Department Scholarships and Awards
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders administers a number of scholarships and awards open to undergraduate majors and graduate students. Support offered each year depends on the availability of funds. Scholarship opportunities can be viewed on the department’s scholarships and awards webpage.
ASHFoundation Grants and Awards
ASHFoundation offers various awards and scholarships based around research, servitude, and achievements. Award details are available online: https://www.ashfoundation.org/apply/
WSHA Foundation Scholarships
The WSHA Foundation currently sponsors several annual scholarship competitions, with awards announced at the Association’s Convention in the spring of each year. In awarding scholarships, WSHA does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. Each scholarship carries its own set of eligibility criteria and procedures. In general, however, all application materials must be received by WSHA on or before the specified date each year. Incomplete or late applications will be disqualified. Visit the WSHA website to review available awards and scholarships.
Clinical Assessment, Screening, Treatment, and Leadership in Evidenced-based practices for Children with Autism
With federal funding from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP; Grant #H325K190100) we plan to enroll the first cohort of scholars in Fall 2020, for the Clinical Assessment, Screening, Treatment, and Leadership in Evidenced-based practices for Children with Autism (CASTLE) Project. We will begin jointly training master’s level school psychology (EdS) and speech-language pathology (MS) students to be prepared to provide leadership and services for children with autism. This is an intensive 2-year training program completed in conjunction with the Eds or MS program that emphasizes evidence-based practices and interdisciplinary collaboration. Scholars chosen to participate in this program will acquire competencies via coursework, an autism focused practice seminar, and inter-disciplinary practicum and traineeship experiences. Full-time students funded through CASTLE will receive a scholarship that will cover 2 years of tuition (in-state or out-of-state) for 2 years, mentored leadership training through the Wisconsin Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program administered through the Waisman Center and funding to attend professional conferences.
For more information about CASTLE please contact: Jennifer Asmus, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org, Lindsay McCary, Ph.D. at email@example.com, Alyson Eith, M.S. at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Amy Hartman, Au.D. at email@example.com.
INterdisciplinary Collaboration for Language in Universally Designed Education
Project INCLUDE promotes interdisciplinary collaboration among scholars from two different programs, Special Education and Speech Language Pathology, with a focus on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and assistive technology for children and youth who have significant intellectual and developmental disabilities. Project INCLUDE scholars have highly specialized and focused experiences within the two-year time frame of their respective graduate program. These include coursework, activities, field placements, and shared assignments, that allow scholars to gain real world interdisciplinary experience in AAC. Scholars will gain the requisite knowledge and skills to provide differentiated instruction and intensive individualized interventions with K-12 students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and complex communication needs who require AAC by acquiring competencies that foster:
- high expectations
- differentiated and universally designed instruction
- intensive individualized interventions
- interdisciplinary collaboration
Project INCLUDE is federally funded by OSEP (Office of Special Education Programs) personnel preparation grant #H325K190092. INCLUDE scholars will receive a total of $29,500 of scholarship funding across the length of the program. Scholars who receive funding through this program must complete a service obligation upon graduation. For each year scholars are funded through the program, two years of special education services are required. Commonly, employment as a special education teacher or speech-language pathologist for children with disabilities or at risk of being diagnosed with disabilities fulfills this requirement. Scholars have a 5-year grace period to complete service obligations. Scholars can fulfill their service obligation anywhere across the U.S. If the service obligation is not fulfilled, scholars must pay back the scholarship in the form of a loan. OSEP guidelines only allow funding to be provided to U.S. citizens.
For more information, please visit the Project INCLUDE website.