Scholarship Opportunities

Undergraduate Scholarships

National Student Speech Language Hearing Association:

  • Undergraduate NSSLHA Scholarship
  • Application opens in October and is due December
  • Awarded to: Communication Sciences and Disorders (CDIS) program sophomores (4 given at $500 each) and juniors (6 given at $1,000 each); must be NSSLHA member: must have minimum 3.25 cumulative grade-point average

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Undergraduate or Graduate Scholarships

College of Education and Health Professions Scholarship

  • Application opens each Jan. 1 and is due Feb. 15
  • Awarded to: undergraduate and graduate CDIS students; applicants must complete the General Scholarship Application and COEHP Conditional Scholarship Application in the AcademicWorks system

American Association on Health and Disability's Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability

  • Must be a student with a disability (as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act) who is enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate speech-language pathologist program at an accredited university (among other select majors listed on application)
  • Must be at least a sophomore in college
  • If in an undergraduate program, must be enrolled full time; if in a graduate program, must be enrolled at least part time
  • Must be a U.S. citizen/legal resident
  • Preference given to applicant with community service/volunteer history
  • Amount: under $1,000
  • Application deadline: Nov. 15

Health Resources & Services Administration Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students

  • Must be from a disadvantaged background as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
  • Must be enrolled full-time in an accredited undergraduate or graduate speech pathology program (among other select health-related majors listed on application)
  • Amount: Varies
  • Application deadline: Dec. 31

Indian Health Service Health Professions Scholarship

  • Must be a member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska native tribe
  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate health profession preparation program (including SLP)
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA
  • Must agree to fulfill a two-year service commitment to serve at an Indian health facility after graduation
  • Amount: varies
  • Application deadline: March 28

Karlind T. Moller Cleft/Craniofacial Scholarship for Speech Pathology/Audiology Students/ACPA

  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited SLP or audiology degree program
  • Must plan an undergraduate or graduate research project in cleft/craniofacial anomalies related to SLP
  • Amount: $500 and one-year student membership to American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
  • Application deadline: Feb. 1

National Black Association for Speech- Language and Hearing Student Research Award

  • Endowed Scholarships available to General Graduate Student Scholarship Applicants (based on eligibility)
    • International Student Scholarship
      • Awarded to: students entering or enrolled in full-time master's and doctoral CDIS degree programs; non-U.S. citizens; up to 3 given at $5,000 each
    • Minority Student Scholarship
      • Awarded to: students entering or enrolled in full-time master's and doctoral CDIS degree programs; members of a racial or ethnic minority group and are U.S. citizens; up to 3 given at $5,000 each
    • NSSLHA Student Scholarship
      • Awarded to: students entering or enrolled in full-time master's and doctoral CDIS degree programs; must be active National NSSLHA members; up to 3 given at $5,000 each
    • Student with a Disability Scholarship
      • Awarded to: students entering or enrolled in full-time master's and doctoral CDIS degree programs; 1 given at $5,000 each

Arkansas Speech-Language Hearing Association (ArkSHA)

  • Betty Bass Scholarship
  • Awarded to students enrolled in a Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program in the state of Arkansas. (Proof of enrollment required — faculty advisor or program director signature.)
  • The applicant must be an Arkansas resident who, at present, plans to work in-state after graduation
  • One scholarship, $1,000 awarded each year

National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA)

  • Amount: Varies
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be a permanent resident of a state with a Junior Auxiliary chapter — includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas
  • Must be enrolled in a graduate program addressing special needs of children and youth — includes SLP
  • Must plan to work with children after graduation
  • Application deadline: Feb 1
  • Must be a master's or doctoral-level (doctor of audiology/Au.D.) student or a doctoral-level student pursuing research in SLP or audiology in a CAPCSD-member program (Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders)
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Application deadline: Nov 1

EBS Healthcare Scholarship Program

  • Must be in your second year of graduate studies or entering a clinical fellowship in a U.S. SLP program
  • Must intend to practice as a clinician with pediatrics after graduation
  • Must provide two references
  • Must submit an essay
  • Amount: Varies

Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited graduate SLP program
  • Must have a 3.25 GPA
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Amount: Varies
  • Application deadline: March 15

Sam and Millie Hilburn Scholarship/Scottish Rites Foundation

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must have a verified affiliation with a Masonic organization
  • Must be enrolled in a graduate program in child language disorders
  • Amount: $5,000

Invo Healthcare/Progressus Therapy/National Black Association for Speech-Language-Hearing Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in an ASHA-accredited master's program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (SLP)
  • Must submit an essay

