A respected university educator, scientist, publisher, and philanthropist, the audiology profession lost a great friend in 2010 with the passing of Dr. Sadanand Singh. Donations from Dr. Singh’s friends, family, and colleagues have enabled the establishment of a scholarship celebrating his dedication to research and the next generation of hearing scientists.

Eligibility Requirements

The American Academy of Audiology Foundation’s Sadanand Singh Memorial Scholarship of $500 will be awarded to one minority and/or international student who shows exceptional promise in audiology research as evidenced by his/her resume, letter of recommendation, and personal statement. The Sadanand Singh Memorial 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. 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 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. Letter of recommendation from departmental faculty. Must address:
    • how long the writer has known the applicant and the nature of the relationship with the applicant
    • the qualities, particularly with respect to research, that provide the basis for this candidate being nominated by the department
    • how the applicant’s interest and progress in audiology/hearing science compares to other students whom the writer has known at the same stage of the program
    • the applicant’s academic performance
  4. Personal statement (750 words maximum). Must address:
    • the qualities you have, or are seeking to develop, that you believe are important for successful researchers in hearing science.
    • the research topics/areas that are of special interest to you and why.
    • any research that you will be conducting during the 2022-2023 academic year (attach abstract if available).