Dr. Paul Nesper came to Ball State in 1957 as a faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership in the Teachers College. Both he and his wife, Berniece, were very involved with the doctoral program in educational administration until his retirement. The Nespers' interest in audiology grew from the very professional help Dr. Nesper received from the Audiology faculty, staff and students when it became necessary for him to wear hearing aids. Professional personnel in Audiology were always more than willing to do what was necessary to keep his hearing aids in excellent working condition. It was the Nespers' hope that providing this assistantship fund would enable doctoral level students to acquire the necessary skills and attitudes exemplified by those who helped Dr. Nesper. The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology appreciates the friendship of the Nespers' and their contribution to our department in establishing this fund in 2009.
Financial support is provided for funding a graduate assistantship and is based on funds availability. The SPAA Department's Audiology Admissions Committee determines this award when all department graduate assistantship awards are released each spring.
Awarded to Doctor of Audiology students.
How to Apply
By checking on the box that you are interested in a graduate assistantship when applying to the Doctor of Audiology program at Ball State you are automatically considered for this award. No separate application is necessary.