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2013-14 Educational Scholarships and Awards

The future is bright! The AAA Foundation congratulates these students and SAA chapters who are helping shape the audiology field of tomorrow. Feeling inspired after reading their stories?  Make a donation restricted solely for the use of audiology education by calling the AAA Foundation office at 703-226-1048.


Project Amazon

One student and one audiologist join a humanitarian team traveling to remote Paratins, Brazil to provide hearing healthcare to children and adults from over 300 local communities.

Cynthia Frey, BA
Gallaudet University

Julia Shih, AuD

Love Hearing Services



Roger Ruth Memorial Scholarship

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 ($1,000).

Jessica Middaugh, BS
Ohio State University



Sadanand Singh Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to one minority or international student who shows exceptional promise in audiology research ($1,000).

Efoe Nyatepe-Coo, BS
Northwestern University



Empowering People Scholarships

Awarded to students who show exceptional promise as clinical audiologists ($5,000).

Amy Lewis, MS
University of Tennessee

Monica Majewski, BA
Gallaudet University

Maria Pomponio, BA
Towson University

Sherry Rauh, MA
Nova Southeastern University

Karen Steurer, BS
University of Iowa




SAA Student Leader Scholarship

Awarded to a student who shows exceptional leadership in service to the profession of audiology ($1,000).

Molly Krygowski, BA
Ohio State University



Student Travel Awards Reimbursement (STAR) Program

Travel stipend awarded to graduate students who wish to attend a professional meeting in the hearing sciences or other sciences related to coursework (up to $500).

Megan Carter
Washington University School of Medicine
Attended: American Auditory Society Annual Meeting

Robin Criter
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Attended: American Balance Society Meeting

Katharine Fitzharris
University of Texas at Dallas
Attended: National Hearing Conservation Association Conference

Mary Garvert
Gallaudet University
Attended: American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention

Tanya Karg
Arizona State University
Attended: Social Media Marketing Conference

Sarah Laurello
University of Northern Colorado
Attended: Association of University Centers on Disabilities Conference

Alexandra Parbery-Clark
Northwestern University
Attended: Association for Research in Otolaryngology MidWinter Meeting

Jessie Patterson
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Attended: American Balance Society Meeting

Sarah Wallace
University of Texas at Dallas
Attended: International Congress on Family-centered Early Intervention for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing



SAA Humanitarian, Education, and Awareness Resources (HEAR) Chapter Grant

Awarded to an SAA Chapter 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 (up to $1,000).

Missouri State University
Study Away Nicaragua

Northeastern University

Northwestern University
Hearing Peru

University of Cincinnati
Red Bird Mission

University of Florida
Project Yucatan

University of Louisville

HEARoes Camp

University of Oklahoma
Good Shepherd Clinic

University of Texas at Dallas
Red Balloon Run & Ride

University of Utah

Project Peru

Wayne State University
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Awareness Project


SAA Special Olympics Healthy Hearing Chapter Participation Grants

Provides funding that enables students from SAA chapters to serve as volunteers at Special Olympics Healthy Hearing events at the local, regional, and state levels ($250).

Illinois State University
Missouri State University
Montclair State University
Rush University
University at Buffalo
University of Texas at Dallas


Project Amazon