AES Educational Foundation Announces Awardees for the 2023/2024 Academic Year

The Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation has announced the recipients of the AES Educational Scholarships and Grants for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Audio Engineering for the 2022/2023 academic year
August 16, 2023

— Annual grants and scholarships continue to help audio students realize their full potential in educational programs around the world —

[August 16, 2023] – The AES Educational Foundation’s President Jim Anderson is pleased to announce the exceptional individuals who have been selected as recipients of prestigious academic awards for the academic year 2023/2024. The foundation’s commitment to fostering talent and supporting education in the field of audio engineering is highlighted through these awards, each recognizing outstanding achievements and potential in audio-related studies.

“The recipients of this year’s AES Grants and Scholarships embody the promising future of the audio industry, poised to drive the art and science of audio to new heights,” affirms Anderson. “Through the unwavering support of our esteemed sponsors and patrons, we uphold the legacy of industry trailblazers while nurturing and empowering the next generation of audio pioneers. Our heartfelt congratulations go out to this year’s awardees, and we extend a warm invitation to all audio students to remain engaged and watch for upcoming opportunities from the AES Educational Foundation.”

The distinguished recipients of the AES Educational Foundation awards for the upcoming academic year are as follows:

The Garry Margolis Scholarship which celebrates the life and career of longtime AES member Garry Margolis was awarded to McGill University Music Technology, Schulich School of Music student Colin Raab.

The L-Acoustics Dr. Christian Heil Future of Sound Scholarship has been awarded to Jessica Luo, a graduate student in the Music Technology Degree Program at NYU Steinhardt.

The Genelec Ilpo Martikainen Audio Visionary Award recipient is Emily Kuo, a student at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). 

The deserving recipient of the Genelec Mike Chafee Audio Pioneering Scholarship is Logan Kibler a student at Stanford University’s Department of Music, CCRMA.

The Dolby Institute Scholarship has been awarded to Charbel Hourani who is attending and pursuing a Phd at the University of Derby, in the United Kingdom.

The Audio Precision Advancing Audio –  Tom Kite Scholarship has been awarded to Noah Deetz a student at American University’s Audio Technology – College of Arts and Sciences.

The AES Educational Foundation John Eargle Award has been awarded to Emilia Stefanowska who attends the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland and studies Mechanical Engineering and Robotics/Acoustic Engineering.

The AES Educational Foundation Emil Torick Award has been awarded to Destin Beaumont who attends the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and is studying in the Recording Arts and Sciences Department.

Rochelle Tham, who is a student at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), received a Board of Directors of the Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation award.

An AES Educational Foundation Scholarship has been awarded to Tsubasa Ikeda who attends the Tokyo University of the Arts.

An AES Educational Foundation Scholarship has been awarded to Mike Middleton attending the University of York.

An AES Educational Foundation Scholarship has been awarded to Middle Tennessee State University student Nathaniel Stoll.

AES Educational Foundation Scholarship recognition was given to Tecnologico de Monterrey’s Norberto Emmanuel Naal Ruiz.

AES Educational Foundation Scholarship recognition was given to Princeton University’s Yue Qiao.

AES Educational Foundation Scholarship recognition was given to Kolawole Ganikale of the University of York, Heslington, York, UK studying for a Doctor of Philosophy in Music.

AES Educational Foundation Scholarship recognition was given to Hayden Ryan who is working toward a Master of Music In Music Technology at NYU’s Steinhardt School.

The Mary Lea Simpson Scholarship has been awarded to Samantha Winter who attends the Five Towns College in Dix Hills, New York.

The AES Educational Board thanks Dolby, Genelec, L-Acoustics, and Audio Precision for their support.

 Established in 1984 to encourage talented students to enter the profession of audio engineering, the creation of the AES Educational Foundation illustrates the AES’s commitment to promoting the science and art of audio engineering and related disciplines through the development of future industry leaders. The Foundation welcomes support for these goals from individual benefactors and companies, including in-memoriam contributions. Application forms and additional information are available from the Audio Engineering Society, Audio Engineering Society, Inc., International Headquarters, 697 3rd Avenue, Suite 405 NY, NY 10017, USA, or on its website:

About AES:

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) is the leading professional association worldwide for audio professionals and enthusiasts. For over 70 years, the AES has been at the forefront of audio technology and innovation, providing a platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and industry collaboration.

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