American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s Minority Student Scholarship

Racial/ethnic minority students who are U.S. citizens, who are accepted for graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology, and who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement are eligible to compete for a scholarship. This scholarship is supported by the ASHFoundation's Minority Fund.

2200 Research Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20850-3289
Emily Diaz, Project Assistant
E-mail: ediaz@asha.org
Website: http://www.ashfoundation.org

Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Von Drach Memorial Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA) established the Von Drach Memorial Scholarship in memory of Dr. Robert Von Drach and in recognition of his dedication and years of service to the profession. The scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified student who is enrolled full-time in an entry level academic degree for professional level certification candidacy in speech-language pathology, audiology, or education of the hearing impaired within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  All qualified students are encouraged to apply.
Nominee Guidelines:
  • The nominee shall be a full-time student in an entry level academic degree program for professional level certification candidacy in speech-language pathology, audiology or education of the hearing impaired within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • The nominee shall be a student member of PSHA.
  • The nominee shall have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 and have completed at least nine semester credit hours of the program.
  • The nominee shall have demonstrated (a) a desire to grow professionally, (b) participation in professional activities, and (c) leadership qualities within departmental/community activities (e.g., committee or organization membership such as NSSHLA or volunteered time in professional events). 
For more information go to: psha.org/membership/student-awards or contact PSHA@psha.org or 412-366-9858.

Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences & Disorders

a) Plural Publishing Research Awards
This $3,000 award is intended for master’s/AuD level students who are pursuing research in speech-language pathology or audiology.
Eligibility: Graduate students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at a CAPCSD member institution.
A complete application requires two components:
1. Completed application form available on-one at the CAPCSD website.
2. Electronically submitted PDF containing a description of a research project.
For more information, e-mail admin@capcsd.org or visit: https://www.capcsd.org/plural-research-scholarships/.
b) Frances Laven Scholarship
This $5,000 award is intended for graduate students in a professional program (AuD or Master’s) who have shown exemplary service.  Examples of service may include (but are not limited to) community service, service to the department or university, or service to the greater discipline.
Eligibility: Graduate students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at a CAPCSD member institution.
For more information, e-mail admin@capcsd.org.

AMBUCS Scholarship Program Information

For over 50 years, National AMBUCS™, Inc. has been awarding scholarships to therapy students in their junior/senior year in a bachelor’s degree program, or a graduate program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree.

Awards range from $500 to $1,500 annually. There is one two-year award in the amount of $6,000. Approximately $150,000 is awarded annually. Award monies are deposited each semester to the student’s credit account with the financial aid office of the educational institution. Students must be accepted in an accredited program by the appropriate health therapy profession authority in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and hearing audiology. Assistant programs are not eligible. Awards are based on financial need, US citizenship, commitment to local community, demonstrated academic accomplishment, character for compassion and integrity, and career objectives.

National AMBUCS™, Inc. will accept applications from Mid-January until April 15 annually.*Note: students will not be notified of their semi-finalist status by mail, they must check the on-line listing. Final scholarships winners will be announced in late June. Chapters will be mailed the award certificates after awards are announced.

National AMBUCS, Inc/Amtryke LLC  
P.O. Box 5127 
High Point, NC 27262
(800) 838-1845 

National Black Association For Speech, Language And Hearing

The National Black Association for Speech-Language & Hearing (NBASLH) invites black students to submit a research paper to competition for a scholarship award. A panel of professionals will use a blind review process to select one recipient for a $1000 scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded at NBASLH’s annual convention.  The recipient will receive a travel allowance to attend the convention and present the research paper.
ELIGIBILITY: Any black student who is enrolled at least half time in a master’s degree program in speech-language pathology, audiology or speech and hearing sciences. Post baccalaureate students who are working toward completing the professional academic requirements for entry to a master’s program may also apply. Please note that the competition is not available to undergraduate or doctoral students. The student must be enrolled in school at the time the award is made.
800 Perry Hwy, Suite 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15229
Contact: Bernadette Mayfield-Clarke
(336) 334-7616
E-mail: bc62489@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://www.nbaslh.org/scholarships.htm

Sertoma Communicative Disorders Scholarship Program

$1,000 scholarship to cover tuition, books and supplies. The funds may be used for any term, including the summer term, during the awarded academic school year. Support from Sertoma provides the funding for the scholarships.

