Scholarships

Cochlear offers several prestigious scholarships in honor of the amazing innovators who developed our hearing solutions.

Cochlear recipient applying for scholarship

What you will find on this page

  • Learn what scholarships are available for Cochlear implant recipients

  • See if you are eligible for a scholarship

  • Apply for a Cochlear scholarship today

Professor Graeme Clark and Dr. Anders Tjellström are the pioneers of Cochlear. To celebrate their tremendous contribution to helping those with hearing loss, we offer two scholarships.

For Cochlear™ Nucleus® Implant Recipients

Graeme Clark Scholarship

The Cochlear Graeme Clark Scholarship is a unique award open to Cochlear Nucleus Implant recipients. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States or Canada.

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.

 

For Cochlear™ Baha® Recipients

Anders Tjellström Scholarship

The Cochlear Anders Tjellström Scholarship is a unique award open to Baha recipients. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States or Canada.

The Work of Anders Tjellström, M.D., Ph.D.

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.

 

Scholarship Details

Who is eligible for the program?

  • 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 2.75 GPA or above to apply for the scholarship

  • Cochlear employees or their family members are not eligible to apply

When is the deadline to submit the scholarship application?

  • Scholarship applications will open approximately March 31st of each year

  • Completed applications must be submitted online by September 30th of each year

  • Mailed applications are not accepted

What is the value of the scholarship award?

  • Scholarship value is $2,000 per year for up to four years

  • Scholarship recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA or above

  • Scholarship is paid in annual installments upon completion of each year of study

  • Official transcripts must be received within 60 days of completion of the school year in order to receive payment (or no later than June 15th)

How are winners selected?

  • Five Graeme Clark and 3 Anders T. Tjellström scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to the Cochlear ideals of leadership and humanity

  • Consideration is also given to the applicant's extracurricular activities and community involvement

  • Applications are reviewed by an internal Scholarship Selection Committee and final scholarship winners are selected by a committee of hearing healthcare professionals

How will the winners be notified?

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

  • Notification will be sent no later than January 31st of each year

Apply online for a scholarship today