Scholarships and Financial Assistance
Awards/scholarships available specifically to audiology students
- Ringle/Norton Scholarship: this award is presented to newly admitted audiology students who have demonstrated superior performance in their undergraduate program. The scholarship may vary from $1,000 - $10,000 each year, however, there is no tuition reimbursement. Students must maintain good standing in the graduate program. All doctoral applicants will be considered and awards are decided by faculty after reviewing graduate application materials. Awardees will be notified prior to their first semester of enrollment.
- June Miller Scholarship: this award is presented to newly admitted audiology students who have demonstrated outstanding undergraduate performance and rank highly upon incoming students in their program. The scholarship may vary from $1,000 - $5,000 each year, however, there is no tuition reimbursement. Students must maintain good standing in the graduate program. Awards are determined by faculty based on applicant rank upon review of graduate applications. Awardees will be notified prior to their first semester of enrollment.
Graduate teaching assistantship (GTA) and graduate research assistantship (GRA) positions available to audiology students
The number and type of these positions in the program vary from year to year (see GTA details and GRA details).
- Hearing and Speech Clinic GTA position: KU Medical Center (details)
Projects and Traineeships
The number of projects and traineeships may vary from year to year. A project-specific application, additional coursework, or previous training may be required for eligibility. Some examples are listed below.
- The Hearing Aid Project: KU Medical Center campus
Audiology doctoral students in their second semester of the program are eligible to apply. Providing oversight of the inventory, this student manager position sorts donated hearing aids, sends and receives hearing aids for repair, and works with Sertoma staff to run the project. It provides hands-on experience with hearing aids and students are able to create their own schedule. The typical time required is 3-5 hours each week. Position runs May to May and is renewable annually with good performance. To apply, contact Lauren Mann.
- Center for Child Health Development traineeships: KU Medical Center campus (details)
- Self Scholarship: the Madison and Lila Self Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that recognizes outstanding undergraduates from KU who will be transitioning into their first year of a master's or doctoral degree program. The scholarship award provides each recipient with $10,000 for their first year, with half applied to Y1S1 and Y1S2 (details).
- Wilber Scholarship: the Allen S. Wilber Scholarship provides funding of up to $10,000 for the study of social sciences or modern languages and literatures at the graduate level. Recipients must complete their undergraduate degree at KU and intend to continue on to graduate study in one of the humanities, social sciences, or international and interdisciplinary studies departments, programs, or centers (details).
See also: Scholarships for current students offered by the School of Health Professions
Apply for Financial Aid
Financial aid is available for students who qualify. Students should not wait to be accepted into an academic program to begin the financial aid process. Even if the application deadline for the intended program is later in the year, students are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) by the March 1 priority deadline.
Some financial aid grants and low-interest loans have limited funding. After the priority deadline, any remaining financial aid will be awarded as available.
Even if financial aid will not be requested, students are encouraged to file the FAFSA annually (same timeline as above). The School of Health Professions has scholarship funds available for students based on merit, financial need, or both. The FAFSA enables the school to consider all scholarship funds available. The FAFSA must be completed annually.
The total financial aid award package, including scholarships, loans, or need-based aid, cannot be finalized until the student's application materials and fee have been received and admission to KU has been completed.
Scottish Rite Opportunities
Scholarship opportunities sponsored by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry are available to students in KU programs who meet the academic and community service requirements. Details
Financial Aid, Awards and Funding Opportunities
Fellowships at the Graduate Level
To be considered for nomination for these highly competitive fellowships, submit a completed graduate application online by the application deadline. Awards are determined on the basis of merit competition.
Employment Opportunities and Federal Work Study
KU and the KU Medical Center offer student employment which could include tuition assistance. For the most current listings, see jobs.ku.edu and careers.kumc.edu. Positions through the Lawrence campus may also be found under the Institute for Life Span Studies. Federal Work Study is a federally subsidized program designed to promote part-time employment of financially eligible students to help avoid excessive debt while in school.
Please see the Office of Student Financial Aid (KU Lawrence campus) and the Department of Student Financial Aid (KU Medical Center) for information about student loan options.
Through the years, KU alumni and friends have made gifts for the purpose of providing low-interest loans to deserving students. These loans are available to students who are currently enrolled at KU in a degree-seeking program. Grade point average and other requirements apply. Details
Apr 16, 2020