Scholarships

Scholarship Information
Communication Sciences and Disorders Department:

Undergraduate Scholarships

CSD Scholarship
Department scholarship (tuition waiver) up to $1800 is available to undergraduate students who have a history of high scholarship and demonstration of academic and clinical potential as well as financial need.

 

Eva Baharav Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship up to $1,500 is available to 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.  Preference is given to graduate level work.

 

Sene and Louella Carlile Communication Sciences and Disorders Scholarship
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 at the graduate level of study.

 

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 iconBlankinship DetailsPDF iconHistory 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.

 

How to Apply –

To be considered for a scholarship, you must complete an application for the specific scholarship and meet the scholarship criteria. Your completed application and attachments must be submitted to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Please drop them off in AI 394 or email to Karen.Peila@wwu.edu.

PDF iconScholarship Application 2017-18

Department Scholarship Applications Due by April 30th

 

External Scholarship Opportunities

AMBUCS Scholars
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 http://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 http://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: http://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).