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.

Continued Achievement Scholarship (formerly Patient Quality of Life Scholarship) This $2,000 scholarship is awarded to two (2) students who show exceptional promise in providing outstanding patient care as a clinical audiologist. Applications are now closed for 2018. Check back early 2019 for the next cycle of scholarships. Underwritten by Allied Health Media.

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 $500.00 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 closed for 2018. Check back in early 2019 for the next cycle of scholarships.

Sadanand Singh Memorial Scholarship This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to one minority or international student who shows exceptional promise in audiology research. Applications are now closed for 2018. Check back in early 2019 for the next cycle of scholarships. Underwritten by Plural Publishing.

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 being accepted for the 2018-2019 academic year until Friday, November 16.

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. Applications for Fall 2018 will be accepted starting late summer.

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. The application deadline has now passed for Spring 2018. Check back Fall 2018 for more information about the 2019 application.

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 Fall 2018. The deadline and has been extended to November 6, 2018.

Research Grants and Awards

James Jerger Awards for Excellence in Student Research Each year, four students who display their research posters at the AAA Conference receive a $500 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.