NHCA Scholarship Foundation Award Opportunities:

*Please Note: Students cannot apply for both awards concurrently.

Student Research Award

The Student Research Award (SRA) provides $1,000 to support graduate-student research in hearing conservation/hearing loss prevention and up to $1,000 in additional funds for travel and registration expenses to present the funded research at a future annual NHCA conference.  The award is intended to support research studies such as dissertations, theses, or other special projects that are in the planning stages or currently underway. Completed projects are not eligible. (Students who have completed research in hearing conservation/hearing loss prevention are encouraged to apply for a Student Conference Award

Interested students must submit the online application by the deadline, December 1, 2023.

For a list of past SRA recipients, click here

For more information & to apply for the SRA, click here.

Student Testimonial:

I am so grateful to the NHCA for their help in being able to attend this conference. It is the second year I have made it over from Australia, and both times were more than worth the long-haul. I left the latest conference so wonderfully topped up with enthusiasm and passion for this topic we collectively care for; hearing conservation. It was also a moment of closure, being able to present my PhD amongst peers and examiners who had helped me cross that finish line. In listening to others I learnt so much too, not only from the presentations given, but the corridor conversations between each, discussing anything from earplug make to orchestra engagement.

Siobhan McGinnity (2020)  

Student Conference Award

The Scholarship Foundation of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of student conference awards for the Annual NHCA Conference.

The Student Conference Award (SCA) includes paid registration to the annual conference, reimbursement of travel expense up to $1,000, and one year paid student membership of NHCA. This one-time award is available to students who are actively pursuing a graduate degree in a discipline related to hearing conservation and who are enrolled at least half-time in an accredited university program. For a complete list of requirements and instructions regarding how to apply, click here.

To be eligible for consideration, interested students must complete the online application and all requirements by the deadline, October 15, 2023.

Previous recipients of the NHCA Student Conference Award include masters and doctoral-level students in audiology, human factors engineering, industrial hygiene, and public health from a variety of universities across the country. For a list of previous recipients click here.  

**Please Note: Students who have previously received a SCA are not eligible to apply again.  

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Student Testimonial:

As an Industrial Hygiene student, my choice to focus on occupational hearing loss prevention often makes me feel like an outsider. It can be discouraging at times, but the connections and conversations that I had at NHCA this year re-sparked my passion in this public health epidemic. I look forward to contributing to this field as I start my professional career, and continuing to connect with this amazing community!

Elon Ullman (2020)