AUCD Trainee Conference Scholarship
AUCD is pleased to offer scholarships for trainees to attend the AUCD Conference. This is an amazing learning and networking opportunity! Scholarships are available to: (a) current trainees and (b) former trainees that are presenting work conducted while a trainee and that completed their traineeship no earlier than December of the previous year. Priority will be given to those that have not attended the Conference before.
AUCD Conference Scholarship
The AUCD Conference Scholarship (formerly the AUCD Emerging Leader Scholarship) provides a travel scholarship and free registration for the AUCD Conference out of AUCD's Conference Scholarship Fund (formerly Emerging Leader Scholarship Fund). Scholarships are available to self-advocates, family members, and early career leaders (including trainee alumni). Current AUCD Trainees are not eligible to apply. The travel portion of the Conference Scholarship will be sent in the form of an individual check after the conference to be used toward travel expenses (hotel, transportation, etc.) related to the AUCD Conference; a full conference registration fee will be waived. Any additional paid conference events will not be waived. The number and level of scholarships awarded per year is dependent on available funds.
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Trainee Scholarships
AUCD, through its cooperative agreement with the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau, offers scholarships for LEND Pediatric Audiology Trainees to attend the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Meeting. Priority will be given to trainees from programs that do not currently receive supplemental funding and trainees that have not attended the EHDI Meeting in previous years.
EHDI Meeting scholarships are typically announced 2-3 months before the EHDI Meeting, which is typically held in March or April (locations vary).
At AUCD, we support our Emerging Leaders Community through three different types of scholarship for two Conferences during the academic year.
In addition to what AUCD offers, there are plenty of other scholarships available to support Emerging Leaders during their professional and leadership journeys. We recommend you start looking in the following places:
- Your Program/Center site: Your faculty mentors may know of specific sources to search for scholarships based on your course of study and/or professional interests.
- University: Your university tends to have a page on their website that describes what scholarships they provide and their eligibility requirements. You might also want to look at what is offered through your academic department.
- Federal agencies: Look at federal agencies' websites (the Department of Labor, for example, has a free scholarship search tool) to see if one is a good match for you.
- Organizations: Your professional association (for example, the National Association of Social Workers) and nonprofit agencies related to your discipline and/or interest areas might offer scholarships.