Scholarships

The University of Cincinnati Speech-Language Pathology program has stipends and scholarships that will be awarded to students based on quality of academic record and performance in the program.

Interested students should check “YES, please consider me for scholarships for which I am eligible” in the “questions” section of the CSDCAS application. No second application is required.  During the second year, paid traineeships are available; these opportunities and application procedures will be discussed during the first year of the graduate program.

The mission of the Albert C. Yates Fellowship Program at the University of Cincinnati is to enrich the educational environment for all graduate students by supporting the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority groups who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with high potential for academic success to graduate programs at the University of Cincinnati.

This award requires program nomination; students cannot directly apply.

Established February 2016 by Ronald and Rose Ferrier in honor of their daughter, Christina, who died suddenly in November 2015 while a graduate student in speech language pathology.  Provided scholarship(s) shall be awarded to graduate students enrolled in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in speech language pathology with preference given to students enrolled in the online program.  Preference will be given to students who are actively engaged in meaningful volunteer activity within their community, exhibit a strong work ethic, and are committed to excellence in the pursuit of their career in speech-language pathology. Students who have applied and been accepted to the Master of Arts in Communication Sciences & Disorders will be notified if they are a recipient of this scholarship.  

Established by Timothy B. and Terri A. Hollenkamp, a speech-language pathology alumna and owner of REHAB on the Run and Rehab Resources, as well as Scott and Tina Whalen with matching funds from the University of Cincinnati Health.  Recipient(s) must be enrolled in the College of Allied Health Sciences, and have a diverse background, based upon factors including, but not limited to, socio-economic status (family income, wealth, etc.), parental education, cultural awareness, and history of overcoming adversity. Recipient(s) must have and maintain at least a 3.2 GPA.  Preference shall be given to a first-generation student. Scholarship is awarded based on program director nomination of eligible students.

Established in 2012 by an anonymous donor.  This scholarship has two categories: 1) scholarships for master’s level nutrition students and 2) scholarships for students, graduates or undergraduates from across all the disciplines offered at the college, who have completed, or will take before graduation, a course in nutrition at the college.  Available funds dependent on annual contributions. 

Established in 2018 by the Kelchner family to find and support future leaders in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) with matching funds from UC Health.  This fund reflects their value of strong, principled leadership regardless of the organization.  Lisa Kelchner, PhD, has served as a CSD faculty member as well as interim department chair.  Recipient(s) must be enrolled in a CSD graduate program focusing on clinical speech-language pathology (e.g. medical or educational focus) within the college.  Recipient(s) must have a diverse background, based upon factors, including, but not limited to, socio-economic status (family income, wealth, etc.), parental education, cultural awareness, and history of overcoming adversity. Faculty will nominate rising 2nd year MA SLP students who embody these traits. Nominees will submit a 500 word essay that  includes short description of explaining their unique background and how it contributes to their vision of how, as a speech language pathologist, they will serve individuals who need our specialized care.

Established to provide scholarships for University of Cincinnati Speech Language Hearing Sciences  undergraduate students that matriculate into the Master of Arts in Communication Sciences & Disorders (speech-language pathology) program. Eligible students who have applied and been accepted into the Master of Arts in Communication Sciences & Disorders program will be notified if they are a recipient of this scholarship.  

The Graduate Incentive Award is funded by the Graduate School and  covers all or part of a student’s tuition and fees. The appointing program sends scholarship offers to students who apply to the program, including information about the amount and duration of the award and the terms of the offer. Students must maintain all of the required eligibility requirements in their offer letter to maintain their tuition scholarship.

Established in 2008 by Katie’s family and friends in her memory after a tragic car accident.  Katie was an alumna who earned a Bachelor of Science & Master of Arts in Communication Sciences & Disorders (speech-language pathology).  She was a single mom who exemplified determination and resilience in her pursuit of an education.  This award continues her spirit in support of others.  Provides tuition assistance to students in the College of Allied Health Sciences’ Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders. It is the donor’s preference that the scholarship be awarded each year to a single parent. If there are no single parent candidates then the department may choose a worthy candidate.  Available funds dependent on annual contributions. Students who have applied and been accepted into the Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders program will be notified if they are a recipient of this scholarship.  

Preparing Early Intervention Providers for the Opioid Epidemic (PEPOpE) is an interdisciplinary training program for master’s level students in the College of Allied Health at the University of Cincinnati studying occupational therapy (OT), social work (SW), and speech-language pathology (SLP). The program will prepare 42 students to be highly effective and highly qualified allied health professionals prepared to meet the needs of children with intra-uterine opioid exposure (IOE) and their families. Students earn a stipend for participation of the program. 

Established to provide scholarships for University of Cincinnati Speech Language Hearing Sciences  undergraduate students that matriculate into the Master of Arts in Communication Sciences & Disorders (speech-language pathology) program. Eligible students who have applied and been accepted into the Master of Arts in Communication Sciences & Disorders program will be notified if they are a recipient of this scholarship. 

Established in 2016 by UC Health. Recipient(s) must be enrolled in the College of Allied Health Sciences, entering their professional program. Eligible programs are: Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) (seniors), Dietetics Coordinated Program (juniors), Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Advanced Medical Imaging Technology (AMIT) (juniors), Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Master of Arts in Communication Sciences & Disorders, Audiology, Master of Social Work (MSW). Recipient(s) must have a diverse background, hold a 3.2 GPA or better and must have desire to practice in a hospital setting.  Available funds dependent on annual contributions. Scholarship is awarded based on program director nomination of eligible students.