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Starkey Awards 2010 Academic and Clinical Scholarships

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William F. Austin Scholarship and Outstanding Student Clinician Awards Announced

Minneapolis, Sept. 21, 2010 - Starkey Laboratories, Inc., one of the world's leading hearing technology companies, is pleased to announce this year's recipients of the William F. Austin Scholarship and the Outstanding Student Clinician Awards. The winners were chosen from among nearly 180 applicants to receive academic scholarships of up to $10,000.

"Students are the future of audiology, and we at Starkey believe that providing them with the opportunity to pursue their goals and dreams is critical to the industry's success," said Barry Freeman, Senior Director of Education and Audiology for Starkey. "It is gratifying to be able to provide scholarships to students around the country through this program."

Starkey is dedicated to professional advancement through education. Its William F. Austin Scholarship recognizes outstanding audiology graduate students pursuing clinical, teaching and research careers in audiology. This year's scholarship recipients are Lisa Dau, Towson University;Andrea Fowler, Vanderbilt University;Kristin Musser, Washington University School of Medicine;Jessica Richardson, A.T. Still University;and Greta Stamper, University of Kansas.

Starkey also provides 10 Outstanding Student Clinician scholarships to students pursuing careers in clinical audiology and private practice. This year's recipients are Laura Bradley, Auburn University;Amanda Burg, Kent State University-Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium;Abby Caudle, Auburn University;Stephanie Cunningham, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center;Krista Delaney, University of Florida;Ashlee Harrington, Towson University;Yun Jin Kim, George S. Osborne College of Audiology at Salus University;Jamie Lewis, Wayne State University;Nicole Rose, University of Florida;and Lauren Tolbert, University of South Florida.

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. To learn more about Starkey University and the scholarship programs, visit StarkeyPro.com (Audiology & Education section/University Outreach).

About Starkey®

Starkey Laboratories, Inc. is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn. The company is recognized for its innovative design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. Founded in 1967, Starkey employs more than 3,250 people, operates 22 facilities and conducts business in more than 100 markets worldwide. For more information, visit StarkeyPro.com or the Starkey Web Channel on Audiology Online.
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