Scholarships

The University of Cincinnati Doctor of Audiology program has a variety of stipends and scholarships that will are awarded to students based on quality of academic record and performance in the program each year. A high percentage of (over 65%) of students receive funding.

Interested students should check “YES, please consider me for scholarships for which I am eligible” in the “questions” section of the CSDCAS application. No second application is required.  

The mission of the Albert C. Yates Fellowship Program at the University of Cincinnati is to enrich the educational environment for all graduate students by supporting the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority groups who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with high potential for academic success to graduate programs at the University of Cincinnati.

This award requires program nomination; students cannot directly apply.

Established in 1997 by The Bahmann Foundation honoring the legacy of Laura Belle and Emma Leah Bahmann to alleviate the effects of hearing loss to help others in the future.  Provides support for Doctor of Audiology students in their 1st and 2nd years.  Available funds dependent on annual contributions. Students who have applied and been accepted to the Doctor of Audiology program will be notified if they are a recipient of this scholarship. 

Established by Timothy B. and Terri A. Hollenkamp, a speech-language pathology alumna and owner of REHAB on the Run and Rehab Resources, as well as Scott and Tina Whalen with matching funds from the University of Cincinnati Health.  Recipient(s) must be enrolled in the College of Allied Health Sciences, and have a diverse background, based upon factors including, but not limited to, socio-economic status (family income, wealth, etc.), parental education, cultural awareness, and history of overcoming adversity.  Recipient(s) must have and maintain at least a 3.2 GPA.  Preference shall be given to a first-generation student. Scholarship is awarded based on program director nomination of eligible students.

Established in 2012 by an anonymous donor.  This scholarship has two categories: 1) scholarships for master’s level nutrition students and 2) scholarships for students, graduates or undergraduates from across all the disciplines offered at the college, who have completed, or will take before graduation, a course in nutrition at the college.  Available funds dependent on annual contributions. 

Established in June 2008 by various donors in honor of Dr. Earnest Weiler, a professor emeritus, upon his death. Provides tuition assistance awards to students in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders.  Available funds dependent on annual contributions. Students who have applied to and been accepted to graduate programs in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders will be notified if they are a recipient of this scholarship.

Graduate assistants (GAs) are, first and foremost, graduate students pursuing an education. The opportunity to work closely with faculty members and undergraduate students in teaching, research, or administrative environments is an integral part of that education.

Graduate students who hold assistantships benefit educationally and professionally. They gain further expertise in their field; enhance their research skills and develop pedagogical skills; acquire experience in leadership, interpersonal effectiveness, and performance evaluation; acquire academic administrative experience; and enjoy collegial collaborations with advisors that may result in joint publications and other professional activities. Skills learned in assistantships prepare students not only for the academy, but also for corporate, government, and nonprofit organizations.

Assistantships also provide graduate students with the financial resources necessary to pursue their degrees. This financial support stipend, tuition remission, and benefits' are part of the university's commitment to the success of our graduate students. Tuition remission and the stipend award cover the first year of coursework. 

Graduate assistantship (GA) recipients must register for at least 12 graduate credit hours for fall and spring semester of the year they are working. The GA will work with their advisor for 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters of the first year of coursework.

The department will award assistantships to four exemplary first year graduate student that meet the high end of the requirements to get into the program: 3.0 GPA or higher, 300 GRE, and three letters of recommendations. This student should also have research and/or teaching experience.

The Graduate Incentive Scholarship is funded by the Graduate School and  covers all or part of a student’s tuition and fees. The appointing program sends scholarship offers to students who apply to the program, including information about the amount and duration of the award and the terms of the offer. Students must maintain all of the required eligibility requirements in their offer letter to maintain their tuition scholarship.

UC alumna Judith Marlowe, PhD, who has spent her career focusing on pediatric audiology, has established this fund in 2017 with matching funds from UC Health.  Recipients must be enrolled in the Audiology or PhD programs in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders and have expressed intention to provide clinical services in pediatric audiology with a focus on early hearing identification and intervention (birth to three years).  Recipient(s) must have a diverse background, based upon factors including, but not limited to, socio-economic status (family income, wealth, etc.), parental education, cultural awareness, and history of overcoming diversity.  Preference will be given to students who will be applying for a post-doc fellowship in the field.  If there are no eligible candidates in the Audiology or PhD programs, disbursement may be deferred for one year.  Alternately, in the absence of eligible audiology candidates, students in the MA CSD (speech-language pathology) or PhD programs who have the same expressed intention to provide early interventions services (birth to age 3) specifically for children with hearing impairment may be considered. Faculty in the department will recommend eligible students in their 3rd and 4th year of the program. Recommended students will be invited to submit an essay describing their interest and objectives in becoming a pediatric audiologist and their professional development plan. A committee will then choose the recipient and notify them at the end of spring semester. 

Established January 2005 by Carole A. Donnelly, Ph.D. in honor of her deceased husband Dr. Kenneth Donnelly, a longtime faculty member in the Communication Sciences & Disorders Department.  Income supports the audiology clinics and clinical education of graduate students in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at the college. Students who have applied and been accepted into the Doctor of Audiology program will be notified if they are a recipient of this scholarship.  

Established in 2011 by Robert Keith, PhD and Kathleen Thornton-Keith to support audiology graduate students.  Keith spent much of his career teaching future generations of audiologists.  Their commitment to supporting students in pursuit of their educational aspirations continues today.  Supports student research that shows promise resulting in presentation (poster, platform or other forum) or publication in the peer reviewed scientific literature. Funding may include support for such things as purchase of supplies necessary for student research, payment of research subjects, travel for presentations of data to scientific meetings, attendance at training seminars or other forums to learn techniques required for conducting research, and other related purposes as deemed appropriate. Also may be used for either capstone or dissertation research, or independent study that shows promise. If funds are sufficient, it may be used to support an audiology research assistantship. Students who have applied and been accepted into the Doctor of Audiology program will be notified if they are a recipient of this scholarship.  

Established in 2016 by UC Health.  Recipient(s) must be enrolled in the College of Allied Health Sciences, entering their professional program. Eligible programs are: Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) (seniors), Dietetics Coordinated Program (juniors), Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Advanced Medical Imaging Technology (AMIT) (juniors), Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Master of Arts in Communication Sciences & Disorders, Audiology, Master of Social Work (MSW).  Recipient(s) must have a diverse background, hold a 3.2 GPA or better and must have desire to practice in a hospital setting.  Available funds dependent on annual contributions. Scholarship is awarded based on program director nomination of eligible students.