General Education Scholarships & Grants

General Education Scholarships & Grants

The Foundation is committed to doctoral students as they continue their academic career learning exceptional clinical skills and exploring contemporary avenues of research that will advance the treatment of people with hearing and balance problems. Our scholarships are funded by corporate, industry, and individual donors who support hearing and balance wellness.

Click on a scholarsip program below to learn more about each initiative and how you can apply. 

If you have questions about the process of applying for these scholarships, please contact Rebecca Lertora.

Scholarship

Award decision based on:

Amount

Awards per year

Application due date

Notification Date

SAA Student Leader Scholarship A student who shows exceptional leadership in service to the profession of audiology.

$1,000

1

October 1

December 15

For the following programs, applications will be accepted starting January 15, 2021.
Empowering Students Scholarship

Sponsored by Oticon, Inc.
A student who shows exceptional promise as a clinical audiologist.

$30,000 in scholarship funds are available; up to $20,000 are designated for Black students.

$5,000

6

April 30

August 15

Continued Achievement Scholarship

Sponsored by AudiologyOnline
A student who shows exceptional promise in providing outstanding patient care as a clinical audiologist.

$2,000

2

April 30

August 15

Judith Blumsack Scholarship A student who demonstrates outstanding clinical skills and who shows promise in terms of clinical research and service to the professional community and/or the community at large.

$500

1

April 30

August 15

Sadanand Singh Memorial Scholarship A minority and/or international student who shows exceptional promise in audiology research.

$500

1

April 30

August 15

Jerry Northern Scholarship in Pediatric Audiology A student who shows exceptional promise as a clinical audiologist with a focus on the specialty of pediatric audiology.

$10,000

3

May 31

August 15

Policies and considerations:

1. Unless otherwise noted, individual student scholarships are open to any AuD, PhD, or AuD/PhD student in audiology who will be enrolled at a U.S. university when the grant is awarded except those graduating in December of the current application year for Fall semester scholarships.

2. University audiology programs may nominate/recommend only one student for each scholarship opportunity annually.

3. Students are encouraged to discuss these opportunities with department chairs and/or SAA chapter advisors, and may self-nominate; however, if more than one student from the same university program self-nominates for the same scholarship opportunity, the university may only recommend one student.

4. Students are only eligible to receive one scholarship award per academic year (i.e., August through July annually), although they may apply/be nominated for more than one scholarship.

5. Students are only eligible to receive a specific scholarship one time, although they are eligible to receive a different scholarship in subsequent years.

6. Effective September 2013, no past or current member of the National SAA Board is eligible to apply for the SAA Student Leader Scholarship. These policies are subject to change; as such, students and university programs are encouraged to check back on this website for the most up-to-date information on scholarships.