|Departments: Communication Science and Disorders||Categories: Communication Sciences and Disorders|
|Amount||One award of $500.|
All applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree or equivalent in communication disorders and be in the second year of the graduate degree program in CSD at UW-Eau Claire when this scholarship is received. The recipient must be composing a written thesis as part of program completion.
Financial need is not a requirement for eligibility.
Applicants must complete the scholarship application form and have at least two letters of recommendation submitted by October 1st to be eligible. A personal statement no longer than two pages must also be included, that addresses the following: an explanation of the applicant's thesis project and its benefit to the discipline, a rationale for why the applicant deserves the scholarship, and any other factors the applicant deems relevant.
Contact the CSD Graduate Coordinator for more application instructions.
|Application Deadline||October 1st of the second year of the applicant's graduate program.|
Awarding of the scholarship will be determined based upon a combination of past accomplishments and strong undergraduate academic records. Character and a commitment to completing a written thesis as a part of graduate program completion will also be considered.
A committee of CSD faculty will independently rank applications for this scholarship. In the event of a tie, committee members will be asked to rank the tied applicants. The Scholarship Committee will submit its rankings to the CSD Graduate Coordinator.
|Selection Deadline||November 1st of the second year of the applicant's graduate program.|
|Notification||The department notifies the recipient in writing, with a copy of the letter sent to the research award sponsor. The department also submits a scholarship award form to the Financial Aid office.|
|Special Notes||This fund was established by Rebecca and Jon Stellmacher in honor of their daughter Abigail, who completed undergraduate (2009) and graduate (2011) degrees in communication sciences and disorders at UW-Eau Claire. The donors understand that there are typically a limited number of CSD graduate students who complete a thesis in any given year. However, it is critical that the recipient of this scholarship be working on a thesis. The donors also understand that the fund may go un-awarded if there are no qualified thesis students.|
|Thank You||The recipient should write a letter of thanks and address it to Abigail Meehl in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, and forward it to the CSD Graduate Coordinator.|