Camp Shout Out scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students

A scholarship is available to help cover the Camp Shout Out participation fee for Western Michigan University speech-language pathology students. WMU undergraduate students or incoming graduate students in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences may apply for the scholarship if they have taken a fluency course and applied to the camp.

Camp Shout Out is located on Big Blue Lake in Holton, Michigan. It offers campers ages eight to 18 who stutter a residential, interactive therapeutic experience in a traditional summer camp setting. Students engage in state-of-the-art learning experiences and collaborate with professionals and experts in the field. Speech-language pathologists participate in a hands-on, unique continuing education training opportunity with a leadership team directed by Board Certified Specialists in Fluency.

The scholarship is supported by a gift given by Jen Read, in honor of her mother, M. Margaret Read, a WMU alumna and speech-language pathologist in the Boston, Mass. area for many years. One of Margaret's passions was supporting education related to fluency disorders.

"Camp Shout Out presents a wonderful opportunity for campers and for our students," said Dr. Ann Tyler, associate dean of the College of Health and Human Services. "This gift, in memory of Margaret, highlights her commitment to Dr. Van Riper's legacy of fluency education and clinical services."

To apply for the Margaret Read Award

  1. Apply to Camp Shout Out.
  2. Forward a copy of that application to Dr. Laura DeThorne, chair of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, by March 15.
  3. Award decisions will be made and communicated by mid-April.

Past recipients

  • 2018 - Anna Poggensee