External Scholarship Opportunities
Since 1955, 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. Over $150,000 is awarded annually with awards range from $500 to $1,500 annually. There is one two-year award in the amount of $6,000. Applications are accepted until April 15th and can be found at https://www.ambucs.org/therapists/scholarship-program/.
The Sam and Millie Hilburn Scholarships
Sam and Millie Hilburn Scholarships of $5,000 per year towards tuition costs for a maximum of two years or upon earning a graduate degree in the field of Childhood Language Disorders, if that be sooner, are offered by the Supreme Council each year. The number of scholarships awarded is dependent upon the earnings of the Sam and Millie Hilburn Scholarship Fund. The objective of this scholarship is to aid worthy graduate candidates to become specialists in the field of Childhood Language Disorders. Applications due by March 31st. For application and information, go to https://scottishrite.org/brothers-in-the-community/scholarships/.
Sertoma Communicative Disorders Scholarship Program
Sertoma’s annual Communicative Disorders Scholarship Program, funded by the Sertoma Annual Fund, is for graduate students pursing advanced degrees in audiology or speech-language pathology from institutions in the U.S. These scholarships, worth $1,000 each, are awarded in the spring to help offset the cost of tuition, books and fees incurred during the following school year. Sertoma’s Communicative Disorders Scholarships Program provides more funds nationally for graduate level study in communicative disorders than any other single organization. Applications due March 30th and can be found at https://sertoma.org/what-we-do/scholarships/.
The Scottish Rite Scholarship Foundation of Washington Scholarships
The Scottish Rite Scholarship Foundation of Washington scholarship program was designed for undergraduate college students that are attending a college or university in the State of Washington and are also a resident of Washington. Every year, numerous awards of $3,000 each are given to university students going into their third, fourth, and even fifth year of college. The scholarships are based upon academic performance, leadership roles in school, and participation in community activities. Applications due by March 31st. For more details on eligibility requirements and application process, go to www.SRSFWA.org and click on "how to apply" and then "application process".
Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC)
Funds are available for full-time students in their final year of a master’s degree program in speech-language pathology or audiology. SAC offers 22 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. All require the applicant to be a student associate of SAC. Application due October 15. Additional information, specific criteria and application forms are available on the SAC website in both English and French: https://www.sac-oac.ca/students/scholarships.
Washington State Employee Credit Union
Any WSECU member can apply for this scholarship. The award is for students pursuing a four-year or graduate degree in the fall quarter of this year. Applicant must be a WSECU member in good standing when the application is reviewed and the scholarship is awarded. WSECU elected volunteers and their family members as well as Scholarship Committee Members and their family members, are not eligible for this scholarship. Application available in December 15th at http://wsecu.org/x1854.xml.
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle- income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees. Students must meet additional eligibility criteria. Apply online by March 1st at http://www.waopportunityscholarship.org.
Whatcom Educational Credit Union
WECU provides assistance to four students pursuing their educational goals at Western Washington University. To be eligible the student must be a member of WECU® in good standing for a minimum of one year, a full time student, have a demonstrated need of financial aid and an accumulated GPA minimum of 2.75. Application due June 15th. Information available through WWU Financial Aid, http://www.finaid.wwu.edu/scholarships/ (enter name of scholarship in search).
WWU Retirement Association Scholarship
This scholarship is made available through the generous contributions from the Western Washington University Retirement Association. Western students who wish to apply for this scholarship must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program and attend at least half time. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.70 or higher at the time of application. Students must have successfully completed a minimum of 90 credits as of Fall quarter. Applications are due May 12. Information available through the WWU Scholarship Office at 360-650-3471 or http://www.finaid.wwu.edu/scholarships/ (enter name of scholarship in search).