ASHFoundation Awards Student Scholarships and Grants The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation awarded $661,000 to 70 researchers, students and clinicians at its annual Founders Breakfast in November 2014. Nearly $280,000 of the total funding disbursement went to the newest generation of student scholars in communication sciences and disorders. New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarships ($10,000 each), funded by contributions ... ASHA News
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ASHA News   |   January 01, 2015
ASHFoundation Awards Student Scholarships and Grants
The ASHA Leader, January 2015, Vol. 20, 64. doi:10.1044/leader.AN8.20012015.64
The ASHA Leader, January 2015, Vol. 20, 64. doi:10.1044/leader.AN8.20012015.64
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation awarded $661,000 to 70 researchers, students and clinicians at its annual Founders Breakfast in November 2014. Nearly $280,000 of the total funding disbursement went to the newest generation of student scholars in communication sciences and disorders.
New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarships ($10,000 each), funded by contributions to the Dreams and Possibilities campaign. Scholarships support students in research/training doctoral programs who demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to a teacher-investigator career in the field of CSD. Recipients were:
  • Andrea Barton-Hulsey, Georgia State University

  • William J. Bologna, University of Maryland, College Park

  • Jessica G. Caron, Pennsylvania State University

  • Lynda Feenaughty, University at Buffalo

  • Mianisha Finney, Ohio University

  • Megan Gross, University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • Corinne Jones, University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • Casey S. Keck, University of Cincinnati

  • Aarthi Madhavan, University of Florida

  • Megann N. McGill, University of Texas at Austin

  • Jana Mueller, University of Texas at Dallas

  • Carolyn K. Novaleski, Vanderbilt University

  • Austin L. Oder, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

  • Jessie N. Patterson, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

  • Ileana Ratiu, Arizona State University

  • Melissa C. Sherman, University of Texas at Dallas

  • Jarrad Van Stan, MGH Institute of Health Professions

  • Sarah Villard, Boston University

General Student Scholarships ($5,000 each), funded by contributions to the annual fund, are awarded to students in CSD who demonstrate academic achievement and promise. Recipients were:
  • Suzanne M. Banda, master’s student, Illinois State University

  • Lindsay K. Butler-Trump, master’s student, Pennsylvania State University

  • Heather M. Campbell, PhD student, New York University

  • Nicole E. Corbin, PhD student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Emily A. Diehm, PhD student, Florida State University

  • Christine Fisher, master’s student, Rush University

  • Tonya Freeland, master’s student, University of Houston

  • Jessica Hall, PhD student, University of Iowa

  • Amanda Headley, AuD student, Vanderbilt University

  • Magdalene Jacobs, PhD student, Vanderbilt University

  • Melissa A. Johnson, PhD student, University of Rochester

  • Peter Kao, master’s student, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

  • Erik X. Raj, PhD student, Wayne State University

  • Jason Rosas, PhD student, University of New York

  • Isaac Sia, PhD student, University of Florida

Four scholarships give special priority to students with specific qualifications. Recipients were:
  • A. Louise Pinkerton, master’s student, University of Iowa (for a student with a disability, supported by the Leslie Londer Fund)

  • Nimisha Muttiah, PhD student, Pennsylvania State University (for a student from outside the United States, supported by the Kala Singh Memorial Fund)

  • Kimberly Crespo, master’s/PhD student, University of Wisconsin, Madison (for a student from a minority background, supported by the Minority Scholarship Fund)

  • Bailey Knudson, master’s student, University of Northern Iowa (National Student Speech Language Hearing Association scholarship, supported by the NSSLHA Scholarship Fund)

Student Research Grants in Audiology ($2,000 each), supported by the Ira M. Ventry and Brad W. Friedrich Memorial Funds and the General Fund:
  • Homira Osman, AuD/PhD student, Arizona State University (research mentor: Jessica Sullivan)

  • Paul Reinhart, PhD student, Northwestern University (research mentor: Pamela Souza)

Student Research Grant in Early Childhood Language Development ($2,000), supported by the Arlene Matkin Memorial Fund:
  • Brian Weiler, PhD student, Vanderbilt University (research mentor: C. Melanie Schuele)

The ASHFoundation’s research grant recipients, announced in the December 2014 issue, are posted at www.ashfoundation.org.
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