  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • Must be accepted into a graduate level program in speech language pathology and/or audiology at a college or university in the United States, accredited by ASHA’s Council on Academic Accreditation.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative 3.2 on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate and graduate level course work.
  • Must submit application and all required materials in single envelope by deadline date.

Sertoma Headquarters
Attn: Communicative Disorders Scholarship
1912 E. Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64132
Amy Ellington
(816) 333-8300, ext 214
E-mail: aellington@sertomahq.org
Website:  www.sertoma.org

AMBI Scholarship in Science & Medicine

The AMBI® Scholarship in Science & Medicine is open to African-American and Hispanic women, ages 21 or older, who are residents of the United States including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Applicants must plan to attend an accredited post-secondary school and plan to enroll in an undergraduate or graduate program of study in the fields of science or medicine. Applicants must be high school graduates, or equivalent. U.S. citizenship required.
The scholarship is for $10,000.  Applications are available online. Applicants can apply at: https://www.scholarshipadministrators.net
Access key: AMBI. 
Scholarship Program Administrators, Inc.
Fax: 615-320-3151

CASLPA Scholarship Programs

CASLPA has three scholarship categories offering 17 scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $2,500. Applicants must be enrolled in a master's degree program in speech-language pathology or audiology and will be evaluated based on level of academic work, clinical practicum, references and an essay including career goals.

Applicants must be a student member of CASLPA.
Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
920 - 1 Nicholas St.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 7B7
(613) 567-9968 / 1-800-259-8519
fax: (613) 567-2859
E-mail: caslpa@caslpa.ca
Website: http://www.caslpa.ca

Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: March 15th
With the mission of empowering those on the front lines of the daunting challenges facing our society in the fields of education, health, and human services, the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation awards annual scholarships for up to $10,000 to outstanding graduate students pursuing a degree in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, audiology, or therapeutic recreation. Qualified candidates must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution, demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum GPA of 3.25 or better.

Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Scholarships
200 River Market Avenue Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 324-2233

Students Preparing for Academic-Research Careers Award (SPARC)

The goal of the Students Preparing for Academic-Research Careers (SPARC) Award is to foster students' interest in PhD education and academic research careers, in support of the PhD pipeline in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). The SPARC Award provides opportunities for students to participate in mentored teaching and research activities.

You are eligible to apply if your current education status is:
  • junior or senior undergraduate student enrolled in a CSD program
  • first-year master's student enrolled in a CAA-accredited [PDF] CSD program
  • first- or second-year entry-level clinical doctoral (e.g., AuD) student enrolled in a CAA-accredited [PDF] program
  • holder of a BA degree and an offer of admission for enrollment to an entry level graduate degree program in CSD for the 2015–2016 academic year
You are not eligible to apply if you have been admitted to or are currently enrolled in a research doctoral (e.g., PhD) program. The goal of the SPARC award is to foster students' interest in the pursuit of a PhD education and a career in academia. The award is, therefore, limited to undergraduate, first year master's, and first- and second-year entry-level audiology clinical doctoral students.

You are eligible to receive the award if you will be a part-time or full-time student in academic year 2015–2016 as follows: 
  • senior undergraduate
  • first- or second-year student in a CAA-accredited master's speech language pathology program
  • first-, second-, or third-year entry-level student in a CAA-accredited clinical doctoral (e.g., AuD) program
Awardees must be National NSSLHA members at the time of the SPARC award allocation.

How to Apply:

Applicants must complete an online application, upload several PDF documents, and submit the entire application package by the established deadline. See the application instructions for details on the required documents and application deadline date. 

Questions? Please refer to the SPARC FAQs. Still have questions? Please contact Academic Affairs and Research Education at academicaffairs@asha.org.


