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CAPCSD and ASHA will offer a joint webinar on Medicare on January 10, 2018. Watch for upcoming information.

The final CSD Education Survey participation rate is 89% with 285 institutions out of 321 that received the survey.

Frances J. Laven Scholarship

2018 Frances J. Laven Scholarship Guidelines
Presented in honor of Frances J. Laven

Program Description
The Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) promotes service by students in Communication Sciences and Disorders. In support of this goal, CAPCSD is funding one student scholarship to recognize exemplary student service.

Award Description
This award is intended for graduate students in a professional program (Master’s SLP, AuD, or SLP-D) who have shown exemplary service. Examples of service may include, but are not limited to, community service, service to the department or university, or service to the greater discipline.

Award Amount
One $5,000 scholarship.

Graduate students currently enrolled in a professional graduate program (Master’s SLP, AuD, or SLP-D) at a CAPCSD member institution with membership in good standing as of September 15, 2017.

Member programs may nominate only one scholarship application to be reviewed by CAPCSD. Programs with multiple potential applicants may devise their own internal review process for the selection of one applicant. The selected candidate can submit their own application.

Application Requirements

– Nomination letter from a faculty mentor signed by the department chair
– Student CV/Resume
– One-page essay (350 word limit) on service, written by the student, that includes:
– Description of the long-term impact of the service
– Demonstration of commitment to service
– Student’s leadership role
– Self-reflection on the experience’s impact on the student’s development


Click here to access the application.

Applications will be accepted until 12:00 a.m. midnight, EDT, Friday, January 5, 2018.

The successful applicant will be notified by early-March 2018. The winner will be announced at the CAPCSD conference in Austin, April 11-14, 2018.

If you have questions, please contact Deborah Ortiz at dortiz@capcsd.org.