AES Educational Foundation Scholarship

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation is dedicated to encouraging the entry of talented students into the profession of audio engineering and related fields.

Since its establishment in 1984, the Foundation has awarded grants for graduate studies to exceptional applicants, many of whom have gone on to prominent and successful careers in the profession. Applications are accepted from students worldwide.

All applicants are required to have met these criteria:
  • The successful completion of an undergraduate degree program (typically four years) at a recognized college or university.
  • A demonstrated commitment to audio engineering (or related field) as a career choice.
  • Acceptance or a pending application for graduate studies leading to a masters or higher degree, or an internationally recognized equivalent.
Awards are made annually, in August, and a recipient may apply for one-time renewal after the successful completion of at least one year of graduate studies. Payment will be sent directly to the graduate school on behalf of the student's tuition account.

Completed applications and renewal requests will be accepted at the Foundation offices from March 15, but not later than May 15. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged following the May 15 deadline. Applicants who desire earlier acknowledgment are advised to use Certified Mail.

The applicant will be responsible for submitting a complete application package which includes two current letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the applicant's major professor or academic advisor, and the second from another faculty member or a distinguished professional in the field. Recommendations should attest to applicant's suitability for graduate studies in audio engineering or a related field.

Request for a renewal grant should be made by a letter which summarizes applicant's achievements during the past year of graduate studies. The request must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the student's major professor or advisor. Recommendations should attest to the applicant's satisfactory progress toward the degree.

Applications, recommendations and other materials must be typewritten or printed clearly. Elaborate presentations or CDs (which cannot be photocopied) will not be accepted. E-mail may be used for informal communications but not for applications or letters of recommendation. Incomplete applications, late applications and applications for vocational training will not be considered or acknowledged.

Application forms may be downloaded by clicking here.

The first three pages of the application (1-3), comprising the cover page, the essays on past achievements and future plans, and the list of references should be filled out by the applicant by printing or typing. The final two pages (4-5), should be copied in duplicate and sent to the recommending faculty members or other persons more familiar with the qualifications of the applicant.

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