Scholarships

2018 SCSHA Foundation Student Scholarship

Each year, the SCSHA Foundation accepts applications for the SCSHA Foundation Student Scholarship.
The COMPLETE application must be RECEIVED NO LATER THAN Friday, January 12, 2018. Recipients will be notified prior to the SCSHA Convention, February 15-17, 2018.
This scholarship is open only to current student members of SCSHA. The eligibility for the award is based on a point system and is determined by an application review committee, appointed by the SCSHA Foundation Board. The scholarship application is posted on the SCSHA website. NOTE: The complete scholarship application MUST BE RECEIVED on or before Friday, January 12, 2018 to be considered for review.
1) The SCSHA Foundation Scholarship is a competitive, merit-based scholarship ranging from $500 - $1,000.
2) Applicants must utilize the application template and follow all guidelines and instructions.
3) ONLY COMPLETE scholarship applications RECEIVED BY THE DUE DATE will be reviewed.
Eligibility Requirements for Scholarship Application: 
• RISING Senior in an undergraduate degree program in speech-language pathology, speech and hearing science in South Carolina who plans to continue in the field; (must have one or more remaining semesters after May 2018)
OR 
• CURRENT Graduate student who has completed at least one semester in an accredited graduate degree program in speech-language pathology or communication sciences and disorders in South Carolina; (must have one or more remaining semesters after May 2018)
AND 
• Applicant MUST BE CURRENT STUDENT MEMBER of the South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Membership required at the time of application and during the award period to be eligible or consideration)

Requirements for Application: 
• Three (3) Letters of Recommendation describing the applicant’s academic and/or clinical ability. Letters may be from academic faculty, clinical educators, or combinations representing each. Individuals providing letters of recommendation should have direct knowledge of the student’s academic performance and achievements.
• An original, personal essay of 500 words or less related to the profession and the applicant’s professional aspirations.
• Official Transcript sent from institution

Deadline for submission is to be received NO LATER THAN Friday, January 12, 2018. 
All information and completed applications should be mailed by the due date to: 
SCSHA Foundation
ATTENTION: SCSHA Foundation Scholarship Review Committee P.0. Box 1782 Columbia, SC 29202
Questions about the SCSHA Foundation Scholarship application process may be addressed to:
Crystal Murphree-Holden, MA, CCC-SLP
SCSHA Foundation Chair cmholden@windstream.net

Click HERE for the application - please email mmiller@mpastrategies.com to submit or mail to PO Box.


 

Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Memorial Scholarship

Award Amount: $500
This scholarship fund was established in memory of Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, victim of the tragic shooting in Charleston, SC.  Ms. Coleman-Singleton was a member of ASHA, and beloved high school speech-language pathologist and track and field coach.  She will be missed by many who she impacted during her life and career.
 
Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must:

  • Be a student, currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master's degree in Speech Language Pathology.
  • Rising senior in an undergraduate degree program in South Carolina who plans to continue in the field;  OR Graduate student who has completed at least one semester in an accredited degree program in South Carolina;
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Requirements for Application:

  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation –
  • At least 2 letters must be from a from clinical and/or academic instructor familiar with applicant's performance as a student, describing the applicant’s academic and/or clinical ability.

Letters may be from academic faculty members, clinical supervisors, or both. One of the three letters may be from a teacher

  • One  of the letters of recommendation must come from a teacher, counselor, coach or supervisor, who is knowledgeable of the applicants’ volunteer efforts and participation.(i.e. athletic participation, and school or community involvement)
  • An original personal essay of between 300 to 500 words related to the profession and the applicant’s professional aspirations (NOT TO EXCEED 500 WORDS)

Supplemental Application Requirements:

  • A personal statement of at least one page addressing:
  • Leadership ability in student and/or community service
  • Demonstrate and provide description of athletic involvement in at least one sport in the community or school settings.
  • School, community and/or church involvement.
  • Provide examples of leadership experiences that demonstrate applicant’s commitment and dedication.
  • Must submit an OFFICIAL, CURRENT transcript from the student’s college or university. (including Fall semester, 2017) 

 
Click HERE for Application

Only Complete scholarship applications will be reviewed. The completed application and documentation must be RECEIVED NO LATER THAN January 15, 2018. 

Please mail completed application and documentation to
 ATTENTION: 
SCSHA Sharonda Coleman Memorial Scholarship
 PO Box 1782
 Columbia, 29202

Scholarship recipient will be notified prior to the 2018 SCSHA Convention.
If you have additional questions about the SCSHA Sharonda Coleman Memorial Scholarship application process, you may contact:

SCSHA President
Elizabeth Fogle, CCC-SLP
fogleelizabeth@yahoo.com