Graeme Clark Scholarship

The Cochlear Graeme Clark Scholarship is a unique award open to Nucleus Cochlear Implant recipients around the world. Awarded by Cochlear, this scholarship has been set up 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 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.

Graeme Clark Scholarship Details:

Who is eligible for the program?

  • Scholarship applicants must have Nucleus Cochlear Implant.
  • Available to high school seniors graduating in the spring of 2016 and students who will be an undergraduate or graduate student during the 2016/2017 school year.
  • Scholarship applicants must have applied or be enrolled in an accredited college, university or technical school.
  • Scholarship applicants must receive a 2.5 GPA or better to enroll for and maintain the scholarship.

When does the scholarship application process start?

Scholarship applications are currently available.

When is the deadline for the submission of materials including the scholarship application?

All materials must be submitted to Cochlear Americas with a postmark no later than September 30, 2016.

What is the value of the scholarship award?

  • Scholarship value is $2,000 per year for up to four years, assuming the scholarship recipient maintains a 2.5 GPA or better.
  • Scholarship is paid in annual installments on the completion of each year of study.

How are winners selected?

  • Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to the Cochlear ideals of leadership and humanity.
  • The final scholarship recipients are selected by a Scholarship Selection Committee of hearing healthcare professionals.

How will the winners be notified?

  • Winners will be notified via email and mail of the Scholarship Selection Committee's decision.

Graeme Clark Scholarship Application Process:

How to Apply

Download the 2016/2017 Scholarship Application

To be eligible for the Cochlear Graeme Clark Scholarship, download, fill out, and submit the application and following information to:

Cochlear Americas
The Graeme Clark Scholarship

13059 East Peakview Avenue
Centennial, CO 80111


Application Due Date:

All materials must be submitted to Cochlear Americas with a postmark no later than September 30, 2016.

Please submit the following information:

  1. The Application form signed in ink.
  2. Final school academic transcript (attach copy).
  3. The applicant's university admissions notice (attach copy).
  4. A succinct list of the principal activities and awards in school (including prizes, scholarships, offices held, athletic record, extracurricular interests and substantial activities) with dates. These must not exceed one page in length, and should be set in a typeface no smaller than 10 points.
  5. A short personal statement describing the applicant's academic aspiration and other interests. This should describe why the applicant chose the proposed area of study (major), the applicant's aspirations post-graduation, definition of success and the reasons why they wish to be a recipient of the Cochlear Graeme Clark Scholarship. This statement must not exceed 1,000 words and should be written in as simple and direct a manner as possible. The applicant must sign the statement in ink.
  6. One photocopy of the applicant's birth certificate, passport or other proof of age and citizenship.
  7. The letters of three references. (At least two of these must be someone from whom the applicant has received educational instruction.)
  8. Written proof of residence (photocopy of driver's license).
  9. Scholarship Applicant Release Agreement form signed in ink.

Scholarship Winners