Student Ethics Essay Award (SEEA)

 The SEEA program is conducted as part of ASHA's efforts to enhance ethics education activities. The goal of the program is to encourage students to think about ethical decision making and create greater awareness of situations that could pose ethical dilemmas as they prepare to start careers in audiology, speech-language pathology, or speech, language, and hearing sciences.
The essay competition is open to students who are enrolled in any undergraduate, post baccalaureate, or entry-level graduate program in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). Participating students write an essay on the selected ethics topic and submit it to their CSD program director or his/her designee for initial review; each program director/designee may select up to five student essays for submission to ASHA for the final review and selection process. Members of ASHA's Board of Ethics review the essays and select three winning authors.
Visit the ASHA website at: http://asha.org/practice/ethics/essay_award.htm for more information about the essay topic, deadlines, and instructions for applying.

Cumberland Bilingual Spanish Speech Scholarship

Deadline: May 1st
As a nationwide leader in providing quality therapy services to school districts and private therapeutic schools for more than two decades, Cumberland Therapy Services has created the Bilingual Spanish Speech Scholarship to award $2,500 annually to one deserving graduate student enrolled in an accredited master’s program in speech-language pathology. Applicants must be fluent in both English and Spanish, have experience working in programs for Spanish-speaking children, and intend to pursue a career providing Spanish speech therapy.

Cumberland Bilingual Spanish Speech Scholarship
3701 North Ravenswood Avenue Suite 248
Chicago, IL 60613
(800) 337-5965 ext. 624

Kala Singh Memorial Scholarship for International Students

Deadline: May 23rd
In honor of a beloved audiologist and pioneer publisher of speech-language publications who was killed during an attempted hijacking of a Pan Am jetliner in Karachi in Pakistan, the Kala Singh Memorial Scholarship for International Students is provided by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). In order to qualify for the $5,000 award, candidates must be full-time international graduate students studying speech-language pathology in the United States with outstanding academic achievement.

Kala Singh Memorial Scholarship for International Students
2200 Research Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 296-8703

Karlind T. Moller Cleft/Craniofacial Scholarship in Speech Pathology

Deadline: February 1st

Sponsored by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA), the Karlind T. Moller Cleft/Craniofacial Scholarship in Speech Pathology is designed to offer $500 to help current undergraduate or graduate students in accredited speech-language pathology programs nationwide fund their research projects involving patients with cleft palate or other craniofacial anomalies. Eligible projects include master’s thesis, doctoral dissertations, undergraduate research projects, clinical projects, or family support initiatives.

Karlind T. Moller Cleft/Craniofacial Scholarship in Speech Pathology
1504 East Franklin St. Suite 102
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 933-9044

Lorraine T. Cole Minority Student Scholarship Fund

Deadline: May 23rd

Founded by a minority speech-language pathologist who felt an inherent responsibility to hold professional doors open for American Indian, Asian, African American, and Hispanic students, the Lorraine T. Cole Minority Student Scholarship Fund is sponsored by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide $5,000 for racial/ethnic minority students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be accepted for accredited graduate studies in speech-language pathology, and demonstrate exceptional professional promise.

Lorraine T. Cole Minority Student Scholarship Fund
2200 Research Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 296-8703

McLaren-Flint Speech Language Pathologist Scholarship

Deadline: Varies

Developed to address the national shortage of qualified speech-language pathologists, the McLaren-Flint Health Care Corporation offers the Speech Language Pathologist Scholarship for up to $6,000 each calendar year to graduate students currently admitted to an accredited U.S. Masters in Speech-Language Pathology program. Eligible candidates must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 for satisfactory degree progress and commit to a year of employment with McLaren-Flint post-licensure for each year of funding.

McLaren-Flint Speech Language Pathologist Scholarship
401 South Ballenger Highway
Flint, MI 48532
(810) 342-2333

NBASLH Supporting Career Growth through Mentoring Scholarship

Deadline: February 15th

Each year, the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH) provides the Supporting Career Growth through Mentoring Scholarship for $2,500 to black students studying speech-language pathology to provide services to children in school or early intervention settings after graduation. Eligible applicants must be enrolled in an ASHA-accredited master’s degree program in speech-language pathology in the United States and have experience developing strong mentoring relationships in school-based services.

