Graduate Scholarships

CSD Graduate Scholarship

A department scholarship of $500 is available to graduate students who have a history of high scholarship and demonstration of academic and clinical potential as well as financial need.

Dr. Barbara Mathers-Schmidt Scholarship

A scholarship in the amount of $1000 shall be awarded to a graduate SLP student.  The Bill and Charlotte Mathers Family Foundation established this endowed scholarship in 2014 in honor of Dr. Barbara Mathers-Schmidt, past CSD department chair and professor emeritus.   Dr. Mathers-Schmidt joined the WWU faculty in Fall, 1991.  She taught undergraduate and graduate courses including speech science, research, social-political-cultural aspects of communication disorders, fluency disorders, and motor speech disorders.   She was dedicated to broadening students’ awareness of multicultural issues and to stimulating a more informed global perspective.   Dr. Mathers-Schmidt developed the first CSD global studies/international service-learning program, taking a group of undergraduate students to Guatemala in 2013.  Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated academic excellence and financial need.

Eva Baharav Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship up to $1,500 is available to SLP graduate students to honor and acknowledge Dr. Baharav's contributions in the area of autism and her dedication to our students and community.  She was recognized in the North-Sound region as an expert in autism spectrum disorders and parent support. Through her teaching and clinical practice, Dr. Baharav touched the lives of hundreds of students and families.

John D. Blankinship Memorial Fellowship

Scottish Rite Foundation scholarship established Fall, 2000 for a 1st year graduate SLP fellowship in the amount of $5,000 for those interested in scholarly research.  Income level of parents will not be considered in the selection process.  Preference is given to Washington State residents.  Please refer to attached flyer for more information and additional application requirements.  PDF icon Blankinship DetailsPDF icon History of SRSFofW

Fairhaven Lions Scholarship

A scholarship up to $1,000 is awarded to an graduate student in Audiology who plans a career working with the hearing impaired. Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated academic excellence and financial need.

Sam Polen Audiology Scholarship

A scholarship up to $1,000 is awarded to an graduate CSD student in Audiology who plans a career working with the hearing impaired.  Preference will be given to student with demonstrated academic excellence and financial need.

Loren Webb Scholarship

A scholarship up to $1,500 is awarded to a graduate student in Audiology who plans a career working with the hearing impaired.  Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated academic excellence and financial need.

Pechthalt Family Scholarship

A scholarship up to $1,400 is available to SLP graduate students with financial need with priority given to returning parents and/or older students.

Sene and Louella Carlile Communication Sciences and Disorders Scholarship

Three scholarships up to $1,500 shall be awarded to assist students in need whose work is concentrated in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders, with preference given to graduate level work.  Dr. Sene and Louella Carlile arrived at Western in 1947 and taught speech courses.  Dr. Carlile later became chair of the Speech Department.  The Carlile’s promoted the betterment of WWU through their work, lives and beyond.  Preference will be given to student with demonstrated academic excellence and financial need.

Sene and Louella Carlile Communication Sciences and Disorders Graduate Fellowship

A fellowship up to $1,250 was established by the Carlile’s to support graduate students studying speech-language pathology.  Preference will be given to students with demonstrated academic excellence and financial need.