Scholarships for Audiology Students
To support future hearing care professionals, CaptionCall awards scholarships to outstanding audiology students. Up to eight scholarships valued at $3,000 awarded yearly each help students pursue their educational goals.
Audiology scholarship eligibility requirements
To be eligible for a CaptionCall scholarship, you must:
- Be a current undergraduate student planning to pursue graduate studies in audiology.
- Be a current graduate student in an audiology program.
- Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.
Scholarships apply to the upcoming academic year. Recipients must enroll in a full-time graduate-level course of study in audiology. School must be accredited in the United States.
2021 Audiology scholarship recipients
CaptionCall is proud to support the hearing health profession by awarding audiology students with scholarships. The featured audiology students have each received a scholarship valued at $3,000 towards their graduate education.
Jennifer Lowe is a third year audiology doctoral student at East Tennessee State University. After teaching chemistry for several years, she decided to return to pursue her doctorate degree. Her interests include working with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, pediatrics, vestibular assessment, and disparities in rural healthcare. Jennifer is a long-term trainee for the Vanderbilt Consortium LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities,) a hearing Conversation Organizer/Instructor Quillen College of Medicine, an active member of the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA); a member of the Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists (TAASLP); and a member of the Student Academy of Doctors of Audiology (SADA.) She also enjoys volunteering for the Special Olympics Healthy Hearing Screening Program and Remote Area Medical (RAM.) She is excited to begin her externship at Wake Forest Baptist, Bristol Regional Speech and Hearing and Abingdon Hearing Care. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, painting, fishing, and raising Nigerian dwarf goats.
Megan is a first year Audiology doctoral student at East Tennessee State University. She was called into the field of Audiology as a junior in high school after using hearing aids herself since she was 3 years old. She hopes to provide quality care to future patients while serving as a bridge between the hearing world and the Deaf world as she supports patients in the identity they choose. Megan enjoys spending time outside with her dog, Reba and fiancé, Dakota, cooking, and reading. She is also looking forward to local swing dance classes resuming when the world stops ending.
Emma is a third-year audiology doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to attending graduate school, she provided early intervention services for children with autism spectrum disorder. Her love of working with children and families, and interest in the hearing sciences led her to pursue a degree in audiology. She plans to specialize in pediatrics and her primary clinical interests are cochlear implants, aural rehabilitation, and electrophysiology. During graduate school she completed the Wisconsin Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellowship which provided advanced training in leadership, advocacy, public health, and clinical education in pediatrics. She is looking forward to completing her externship at Stanford Children’s Health. Outside of graduate school, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, exploring new restaurants, and hiking.
Sarah Goltsman is a rising second year at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Currently, her clinical goals as an audiologist are to work at a children’s hospital, potentially on a cochlear implant team. Her research interests include pediatrics, early intervention, speech perception, and how Deaf culture interacts with audiology and medicine. Sarah found a love for audiology as she navigated interests in psychology, anatomy, mathematics, patient relations, and communication, and saw that audiology was a meeting point for so many topics that she found a passion for. In her time at Washington University, Sarah serves as the student representative for Washington University for the Missouri Academy of Audiology, and looks forward to being more involved. In her free time, Sarah is a lover of photography and stand-up comedy, and she always tries to squeeze in a long walk in the park after a good study session.
Kate Lemons is a first year audiology student at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has worked in the HEARD (Hearing Epidemiology and Research Diagnostics) research lab for 3 years and is especially interested in understanding the impact of Cardiovascular disease risk factors on hearing loss. Kate is also a LEND trainee where she researches effective evaluation techniques for children and children with disabilities. Kate is passionate about working with individuals with disabilities, and has worked as a caretaker for a young man with autism spectrum disorder for three years. She also serves as the vice president for the Student Academy of Audiology for CU Boulder’s chapter. Kate loves running, hiking, yoga, and reading a good book.
Rhonda Labib is a second year doctor of audiology student at University of the Pacific. Her international experience working with refugees with blast-related hearing loss led her to pursue a career in Audiology, as she hopes to provide accessible and affordable hearing healthcare to those most in need. Her particular research and clinical interests include vestibular audiology, electrophysiology, and assistive technology. Rhonda has served as secretary for the Student Academy of Audiology– UoP chapter, worked as a graduate research assistant, volunteered at local crisis centers, and worked part time as a math teacher during her time at UoP. She is excited to begin her externship at Kaiser Permanente in Vallejo, California. In her free time, Rhonda enjoys painting, arts and crafts, exploring Bay Area views, and taking photo shoots of her cats.
Santiago Perez is a third-year audiology doctoral student at Pacific University. What attracted him to audiology was a study abroad trip to Asia where he learned about the importance of cultural competence and aural rehabilitation. However, what ultimately solidified his decision was his interest in audiological research and his purpose to provide high-quality hearing and balance healthcare to diverse populations. Santiago’s research interests are currently in health disparities pertaining to the nexus of diabetes and hearing loss. His clinical interests include vestibular assessments and complex hearing cases such as single-sided deafness and conductive hearing losses. In May, he is looking forward to completing his externship at Owens Ear Center to further understand diagnostics and cochlear implants and eventually become a proficient and independent clinician. Santiago enjoys forest bathing, listening to video game soundtracks, and spending time with his family and friends.
Matthew Randal is a first-year audiology doctoral student (AuD & PhD) at The University of Texas at Austin. His primary research interests are tinnitus and cognition, and he is currently conducting a study investigating the impact of COVID-19 on tinnitus perception. His long-term goals include improving the understanding of tinnitus and developing better treatments for patients with tinnitus. He currently leads the American Tinnitus Association’s San Antonio, Texas support group for tinnitus and hyperacusis. Matthew serves as the 2021-22 Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA) Graduate Student Representative, a member of the TSHA Executive Board. He is excited to continue his doctoral training in the UT Central Sensory Processes Laboratory under the supervision of PI Julia Campbell, AuD, PhD. Outside of school, Matthew enjoys the companionship of his delightfully rambunctious cat, Lily, and he likes responsibly participating in the local import/tuner car community.
Audiology scholarship application information
Interested in applying? Applications are accepted from November 1 through mid-January. Contact our Scholarship Program for complete details: firstname.lastname@example.org