The 2020 Cochlear™ Scholarship application is open for the 2020/2021 school year! The Cochlear Graeme Clark and Anders Tjellström scholarships are unique awards open only to Cochlear Nucleus® Implant and Baha® recipients, respectively. Awarded by Cochlear, these scholarships have been established to help individuals further themselves by undertaking university studies.
The Work of Graeme Clark
Professor Graeme Clark is the foundation Professor of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Melbourne. The pioneering work of his University Department led to the first research Nucleus implant "bionic ear" being "switched on" in 1978 and the first Nucleus Implant in 1982. Professor Clark's lifelong commitment to finding a solution for the hearing impaired has resulted in a revolution not only for those afflicted but also their family and friends.
The Work of Anders Tjellström
Anders Tjellström is an ENT with the Department of Otolaryngology at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Tjellström's doctoral work at the University of Gothenburg brought him into contact with Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark, a pioneer in the field of osseointegration, in 1972. In that same year, Tjellström and Brånemark collaborated to treat the first patient with a Baha System. Ever since his first patient, Tjellström has worked tirelessly to restore hearing to thousands of people around the world.
Five Graeme Clark and three Anders Tjellström awards are awarded. The scholarships are a financial award of $2,000 per year for up to four years and is paid in annual installments upon the completion of each year of study.
Eligibility requirements to apply include:
Scholarship applicants must be a Baha or Nucleus recipient
Applicants must be a citizen of the United States or Canada
Available to graduating high school seniors
Also available to undergraduate or graduate students that have applied or will be enrolled in an accredited college, university or technical school
Scholarship applicants must receive a 3.0 GPA or above to apply for and maintain the scholarship
Cochlear employees or their family members are not eligible to apply
If this applies to you, we encourage you to apply today!
Apply Online Today
To learn about the required materials and apply online, visit www.Cochlear.com/US/Scholarship
No mail-in applications are accepted. Online applications must be completed by September 30, 2020.