Scholarships

Please review the scholarships listed on this page for information on what Western Michigan University's Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology has available for student scholarship options, and to determine those for which you may be eligible. Students will receive more information and the scholarship application along with their incoming student orientation packet, once they have informed the department of their intent to enroll. For further information, please contact the department at sppa_info@wmich.edu or (269) 387-8045.

Dr. Frances Lohr Speech Pathology and Audiology Endowment

WMU's Dr. Frances Lohr Speech Pathology and Audiology Endowment has been established to honor a former professor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology. It provides supplemental funding for a graduate student assistantship. The amount of the supplemental funding may be over and above or partially in place of the standard graduate assistantship salary and stipend amounts as determined annually by the WMU Graduate College.

Eligibility criteria

  • The recipient shall have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application.
  • The awardee's academic activity should be primarily related to clinical education or directly facilitate departmental activities related to clinical activities.

John "Mick" Hanley Endowed Scholarship

WMU's John "Mick" Hanley Endowed Scholarship has been established to honor a former associate professor and chair of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Eligibility criteria

  • The scholarship shall be awarded to one or more full-time, second-year graduate students enrolled in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at WMU.
  • The recipients shall have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of application.

D. Kenneth Wilson Scholarship

Eligibility criteria

  • WMU's D. Kenneth Wilson Scholarship shall be awarded to one or more full time graduate students enrolled in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology.
  • The recipients shall have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of application.

Robert L. Erickson Award for Excellence in the Study of Voice and Speech Sciences Scholarship

WMU's Robert L. Erickson Award for Excellence in the Study of Voice and Speech Sciences Scholarship has been established to honor a former associate professor and chair of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology. The purpose of this endowment is to provide funds to enhance the education of speech-language pathology graduate students and further their professional preparation by facilitating their participation in professional conferences, conventions, and/or workshops addressing the study and treatment of voice and speech disorders.

Eligibility criteria

  • The recipients shall have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of application.
  • Recipients must be students working toward a graduate degree in speech-language pathology.
  • Preference shall be given to students having demonstrated a strong interest in the treatment of voice or speech disorders.

Award amount

The award amount shall not be less that $500 and be determined by the awarding department.

Robert and Candis Warner Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility criteria

  • Recipients of WMU's Robert and Candis Warner Endowed Scholarship shall have a minimum GPA of 3.3 at the time of application.
  • Preference shall be given to full-time, first-year graduate students enrolled in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Dean Emerita Marie L. Stevens Scholarship

WMU's Dean Emerita Marie L. Stevens Scholarship has been established to honor Marie L. Stevens for serving with distinction as dean of students.

Eligibility criteria

  • The recipient shall have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of application.
  • The award will be given once per year to a deserving graduate student in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Award amount

The award amount shall be $1,000 per year.

Psi Iota Xi Louella Bradley Endowed Scholarship

Psi Iota Xi Sorority is a philanthropic organization dedicated to supporting community needs, including the field of speech and hearing. Eta Omicron, the local chapter, has designated this scholarship in honor of Louella Bradley.

Eligibility criteria

  • The recipient shall be a graduate student enrolled in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology and a permanent resident of the State of Michigan.
  • The award will be given once per year to a deserving student in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Raymond R. and Beverly K. Shevchik Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility criteria

  • The scholarship shall be awarded to a full-time or part time undergraduate student majoring in speech pathology and audiology.
  • The recipient shall have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of application.
  • Preference shall be given to eligible students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid; academic merit shall be a secondary consideration.

Award amount

The amounts of individual endowed scholarship awards are determined by the awarding department based upon the endowment's available spendable dollars.

Randall M. and Barbara L. Webber Endowed Scholarship

Funds shall support scholarships for graduate students with demonstrated financial need in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Eligibility criteria

  • The recipient shall have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application.

Max and Lisa M. Herrera Memorial Scholarship

Funds shall support scholarships for students pursuing a master's degree.

Eligibility criteria

  • The scholarship recipient will demonstrate a commitment to the field and have a minimum GPA of 3.3 at the time of application.

Award amount

Generally, award amount is dependent upon fund accumulation and demonstrated applicant need for both.

 

Note: No student shall be discriminated against for these scholarships because of age, color, creed, handicap, marital status, national origin, race or sex.

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