AMBUCS Scholarship

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be in your junior/senior year of an accredited speech-language pathology bachelor's degree program or in an accredited graduate program leading to a master's or doctoral degree in speech-language pathology
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must demonstrate academic achievement
  • Amount: $500-$6,000
  • Application deadline: May 5

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Student Ethics Essay Award

  • Must be enrolled full- or part-time in an undergraduate or graduate level CSD program in the US
  • Must submit essay on given topic
  • Amount: $250, $500 and $750
  • Application deadline: April 13

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Students Preparing for Academic-Research Careers Award

  • Must have been accepted by/enrolled full- or part-time into an undergraduate CSD program, CAA-accredited master's degree in SLP program, or CAA-accredited entry-level clinical AuD program
  • Must be a national NSSLHA member
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Application deadline: April 15

A Place for Mom Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate college/university in US or Canada
  • Must be studying SLP
  • Must submit a video addressing your future plans on working with seniors and how a senior has inspired you
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Application deadlines: March 30, June 30, Sept 30, Jan. 15
  • Must be enrolled full-time in an ASHA-accredited undergraduate or graduate SLP program
  • Must be a member of NBASLH
  • Must submit a research paper on culturally and linguistically diverse populations
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Application deadline: May 1

Teachers-Teachers.Com Aspiring Educator Scholarship

  • Must be a second-semester junior or first-semester senior major in SLP (among other select majors), OR
  • Must be a second semester senior or entering a master's level program in SLP (among other select majors), OR
  • Must hold a bachelor's degree in teaching and have enrolled to take continuing education or start a Master's level program in SLP (among other select majors)
  • Amount: Varies

VOCES Bilingual Speech Pathology Scholarship

  • Must be an undergraduate student preparing to take the GRE
  • Must have earned/be about to earn undergraduate degree from U.S. accredited college/university
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA
  • Must have plans to enroll in a full-time graduate CSD or SLP program at an accredited US school
  • Must be a U.S. citizen/permanent resident
  • Must be a native/near-native Spanish speaker
  • Amount: GRE fee reimbursement (about $270), technical assistance with personal essay

Preply: Scholarships and resources for students with disabilities

  • Scholarships and resources for students with disabilities

Steps: Student Training and Education in Public Service

  • Scholarships and resources for students with disabilities

EDUMED: Scholarships and resources for Native American and Alaskan Native Students

  • Scholarships and resources for Native American and Alaskan Native Students

EDUMED: Scholarships and Resources for Students with Visual Disabilites

  • Scholarships and resources for students with visual disabilities

The Test Prep Insight: $1,500 scholarship for students with disabilities

  • Applications are due by November 30th

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Graduate

American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), ASH Foundation Graduate Scholarships:

  • Graduate Student General Scholarship
    • Application opens in 2019 (not sure what month) due in May
    • Awarded to: students entering or enrolled in full-time master's and doctoral CSD degree programs; 15 given at $5000 each

Autism Science Foundation Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards

  • Must be a graduate student, medical student or postdoctoral fellow in a program that relates to autism spectrum disorder
  • Special consideration given to studies with a focus on gender issues in ASD
  • Special consideration given to studies that involve a genetic subtype of autism or groups most likely to be diagnosed with ASD
  • Amount: $35,000
  • Application deadline: Dec. 2

Bilingual Therapies Graduate Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in an ASHA-accredited graduate SLP program in the U.S.
  • Must have native or near-native proficiency in a second language
  • Must submit essay
  • Must have personal interview
  • Must agree to work for bilingual therapies full-time for one year after graduation
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Application deadline: July 15 for fall, Nov. 15 for spring

Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders Frances J. Laven Scholarship

  • Must be a CAPCSD member in good standing
  • Must be enrolled as a graduate student in a professional CAPCSD-member program (master's in SLP, Au.D. or SLP-D)
  • Must have shown exemplary service to the community, university or greater discipline
  • Must submit a nomination letter from a faculty mentor
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Application deadline: Jan 5

Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders Plural Publishing Scholarship

  • Must be a CAPCSD member in good standing
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Application deadline: March 1

National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing Scholarship for Future Business Owners

  • Must be currently enrolled in an ASHA-accredited master's program in SLP
  • Must plan to be present at the NBASLH convention
  • Must submit an introductory business plan/concept summary
  • Must submit a recommendation letter
  • Amount: $1,500

Sertoma Communicative Disorders Scholarship Application

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be enrolled in an ASHA-accredited graduate SLP program in the U.S.
  • Must have a 3.5 GPA cumulative for all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • Must submit two letters of recommendation
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Application deadline: March 30

Speech Pathology Master's Programs Scholarships

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This is not a complete list of scholarships for students interested in pursuing careers in communication sciences and disorders. For questions, comments, or concerns, please email cdis@uark.edu.