chapter Grants

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 of up to $250.00 to offset travel costs. Applications are due February 1 annually; applications are now being accepted for Spring 2019.

SAA Humanitarian, Educational, and Awareness Resources (HEAR) Chapter Grant This grant of up to $1,000 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, Educational in nature, or related to the Awareness of audiology. Applications are due February 1 and October 1 annually; applications are now being accepted for Spring 2019. 

Research Grants and Awards

James Jerger Awards for Excellence in Student Research Each year, six students who display their research posters at the AAA Conference receive a $500 or $300 award from the Foundation for outstanding research. For more information and to apply, visit the AAA Conference website.

Research Grants in Hearing and Balance The AAA Foundation annually awards approximately $30,000 to student and new investigator researchers through the Academy’s Research Grants in Hearing and Balance Program. Applications are due at the beginning of October each year. For more information and to apply, visit the Academy’s website.

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