Scholarships for Graduate Audiology Students
Kent State University
Sarah is studying audiology at the graduate level at the Northeast Ohio Audiology Consortium. She completed her B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology at Kent State University, with minors in Psychology and Human Development & Family Studies, and certification in Disabilities Studies & Community Inclusion. Sarah currently serves as a graduate assistant to Dr. Julia Huyck, and also works as a research assistant in the Perceptual Learning and Individual Differences (PLAID) Lab. Sarah chose to pursue audiology because she loved the possibilities the field offers to change the lives of clients for the better. She is most interested in diagnostics and early intervention, as this concentration allows her to be a part of identifying hearing loss as soon as possible, and assisting them in getting access to sound so that they are less likely to experience language and cognitive delays. In the future, Sarah hopes to work in a hospital setting and possibly pursue her Ph. D.
University of North Carolina
Meredith is a first-year Doctor of Audiology student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she serves as a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) trainee and a graduate research assistant. Meredith was inspired to pursue studies in audiology following her collaboration with the Wisconsin Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Program as an undergraduate student. Her interests revolve around interprofessional care for children with disabilities and their families, auditory development of infants born at high risk, and newborn hearing screening protocol. In the future, Meredith looks forward to conducting research to inform clinical practice for infants newly identified with hearing loss.
University of Texas at Austin
Kyli is a third-year Doctor of Audiology student at the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her B.S. at West Texas A&M University. Kyli is currently the president of her university's Student Academy of Audiology chapter and was the chapter's social chair for the 2018-2019 school year. She loves getting involved in philanthropy and advocacy events including Special Olympics Healthy Hearing and meeting with legislators at the Texas State Capitol to discuss audiology legislation. Kyli completed a T35 Research Traineeship during the summer of 2019 in the Vestibular and Balance Laboratory at Boys Town National Research Hospital. Her professional and research interests include vestibular assessment, ototoxicity, and pediatric audiology. Kyli aims to pursue a fourth-year externship and career at a pediatric hospital.
Missouri State University
Kathryn is a second year student in the Missouri State University Doctor of Audiology program. Prior to pursuing her AuD, she was a teacher and discovered a passion for working with children with special needs, including hearing impairments and processing disorders. Kathryn acts as the MSU student representative for the governing board of the Missouri Academy of Audiology and participated in the inaugural Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association Student Leadership Academy. Her interests include clinical work with pediatric patients and cochlear implants, educational audiology, and research in ototoxicity monitoring, co-morbidities of hearing loss, and central auditory processing disorders. She especially enjoys working with families of children with hearing loss and individuals with special needs. Her professional goals involve practicing as a clinical or educational audiologist as well as performing research and teaching at the university level.
University of South Florida
Jenna is a first year student in the audiology doctoral program at the University of South Florida. She completed her B.A. at the University of Alabama in Communicative Disorders and French Language and Literature. She is passionate about advocacy and serving underprivileged populations. Previously, she has volunteered with Hear Here Alabama where she traveled to rural Alabama towns to provide hearing health care and in the future, would like to do the same in developing countries. Jenna coordinates social media for the University of South Florida's Student Academy of Audiology and has interests including vestibular diagnostics and tinnitus. Outside of class she enjoys managing a plant-based food blog and traveling.
University at Texas at Dallas
Hannah is a third year audiology doctoral student at The University of Texas at Dallas. Her lifetime journey as a cochlear implant user led her to pursue a career in audiology as she hopes to provide empathy and guidance for her patients and their families. Her particular research and clinical interests include cochlear implants, electrophysiology, assistive technology, aural rehabilitation, and speech perception. Hannah has served as a board member for the Student Academy of Audiology UTD chapter, the National Hearing Loss Association of America Fort Worth chapter, and the Dallas Hearing Foundation. She is excited to begin her externship at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Hannah enjoys spending time with her family and goldendoodle, relaxing at the lake, and working out at Orange Theory.
Saint John’s University
Colleen O'Brien is a third-year Doctor of Audiology student at the Long Island Au.D. Consortium. She is a graduate of St. John's University and a native of Queens, New York. Colleen served as Treasurer and Co-President of her program's Student Academy of Audiology chapter, and recently participated in an audiology mission trip to Peru with the Starkey Hearing Foundation through which almost 2,000 individuals throughout Peru received free hearing aids and hearing healthcare. She served as a Doctoral Research Fellow under Dr. Shruti Deshpande at St. John's University and currently works in the Hofstra University Hear-Ring Lab with Dr. Aniruddha Deshpande. Colleen looks forward to beginning her fourth-year residency at the NYU Cochlear Implant Center in New York this spring, and plans to pursue a Ph.D. after completion of her Au.D. in order to obtain a career in audiology research and academia.
Wayne State University
Brian completed his undergraduate degree at Michigan State University and is currently a first year Doctor of Audiology student at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He serves as the head of the fundraising committee for Wayne Stateís SAA chapter and in this position sees an opportunity to help grow the visibility and sustainability of WSUís audiology program within the Detroit community. Brian's second year in grad school begins his clinical rotations through the Henry Ford Health System where he looks forward to refining his interest and skills in hearing aids, vestibular testing, and interoperative monitoring. Following grad school, Brian would like to work in a clinical setting, teach at a university level, and provide audiologic care to impoverished areas of the world.
CaptionCall to provide up to eight
• Be current postsecondary undergraduates planning to pursue graduate study or current graduate level student studying audiology.
• Plan to enroll for the entire upcoming academic year in a full‑time graduate level course of study in audiology at an accredited school in the United States.
• Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0
CaptionCall understands that audiologists fill a critical role in helping individuals with hearing loss make choices to stay connected and to enjoy a high quality of life. Creating the CaptionCall scholarship is a way for CaptionCall to support the field of audiology. As a hearing healthcare advocate, CaptionCall offers many programs to support the work of audiologists, including webinars with industry experts; the Noah 4 module, which simplifies patient certification; the CaptionCall blog, to which audiologists can refer their patients and families to access practical information to help contend with hearing loss; and free Red Carpet Service – a professional installation and product training program for all eligible patients.
FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS ANYONE BUT REGISTERED USERS WITH HEARING LOSS FROM USING INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) CAPTIONED TELEPHONES WITH THE CAPTIONS TURNED ON. IP Captioned Telephone Service may use a live operator. The operator generates captions of what the other party to the call says. These captions are then sent to your phone. There is a cost for each minute of captions generated, paid from a federally administered fund. No costs are passed along to individuals who qualify for the service.