NBASLH Supporting Career Growth through Mentoring Scholarship
700 McKnight Park Drive Suite 708
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(855) 727-2836

Progressus School Therapy Career Vision Scholarships

Deadline: February 23rd

As the nation’s leading provider of school-based speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy services, Progressus awards the School Therapy Career Vision Scholarships annually for $3,000 to high-performing graduate students who are pursuing a master’s degree in speech-language pathology. Eligible candidates must demonstrate financial need, be enrolled full-time in an accredited U.S. institution, and be committed to working with K-12 students with communication disabilities in school settings upon completion.

Progressus School Therapy Career Vision Scholarships
2701 North Rocky Point Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
(800) 892-0640

National Association of Junior Auxiliaries

Begun in 1962, the NAJA Scholarship Program has awarded more than 429 grants totaling over $881,865.00 for graduate study in fields which address the special needs of children and youth. The Betty W. Robbins Endowed Scholarship was established in 1995 by the Robbins family in memory of Betty Robbins of Ruston, Louisiana, who served the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc. as Director of Region V, First Vice-President and President
(1992- 1993). Contributions from Junior Auxiliary Chapters, the National Association, memorials, and honorary gifts from individuals and groups support the Program.  The Robbins family makes matching funds available annually to challenge Chapters to increase their support of scholarship.

Scholarships are awarded each April. If more than one Scholarship year is required to complete studies, the recipient may reapply, provided all previous agreements have been fulfilled satisfactorily.

Applicant must be:
  • Working or planning to work DIRECTLY with children.
  • Pursuing graduate level studies for one year in fields which address the special needs of children and youth. Graduate fields of study include, but are not limited to: Counseling, Psychology, Mental Health, Special Education, Speech Pathology, Exceptional Children, Remedial Skills Development, Hearing Impaired, Gifted and Talented, etc. Scholarships are NOT awarded for graduate work in administration or general education.
  • A U.S. citizen and a permanent resident of a state with a Junior Auxiliary Chapter: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas.
  • Planning to attend a U.S. college or university for full-time or part-time study. 
The Application and Re-application forms are available online ONLY between September 1st and February 1st from the NAJA Web site.
National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc.
P.O. Box 1873
Greenville, MS  38702-1873
845 South Main Street
Greenville, MS  38701
Phone: 662-332-3000
Fax: 662-332-3076
Website: www.najanet.org

Indian Health Service Scholarship

Indian Health programs need dedicated health and allied health professionals to fill staffing needs - people like you who envision a career with a purpose and mission, and who are willing to commit to working in Indian communities where they can truly make a difference.

The mission of IHS is to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. Because of the IHS scholarship program, many qualified health professionals are given the opportunity to pursue their career, as well as help their own communities.

The Reyes Building
801 Thompson Avenue, Ste. 400
Rockville, MD 20852
Visit website for phone and e-mail contact information, as it varies by state
Website: http://www.ihs.gov/JobsCareerDevelop/DHPS/Scholarships/

Tylenol Scholarship

As a company dedicated to helping people feel better, we’re proud to support the future of healthcare with our annual TYLENOL® Scholarship program. Now in its 17th year, the program helps students who are pursuing careers in the healthcare, life sciences, or related fields manage the rising costs of education.
This year, we’ll be awarding $250,000 in scholarships based on leadership qualities and academic performance, including ten $10,000 and thirty $5,000 grants.
Additional scholarship details:
  • Scholarships awarded to students pursuing healthcare-related education at an accredited institution.
  • Ten students will be awarded $10,000 scholarships.
  • Thirty students will receive $5,000 grants.


National Hispanic Scholarship Fund

HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree.  Award amounts generally range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Be of Hispanic heritage 
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired)
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME in a degree seeking program at a two or four year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam
  • Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Be pursuing first undergraduate or graduate degree
55 Second Street, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94105
1-877-HSF-INFO (1-877-473-4636)
Fax: 415-808-2302
E-mail: info@hsf.net
Website: www.hsf.net