Help Sponsor A Student!
The Scholarship Foundation has worked diligently to provide educational opportunities for students since 2003. Many students have benefited from receiving the Student Research Award (SRA) and/or Student Conference Award (SCA) over the years and have become active, dedicated members of NHCA. Though the SRA and SCA provide great benefit to those students who receive the awards, the Scholarship Foundation's goal is to expand the opportunities for students who need the financial assistance to attend the annual conference. Several new donation opportunities are now available. NHCA members are encouraged to consider donating to one or more of the categories listed below so that financial assistance can be offered to more students who are interested in attending conference, but may not have the funds to do so. We appreciate your support! All contributors will be recognized in the conference program as well as on the NHCA website for their generosity.
NEW Donation Categories Include:
Donate to this category at $20,000 and you will provide a permanent endowment for a named Student Conference Award!
Donate to this category and you will help provide hotel accommodations for students during the upcoming conference!
Donate to this category and you will help provide financial assistance with the cost of student registration at the upcoming conference!
Donate to this category and you will help provide airfare and/or transportation for a student at the upcoming conference!
Donate to this category and you will help provide general financial assistance to a student attending the upcoming conference!
OTHER Donation Categories Include:
Donate funds to assist Student Conference Award recipients with their travel expenses to/from the conference.
Donate funds to assist Student Research Award recipients with their research projects.
Donate funds to this category if you do not have a specific category in mind from the above list.
been a member of NHCA since 2005, but attended my first conference in
2008 as a student member. I received a travel scholarship to attend the
conference in 2007 (though I had to defer it to the conference in 2008).
I received a Student Research Award in 2008. The Student Research Award
helped me to pay for the materials necessary to complete my
dissertation, the results of which have been presented at NHCA
conference. Far beyond the value of the scholarship has been the
expertise I have encountered at NHCA conferences. By making contacts in
NHCA, I have been able to solve technical problems in research and to
open up new avenues for collaboration. I have greatly enjoyed coming to
the conference, and have not missed a year since 2008. I served as the
Student Member Delegate to the Executive Council for two years, and am
currently in my first year of a term as the Director of Communications." - Cory Portnuff, Ph.D.|
|"I began with NHCA as a student member in 2007. I received the 2008 National Hearing Conservation Association Student Travel Award which supported me in going to my first NHCA convention where I was able to make valuable connections for the future. This came at an important time during my doctoral program and I was able to focus my postdoctoral research on hearing loss prevention. I'm currently serving as the ANSI S3 Liaison for NHCA, which has been a great opportunity to learn more about the inner workings of ANSI, gain valuable professional experience, and ensure the NHCA mission is represented. As clinical faculty, I recruit student members to NHCA as well as professional colleagues. I've taken on a liaison role for NHCA on the ANSI S3. I serve as a volunteer at meetings. I present my research at annual conventions." - Gayla Poling, Ph.D., CCC-A|