|Departments: Communication Science and Disorders||Categories: Communication Sciences and Disorders | Graduate Students|
|Amount||One award of $900.|
|Eligibility Criteria||This award is for a student in the second year of her/his graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders who is completing a research-based thesis. It is intended to encourage quality research.|
|Application Procedure||Contact the CSD Graduate Coordinator for application instructions. A letter of support from your faculty thesis advisor must accompany the application.|
|Application Deadline||October 1 of the academic year of the award.|
The award will be based on the applied research for the master's thesis. The research must make a contribution to the knowledge base of the discipline, and be IRB approved.
Financial need is not a requirement, but may be considered.
The donor's intent is that the award not be given should applicants not meet the criteria.
The award will be applied to the recipient's business account at the beginning of spring semester.
The department is asked to notify the recipient in writing, with a copy of the letter sent to the research award sponsor. The department must also submit a Scholarship Award Form to the Financial Aid office.
Vicki Lord Larson, PhD, CCC-SLP, is University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire chancellor emerita. She received her bachelor's, masters, and doctorate in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she met her husband Jim. Jim was her source of support and encouragement throughout her career. He passed away in 2004.
Both Vicki and James were strong supporters of higher education and the advancement of research in a chosen discipline.
|Thank You||The recipient should write a thank-you letter to Vicki Lord Larson, 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.|