Last week, Cochlear Limted announced the winners of the 2018 Anders Tjellström and Graeme Clark scholarships. Congratulations to the winners!
The three 2018 Anders Tjellström Scholarship winners are:
- Monica Pasqualino (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) from Oceanside, New York
- Elise Schiller (Trinity College) from St. Louis, Missouri
- Carol Rynar (Canisius College) from Buffalo, New York
“Just as my Baha System opened a new world for me, I have become inspired to help others confidently navigate their life without anxiety, and to work to minimise the barriers that prevent them from engaging fully with their world because of hearing loss,” said Rynar, a Baha System recipient and an Anders Tjellström Scholarship winner. “This scholarship will help me extend this miracle of sound from me to the students I serve as a teacher.”
The five 2018 Graeme Clark Scholarships winners are:
- Elaine Wright (Princeton University) from Tucson, Arizona
- Tania Karas (Oxford University) from Palos Park, Illinois
- Keenan Murphy (Manhattan College) from Bronx, New York
- Hunter Orthmann (University of Iowa) from Iowa City, Iowa
- Natalia Adriance (Notre Dame) from Napa, California
About the Scholarships
The scholarships, named after two pioneers of the hearing implant industry, recognize Cochlear™ Nucleus® Implant and Baha® System recipients in the United States and Canada who uphold the Cochlear ideals of leadership and humanity, and demonstrate high academic achievement. The Anders Tjellström Scholarship is named after Anders Tjellström, the research physician in the department of otolaryngology at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Sweden who collaborated with Per-Ingvar Brånemark, a pioneer in his field, to treat the first patient with a Baha device. The Graeme Clark Scholarship is named after Professor Graeme Clark, the inventor and pioneer of the multichannel cochlear implant.