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Scholarships and Student Resources

CAPCSD has a long history of supporting student education through the scholarship program. The scholarships target both prospective professionals and academics in audiology, speech-language pathology, and hearing/speech/language science. CAPCSD has distributed over $1 million dollars of scholarship support.

Applications for the 2022 scholarship program will open in late-summer/early-fall.

The 2022 scholarship program is open to students from CAPCSD member programs with a membership paid in full no later than September 15, 2021.

Frances J. Laven Scholarship

As co-owner of CAPCSD's first management company, Frances Laven was instrumental in organizing the Council's administrative and procedural foundations, beginning in 1989.  From 2002 to 2013, Ms. Laven served as the Executive Director for CAPCSD and facilitated the growth of the Council and its many activities. As her duties continued to expand, she met her responsibilities with poise and an openness to the development of CAPCSD and its member programs. Her leadership exemplified outstanding service to both CAPCSD and the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.  All who came into contact with her, particularly Board members, became enamored with personal yet professional style in handling all CAPCSD issues, big or small.

The Frances J. Laven award was initiated in 2014 when Ms. Laven retired from her position with CAPCSD. "Service" was the focus of the award to reflect her tireless efforts in forwarding the efforts of CAPCSD and the discipline.

In honor of Frances Laven, CAPCSD is funding one student scholarship to recognize exemplary student service.

Ph.D. Scholarships


The Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) is committed to addressing the Ph.D. shortage in communication sciences and disorders. To this end, CAPCSD addresses a salient factor influencing the Ph.D. pipeline: time to degree completion. CAPCSD offers a scholarship program for students pursuing a research doctoral degree (i.e. Ph.D.) focused on an academic career in communication sciences and disorders. CAPCSD will fund up to eight (8) scholarships of $20,000 each for successful scholarship awardees. These scholarships are intended for those students who have advanced or will be advancing to the candidacy stage of their respective doctoral programs (ABD). Doctoral students graduating in spring or summer 2022 can apply, however, priority will be given to those applicants completing their degrees in fall 2022 or beyond.

Plural Publishing Research Scholarships

The Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) promotes research by students in Communication Sciences and Disorders. In support of this goal, Plural Publishing has generously agreed to fund two scholarship awards to support graduate student research:

Master’s/AuD level award is intended for Master’s/AuD level students who are pursuing research in speech-language pathology or audiology.

Doctoral-level award is intended for Ph.D. students who are pursuing research in audiology, speech-language pathology, or speech-language-hearing sciences.

Student Resources

We encourage graduate students to explore additional resources for scholarships, grants, and fellowships.

Congratulations 2021 scholarship recipients!!!

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