1. What is Project Aural Impact?
Project Aural Impact is a scholarship/grant that is specifically given to Master’s students in Speech Language Pathology who are interested in working with children with hearing loss and their families.
2. What is the purpose of training?
To provide specialized academic and field-based training (e.g., assessment and intervention strategies for children with hearing loss and deafness) in aural rehabilitation.
3. What does the training consist of?
The training program will consist of two academic courses, a full‑time semester-long internship at a site for children with hearing loss, and one supplemental workshop. In addition, scholars will have the opportunity to attend a Cochlear Implant conference.
4. What are the two academic courses?
The first course, EDAU 290A, is entitled "Children with Hearing Loss: Assessment," and the second course. EDAU 290B, is entitled, "Children with Hearing Loss: Intervention."
5. When are the courses offered?
The courses will be offered during the summer session between scholars’ first and second years of the Master’s program.
6. What is the internship?
It is a full-time internship (EDAU 277) that will be completed during the second year of the two-year MA program or the third year of EM program. Scholars will be supervised under experienced master clinicians at a site based upon the scholars’ preferences for working with a particular age group.
Scholars will take the internship either as their student teaching practicum or externship during the second year of the two-year MA program or the third year of EM program (either Fall or Spring semester).
No. You will still take a total of two practica in order to graduate with a MA degree. You will be placed at a site that allows you to work with children with hearing loss either during your student teaching practicum or externship.
The workshop will consist of a full day in-depth training session on a current issue that will be given by an expert presenter.
11. What are the obligations of Project Aural Impact?
Note: For more details regarding the obligations of scholars, including type and duration of service obligations, please refer to the attached document, “Grant Service Agreement”, or visit http://www.serviceobligations.ed.gov.
13. What happens if I cannot fulfill my obligation upon graduation?
Scholars who fail to fulfill the obligation within a specified period of time will be required to repay all funds that have been spent of their behalf, plus interest.
14. What is covered by the scholarship?
The scholarship covers
15. Who are eligible?
M.A. students who want to specialize in aural rehabilitation and are interested in working with children with hearing loss upon graduation.
16. What do I need to apply?
If interested, please submit a completed application (2 pages, including an essay of interest).
Note: The two-page application can be found in pages 4 and 5 in this application packet.
17. How do I submit the application?
Note: There is no need to put a printed application in the grant assistant mailbox if you have submitted your application via email.
18. When do I apply?
Applications are typically due in the second half of the Fall semester. Interested applicants should submit their applications during the first year of M.A. sequence or second year of E.M. sequence.
19. When is the application deadline?
During the Spring semester of each year. Please refer to the application for a specific date.
20. What happens after I submit the application?
After your application has been reviewed, an email will be sent to you regarding your interview time and location.
21. When will I know if I get accepted?
Within one month after your interview, you will be informed regarding your application status via email. Please refer to the application for a specific date.
22. How do I know if I am accepted to the grant?
You will receive an email regarding your acceptance.
23. If I receive financial grants (e.g., State University Grant), can I still receive the Aural Impact grant?
24. If my tuition is paid in full by other financial grant, will I be able to use the tuition reimbursement for other expenses (e.g., stipend, travels, textbooks)?
No. If your entire tuition is paid by another financial grant, you will only receive supports for textbooks, tests, stipend, etc.
25. If my other financial grant pays for a portion of my tuition, will Aural Impact pay for the remaining balance?
Yes. The grant will directly pay the balance of your tuition to the Bursar’s Office.
26. Can I simultaneously receive two departmental grants?
No. You can only be on either one of them.