Scholarships

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. In 2019, CAPCSD distributed over $150,000 in scholarship support.

The 2020 scholarship program is open to all CAPCSD member programs in good standing as of September 15, 2019.

Application information for the scholarships being offered in 2020, will be available late summer/early fall.

Congratulations 2019 scholarship recipients! 

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 the Council. “Service” was the focus of the award to reflect her tireless efforts in forwarding the efforts of CAPCSD and the discipline.

Presented in honor of Frances J. Laven, 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. This award is intended for graduate students in a professional program (Master’s SLP, AuD or SLPD) 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. This scholarship program is open to students from CAPCSD member programs in good standing as of September 15, 2019. Only one scholarship application per paid CAPCSD membership will be accepted. Members with multiple potential applicants may devise their own internal process for the selection of the one application for review. The student that is selected will complete the application.

Ph.D. Scholarships

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 will address a salient factor influencing the Ph. D. pipeline: time to degree completion. CAPCSD announces 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 ten (10) scholarships of $20,000 each for successful scholarship awardees. These scholarships are intended for those students who have advanced to the candidacy stage of their respective doctoral programs (ABD). Doctoral students graduating in spring or summer 2019 can apply. However, priority will be given to those applicants completing their degrees in fall 2019 or beyond. This scholarship program is open to students from CAPCSD member programs in good standing as of September 15, 2019. Only one scholarship application per paid CAPCSD membership will be accepted. Members with multiple potential applicants should devise their own internal process for the selection of the one application for review. The student that is selected will complete the application.

CAPCSD welcomes applications from students working toward any research doctoral degree, typically a Ph.D.

Plural Research Scholarships

Presented in honor of Dr. Sadanand Singh, 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 scholarships to support graduate student research. There are two award categories: one Master’s/AuD level award intended for Master’s/AuD level students pursuing research in speech-language pathology or audiology and one doctoral-level award intended for Ph.D. students pursuing research in audiology, speech-language pathology, or speech-language-hearing sciences. Award amount: One $3,000 scholarship per award category. This scholarship program is open to students of CAPCSD member programs in good standing as of September 15, 2019. Multiple applicants are accepted from the same program.