Starkey Laboratories Inc, Eden Priarie, Minn, has given academic scholarships of up to $10,000 to audiology students chosen from among nearly 100 national applicants.

Its William F. Austin Scholarship recognizes outstanding audiology graduate students pursuing clinical, teaching, and research careers in audiology.

“At Starkey, we believe that providing audiology students with the opportunity to pursue their dreams and achieve their goals is an important aspect of our future,” said Sara Burdak, the company’s director of education and training. “It is truly wonderful to be able to support some of the best and brightest in audiology.”

This year’s scholarship recipients are Alison Brockmeyer, Washington University School of Medicine; Ann Marie DePierro, Montclair State University; Rachel Giacontiere, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center; Katherine Gibbons, University of Florida; and Kara Schvartz, University of Maryland.

Starkey also provides 10 Outstanding Student Clinician scholarships to students pursuing careers in clinical audiology and private practice. This year’s recipients are Chris Araj, Towson University; Kayla Cerar, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; Luke Emberlin, Arizona State University; Matthew Gould, University of Florida; Angie Jaboin, Long Island AuD Consortium connected with Adelphi University; Hilleary Parker, University of Maryland; Mark Shaver, Wichita State University; Raina Stromberg, Kent State University; Christie Sylvia, Nova Southeastern University; and Tamara Waybright, University of Akron, Northeast Ohio AuD Consortium.

The William F. Austin and the Outstanding Student Clinician scholarships are awarded through Starkey University, a comprehensive educational outreach program that offers hearing care professionals and audiology students unique learning opportunities that focus on a variety of relevant, hands-on curricula, says the company.

To learn more about Starkey University and the scholarship programs, visit the Web site.

[Source: Starkey]