|Departments: Communication Science and Disorders||Categories: Communication Sciences and Disorders | Graduate Studies|
|Amount||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 have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or greater.|
|Application Procedure||Application for this scholarship award will be by invitation to students who have been admitted into the graduate program in communication sciences and disorders for the fall semester. Instructions to apply for this scholarship will be mailed with the letters of acceptance to the CSD graduate program. Return completed applications to the CSD Graduate Coordinator. The letters of recommendation that accompanied graduate school applications will be used in combination with scholarship applications.|
|Application Deadline||April 15|
|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 for this scholarship. In the event of a tie, committee members will be asked to rank the tied applications and then submit the rankings to the CSD Graduate Coordinator.|
|Selection Deadline||Late April|
|Notification||The award winner will be notified in writing by early May.|
This scholarship was established in memory of Nancy McKinley, who was a 1974 graduate of UW-Eau Claire. She was founding owner of Thinking Publications, one of the largest publishing houses in the country specializing in books and materials for speech-language pathologists and other related professionals. She received the UW-Eau Claire President's Award in 2001 as well as numerous state and national awards.
This fund was originally established with the primary support of SpeechPathology.com.
The recipient should write a letter of thanks and forward it to the CSD Graduate Coordinator, who will in turn forward the letter on to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.
A letter of thanks should also be sent to Stacy Williams, President of SpeechPathology.com, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, with a copy to Linda Schreiber