The Audiology Foundation of America (AFA), Lafayette, Ind, has been busy this spring with student scholarships. The selection process to choose four Outstanding AuD Student Scholarship winners has begun—with 30 AuD schools submitting nominations. The four student winners will be awarded $4,500 to be applied toward tuition thanks to funding from the Oticon Foundation.
These four awards bring the total scholarship/student support monies awarded by the AFA to over $700,000 since the beginning of the AuD transition. The AFA is also offering five AFA/ReSound Scholarships for practitioners who want to earn the AuD, as well as Student Mentoring Grants for third- and fourth-year AuD students to attend the ADA convention in October. Phonak and the AFA also committed a combined $14,000 for school-based practitioner scholarships to help bring the AuD upgrade to those audiologists working in school settings.
Spring graduations brought the AuD total to 3,671—almost 25% of the profession, according to the AFA.