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Scholarships and Student Resources

CAPCSD Scholarships

Student Resources

Ph.D. Student Positions

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.


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



Ph.D. students are invited to search doctoral programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders that are recruiting students.

Application Timeline

Scholarship applications are closed.  

Recipients will be announced by April 2024.

The 2023 scholarship program is open to graduate students from CAPCSD member programs that have a membership paid in full no later than September 15, 2024.

Member institutions may nominate only one graduate student applicant for the Ph.D. Scholarship and Frances J. Laven Scholarship. Programs with multiple potential applicants should devise their own internal review process to select the applicant. The selected student will submit the application.

Multiple applicants from member programs will be considered for the Plural Publishing Research Scholarships.

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 up to ten (10) student scholarships to recognize exemplary student service.

Ph.D. Scholarships


CAPCSD is committed to addressing the Ph.D. shortage in communication sciences and disorders and offers this scholarship program for students pursuing a Ph.D. and who are focused on an academic career in communication sciences and disorders.  These scholarships support Ph.D. students in the dissertation phase of their doctoral program and applicants must intend to pursue an academic career in CSD. The mentor's letter of support should confirm that the applicant will have passed to the candidacy stage (ABD) by June 15, 2024, as well as provide an indication of the applicant's likely graduation date. CAPCSD will fund up to ten (10) scholarships of $12,000 each for successful scholarship awardees.

Plural Publishing Research Scholarships

CAPCSD promotes research by students in communication sciences and disorders. In support of this goal, Plural Publishing has generously agreed to fund two (2) scholarship awards to support graduate student research.

One (1) Master’s/AuD level scholarship is intended for Master’s/AuD level students who are pursuing research in speech-language pathology or audiology.

One (1) Doctoral-level scholarship is intended for Ph.D. students who are pursuing research in audiology, speech-language pathology, or speech-language-hearing sciences.

Congratulations 2023 scholarship recipients!!!

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