The Julie S. Kelly Memorial Scholarship

Julie S. Kelly Memorial Scholarlship

In memory of our treasured colleague, Julie S. Kelly, OSSPEAC has established a scholarship fund for graduating high school seniors pursuing a post-secondary education (university, college, and/or technical school). Since Julie was an audiologist dedicated to helping people with hearing impairments in many ways and believed in furthering one’s education, this scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who has a hearing impairment that will be pursuing further educational endeavors.


A scholarship of $2000.00 will be awarded to one high school senior. These monies are to cover tuition, books and /or supplies. The requirements are not based on financial need. The applicant must include all documentation with their application form. The documentation needed:

  1. Documentation of hearing impairment – recent audiogram performed within a year from the application date and by a licensed audiologist
  2. Transcript of high school grades – a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  3. Two letters of recommendation from professional, employer or school authorities
  4. Acceptance letter from the post-high school institution the student will be attending

The OSSPEAC member sponsoring the student must provide additional comments concerning the qualities of the student.


DEADLINE: April 1st

Those members or interested parties who would like to make a contribution to the scholarship fund, please send your check payable to OSSPEAC with a check memo that states: Kelly Scholarship to 205 Glendale Street, LaGrange, Ohio  44050.



Leah Messemer: Hudson High School 2020

Leah Messemer: Hudson High School 2020

Leah was recommended by OSSPEAC member Carrie Spangler, AuD. Carrie writes, “Leah’s dedication and drive to excel in whatever she desires is evident in all accomplishments. Leah presents with a bilateral hearing loss and wears hearing aids. As Leah has learned to become an advocate for her hearing challenges, she has also mentored elementary and middle school students [with hearing loss] to also become their own advocate.” Leah is currently pursuing a double major of forensic biology and microbiology at the University of Southern Mississippi. After obtaining her undergraduate degree, Leah hopes to pursue medical school or graduate school.

Check out these previous Scholarship recipients!