American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Graduate Student Scholarship
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) invites full-time students who will be or who are currently enrolled in a graduate program in communication sciences and disorders to apply for graduate scholarships.
Scholarships are available to students who are undergraduate seniors or who are currently pursuing masters or doctoral degrees. Both research and clinical doctorate candidates are eligible.
Up to 15 general graduate student scholarships, of $5,000 each, will be awarded and up to nine graduate student scholarships will be awarded for special purposes. Scholarships of $5,000 each are available for the following categories, and applicants who wish to be considered for any of these endowed scholarships must indicate this during the Graduate Student Scholarship application process.
- International Student Scholarship: Up to three graduate student scholarships, underwritten by the Kala Singh Memorial Fund, for international students studying in the United States. Only non-U.S. citizens are eligible.
- Minority Student Scholarship: Up to three graduate student scholarships, underwritten by the ASHFoundation's Minority Fund, for students who are members of a racial or ethnic minority group and are U.S. citizens.
- NSSLHA Scholarship: Up to three graduate student scholarships, underwritten by the NSSLHA Scholarship Fund, for undergraduate senior students with active National NSSLHA memberships.
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Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the Graduate Student Scholarship.
- The applicant must be accepted for, or enrolled in, graduate study in a communication sciences and disorders program in the United States. Clinical doctoral programs in audiology or master's programs in speech-language pathology must be accredited by, or in candidacy status from, the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology; this does not apply to research doctoral programs.
- The applicant must be enrolled in full-time study for the full academic year.
- The applicant must submit university transcripts of academic coursework, credits, grades, and grade point average (GPA).
- The applicant must have three confidential letters of recommendation. The letters can be from a combination of academic faculty and work references, depending on the applicant’s specific situation. The letters of recommendation should meet the following requirements:
- Applicants who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program: At least two letters must be from academic faculty at the applicant's current undergraduate college or university program.
- Applicants who are currently enrolled in a graduate program: At least two letters must be from academic faculty. These letters can come from faculty at the applicant’s current or past college or university program.
- pplicants who are returning to school from the workforce: It is acceptable to have letters from colleagues (and at least one supervisor) at the applicant’s current place of employment, as well as letters from references who are familiar with the applicant’s academic history and potential.
- The applicant must not have received a prior scholarship from the ASHFoundation.
Complete the online Student Information Form and upload the following required materials.
- Student Information Form: All applicants must complete this form. Eligible applicants who also wish to be considered for any of the endowed scholarships must indicate this in the appropriate question on the form.
- Letter of Application: In the Letter of Application (addressed to the “Scholarship Review Committee”), applicants should describe their goals after completing their academic program and explain why they chose these goals.
- Letter of Acceptance or Statement of Good Standing: Applicants who will begin their graduate program in the fall of 2021 should include a copy of the graduate school acceptance letter. Applicants who have completed one or more semesters or quarters in their graduate program should include a statement of good standing from the department for the 2020–2021 academic year.
- Transcript: Applicants must provide a transcript from their current university. It is acceptable to use a student version of a transcript that is provided by the university. If GPA is not included in the transcript, the applicant's GPA must be provided via official department or university documentation, such as a letter.
- Essay Question: From your perspective, what do you see as the challenges and opportunities in preparing communication sciences and disorders students to gain knowledge through interprofessional education and to engage in interprofessional collaborative practice? Provide examples from the viewpoint of either audiology or speech-language pathology, choosing either a healthcare or education setting.
- Confidential Letters of Recommendation: Three confidential letters of recommendation must be submitted on behalf of the applicant. The letters can be from a combination of academic faculty and work references, depending on the applicant’s specific situation.
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