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Graduate Student Scholarship

Scholarships to USA Senior Undergraduate Students and
Graduate Students for Full-Time Speech-Language Studies

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation)

Deadline Date:

05/19/21

Description:

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Scholarships of $5,000 to USA senior undergraduate students and graduate students to pursue full-time studies in communication sciences and disorders. Funding is intended to be used for living expenses, tuition, books, and other school-related expenses. Scholarships are available to clinical doctorate candidates as well as research doctoral candidates.

Within the overall Graduate Student Scholarship program, funding opportunities include:

  • General Scholarships - Up to 15 general graduate student scholarships, of $5,000 each, will be awarded.
  • Endowed Scholarships - 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. (Please note this scholarship is separate from ASHA’s Minority Student Leadership Program.)
    • NSSLHA Scholarship: Up to three graduate student scholarships, underwritten by the NSSLHA Scholarship Fund, for undergraduate senior students with active National NSSLHA memberships and who will begin graduate study in the fall of 2021.

Funding note: Scholarship funding is to be directed toward educational support (tuition, books, school-related expenses, living expenses, etc.) and not for personal or professional travel.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 195175

Number of Grants:

General Scholarships: up to 15; Endowed Scholarships: up to 9.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award: $5,000 each

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Scholarships are available to students who are undergraduate seniors or who are currently pursuing master's or doctoral degrees. Both research and clinical doctorate candidates are eligible.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the Graduate Student Scholarship:

Graduate Study
- 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.

Academic and Personal Merit
- 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:
a. 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.
b. 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. c. Applicants 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.

Prior Funding
- The applicant must not have received a prior scholarship from the ASHFoundation.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: May 19, 2021

For application requirements, see URL for Full Text (RFP).

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application: https://ashfoundation.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/login/55?returnUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fashfoundation.secure-platform.com%2Fa%2Fsolicitations%2F55%2Fhome

For general inquiries:
foundation@asha.org

For application inquiries:
foundationprograms@asha.org

American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation)
2200 Research Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20850-3289
301-296-8700

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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