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Cochlear™ Americas Brings Total Scholarships Awarded to $320,000, Adds New Program
Date:2/15/2012

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the tenth year in a row, Cochlear Americas, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, has announced winners of its prestigious Cochlear™ Graeme Clark Scholarship Award as well as a new award, the Anders Tjellstrom Baha® Scholarship. Since 2002, Cochlear Americas has awarded more than $320,000 in scholarships to 50 college students, including the $80,000 awarded this year.

Five students were presented the Graeme Clark Scholarship, which provides $8,000 in college financial assistance to Nucleus® Cochlear Implant recipients around the world. The Graeme Clark Scholarship is named after the inventor and pioneer of the cochlear implant and the scholarship honors implant recipients who are academically gifted and committed to leadership and humanity. Each of the students selected will receive $2,000 per year for up to four years at an accredited college or university.

Cochlear Americas also made its first awards of the Anders Tjellstrom Baha Scholarship, which is open to recipients of Baha® Implants. Three students were awarded the $8,000 scholarships, named after Anders Tjellstrom, M.D., Ph.D, a research physician at the Department of Otolaryngology at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Sweden.  In 1972 Dr. Tjellstrom collaborated with Per-Ingvar Branemark, a pioneer in his field, to treat the first patient with a Baha device. Forty years later, Dr. Tjellstrom continues his groundbreaking work that restores hearing to people around the world. The scholarship recognizes students who have proven academic achievement and a commitment to the Cochlear ideals of leadership and humanity.

"It is our great honor to support these inspirational students who have overcome challenges and shown hard work and determination while benefiting from the use of Nucleus Cochlear Implant and Baha technology," said Chris Smith, President, Cochlear Americas.  "This year'
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