Background: The Richard D. Wyant Endowed Award in Audiology was established in 2022 to provide annual awards to undergraduate students, residents, fellows, or audiology graduate students in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery within the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Preference will be given to recognize recipients who have demonstrated excellence in the field of audiology as well as exceptional humanism in all interactions with patients, peers, and inter-professional colleagues.
Recipients will receive a merit and/or need based award in the amount of $4,000 to be used towards furthering the field of audiology, with special emphasis to work with underrepresented populations and improving access to audiologic services to disadvantaged populations.
Preference will be given to underrepresented students/trainees and students with disabilities as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Underrepresented students include those students from geographic areas and socioeconomic backgrounds who are historically underrepresented in the field of audiology (i.e., African American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian), first generation students, and/or students who have faced unusual adversity.