2023 Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Memorial Scholarship


Award Amount: $1000
This scholarship fund was established in memory of Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, a victim of the tragic Emanuel Nine shooting in Charleston, SC in 2015.  Ms. Coleman-Singleton was a member of ASHA, and beloved high school speech-language pathologist and track and field coach. 
Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must:


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


Requirements for Application:


  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • At least 2 letters must be from a clinical and/or academic instructor familiar with the 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)


Supplemental Application Requirements:

    1. A personal statement of at least one page addressing:

  • Leadership ability in student and/or community service
  • Demonstrate and provide a description of athletic involvement in at least one sport in the community or school settings.
  • School, community and/or church involvement.


   2. Provide examples of leadership experiences that demonstrate the applicant’s commitment and dedication.
   3. Must submit an OFFICIAL, CURRENT transcript from the student’s college or university. (including Fall semester, 2022)
   4. 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)

 Only Complete scholarship applications will be reviewed. The completed application and documentation must be RECEIVED NO LATER THAN December 31, 2023. 


Please mail completed application and documentation to:


SCSHA Sharonda Coleman Memorial Scholarship
P.O. Box 2471
Columbia, 29202

Or email to: [email protected]

The scholarship recipient will be notified prior to the 2023 SCSHA Convention.

If you have additional questions about the SCSHA Sharonda Coleman Memorial Scholarship application process, you may contact [email protected].


Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Scholarship Application



Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Memorial Scholarship Fund


About the Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Memorial Scholarship Fund:
This fund was established in 2016 in memory of Sharonda, a victim of the tragic attack on Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC in 2015.  Ms. Coleman-Singleton was a member of ASHA, a beloved high school Speech-Language Pathologist and track and field coach.  She will forever be remembered by many who she impacted during her life and career. The Scholarship is a $1000 competitive, merit-based scholarship awarded by the SCSHA Foundation's Application Review Committee to a deserving minority student member.


SCSHA needs your donations to make a worthy student's path a little smoother! No donation is too small! Please give to this wonderful cause and help us to continue to honor Sharonda's legacy!