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.

Applications will be accepted Monday, September 16, 2019 - Friday, November 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST.

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

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 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 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 eight (8) 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 2020 can apply, however, priority will be given to those applicants completing their degrees in fall 2020 or beyond.

Ready to start looking for a job?

CAPCSD is offering a webinar on:

Preparing for Interviews
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. EDT

Registration is required. 

  • $10 for Ph.D. students
  • $15 for CAPCSD members
  • $35 for CAPCSD non-members

Applying for the CAPCSD Ph.D. scholarship? 

Watch the recording of the October 8, 2019 webinar for helpful information.

Successful Strategies for CAPCSD Ph.D. Scholarship Applicants



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.