2021 EHDI Conference Scholarships for LEND Audiology Trainees

Application deadline: February 22, 2021

February 3, 2021

2016 EHDI scholarship recipients pose for a photo together
2016 EHDI scholarship recipients pose for a photo together

AUCD is pleased to announce the availability of 25 scholarships of up to $225 each to support LEND audiology trainees in attending the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Virtual Conference on March 2-5, 2021.


All current LEND audiology trainees are eligible to apply. However, priority will be given to trainees from programs that do not currently receive supplemental funding and trainees that have not attended the EHDI Conference in previous years.

Receiving Funds

Trainees (or their program) are expected to pay all registration costs associated with their meeting attendance upfront and in their entirety. Awardees must fulfill all responsibilities (see items below) and submit a proper reimbursement form and relevant receipts to AUCD not later than 30 days after the end of the meeting, or April 5, 2021. This is a firm deadline and submission of expenses after this date may result in an awardee not receiving the scholarship funds. The reimbursement form and submission instructions will be provided to awardees upon notification.

Allowable Expenses

Scholarship funds must be used to cover the cost of conference registration. Funds may not be used to cover costs associated with instructional sessions. AUCD reserves the right to deny reimbursement requests.

Awardee Responsibilities

All awardees will be required to attend two events during and after the EHDI Meeting:

(1) At least one of the following networking sessions

Tuesday, March 2, at 7:30 pm EST

Thursday, March 4, at 7:30 pm EST

(2) Post-EHDI Workshop for LEND audiology trainees - Thursday, March 18, 7:30 pm EST

Not required but highly suggested:

(1) EHDI Student Kick-Off Event 

Monday, March 1, at 8:00 pm EST

(2) Networking Student Brunch 

Tuesday, March 2, 11:00 am EST  

More details about these events, all of which are offered at no additional cost to participants, will be provided to awardees upon notificationIn the weeks that follow the EHDI Meeting, awardees will also be required to complete an evaluation survey. Awardees will be expected to share their experiences and help AUCD determine how best to continue supporting learning opportunities for audiology (and other) trainees in future years.  

How to Apply

Interested trainees are required to submit:

  1. Brief responses to the following questions:
    • How will attending the EHDI Meeting help you achieve your training and career goals?
    • What are one or two sessions/meetings that you are interested in attending at EHDI, and why?
    • In your own words, how does an interdisciplinary approach benefit EHDI programs and activities?
  2. A current resume or CV
  3. One letter of support from a LEND Director or Training Director (e.g. not a discipline coordinator/mentor)

Applications must be submitted through the "Apply Now" link above; no other submissions will be accepted.


The deadline for submitting an application is Monday, February 22 at 11:59 pm ET. Notifications will be sent to applicants via e-mail no later than Wednesday, February 24.

If you have questions about trainee scholarships or the 2021 EHDI Meeting, please contact Jackie Czyzia at [email protected]