On the occasion of her retirement from Auburn University in 2014, students, colleagues, friends, and family joined together with the AAA Foundation to honor Judith Blumsack, PhD, with a named scholarship. In addition to her long career as an audiology professor, mentor, and clinician, Dr. Blumsack is a former member of the Foundation Board of Trustees, making her scholarship an especially fitting tribute to an individual that has inspired and touched many over her 30-plus-year career.

Eligibility Requirements

The American Academy of Audiology Foundation’s Judith Blumsack Scholarship of $500 will be awarded to one 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. The Scholarship will be awarded only to a fulltime graduate student in audiology (AuD, PhD, AuD/PhD) in good standing at a U.S. university during the 2022–2023 academic year. Students must be in at least the second year of their program when the scholarship is awarded and cannot graduate in Spring/Summer 2022. Each department may nominate one student for this scholarship.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  1. Completed application (Attached)
  2. Resume/CV: Include research and clinical accomplishments as well as academic and service experience. Please include your grade point average, as well as the university’s grading scale (i.e., 3.5 with maximum possible of 4 or 3.9 with maximum possible of 5).
  3. Personal statement: Address your personal career goals in audiology and how they are being accomplished through your current clinical training, research training, and service-related activities. (750 words maximum)
  4. Letter of recommendation from departmental faculty. Must address:
    • how long the writer has known the applicant/the nature of the relationship with the applicant
    • the qualities, particularly with respect to clinical skills, research accomplishments, and service activities, that provided the basis for this candidate being nominated by the department
    • how the applicant’s clinical ability compares to other students whom the writer has known at the same stage of the clinical program