||One award of $500.
| Eligibility Criteria
||All applicants must have received a letter of acceptance into the graduate program in communication sciences and disorders for the fall semester of the current year, and must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or greater.
| Application Procedure
||Application for this scholarship award will be by invitation to CSD students who have been admitted into the graduate program for the fall semester. Instructions to apply for this scholarship award will be mailed with letters of acceptance to the program. Return completed scholarship applications to the Graduate Coordinator by April 15. The letters of recommendation that accompanied graduate school applications will be used for consideration of the award.
| Application Deadline
| Selection Procedure
||Awarding of the scholarship will be determined based upon a combination of past accomplishments and strong undergraduate academic records. A committee of past CSD master's degree graduates will independently rank applications. In the event of a tie, committee members will be asked to rank the tied applications. The Scholarship Committee will then submit its rankings to the CSD Graduate Coordinator.
| Selection Deadline
||The award winner will be notified in writing by early May.
| Special Notes
||This scholarship was established in memory of Jennifer Marks, who died tragically in a car accident in August of 2000. Jennifer graduated from Fall Creek High School in 1993, earning her undergraduate degree from UW-Eau Claire in 1998 with highest honors. She went on to earn her master's degree in communication disorders, also from UW-Eau Claire, in the spring of 2000. Jennifer was working for the Tomah School District, travelling in between schools, when her car was struck by a train, killing both her and a co-worker. Jennifer was 'the kind of person who elevated everyone. She was kind, caring and a wonderful companion.'
| Thank You
||The recipient should write a thank you letter to the Marks Family, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, and forward it to the CSD Graduate Coordinator, who will in turn forward the letter on to the Foundation.