Communication Sciences and Disorders Scholarships

There are several scholarships and awards available each year for undergraduate and graduate students in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The scholarships and awards listed below are offered through the department, college, graduate school and other organizations. Some of them require a formal application, while others are by nomination only.

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

In addition to these scholarships, undergraduate students are encouraged to visit the University of Maine Office of Studet Financial Aid for additional funding resources.

Jean A. and David A. Webb ’56 Speech Scholarship

This scholarship is provided to assist deserving students majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Maine. Nominations are made by faculty members.

Communication Sciences and Disorders Scholarship Fund (supported through a donation from Peter J. & Louise Auclair Riley)

This fund was established to assist a student who is a Maine resident and a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Maine. Nominations are made by faculty members.

Peter and Brianne Metcalf Family Scholarship

A financial advisor with Morgan Stanley in Portland, ME, