Spring is Scholarship Season
“Money, please!!” – Okay, this might just be a motto from supporting Parks and Recreation character Mona Lisa Saperstein, but when you’re a student, money is a hot commodity.
Fortunately, national SAA has got your back. Each year, the SAA and the Academy Foundation offer many scholarship opportunities to SAA members. Most applications will be opening soon, so keep watch on the grants and scholarship page for opportunities to be granted $500-$10,000!
The logistics: This year we are pleased to announce a new universal scholarship application. This universal application will provide one central place where you can apply to multiple scholarships at a time, rather than complete several separate applications. It will also provide the added convenience of online application. We are so excited for you to try it, and we welcome any feedback when you use this new system.
The materials: Most scholarships will require a curriculum vitae (CV) and short essay related to the scholarship. Prepare ahead by using the Academy’s resume review service. And if you’re looking for a little writing inspiration, don’t forget that the Academy provides access to all the past Audiology Today issues as part of your national SAA member benefits, filled with great articles written by audiologists.
The recommendation: Most scholarship applications, and even externship or career opportunities, will require some sort of recommendation letter or similar material. It is never too early to begin building relationships with mentors who could provide you a future recommendation – whether it’s with your chapter’s SAA Advisor, a preceptor, or a professor. Or try meeting a new mentor, by connecting with someone on the Audiology Community.
Most importantly, don’t forget to renew your membership with national SAA for 2023 to continue to be eligible for member benefits and resources!
Cheers and ears,
Sarah Ostlie, AuD, CH-AP
SAA Advisory Committee Chair
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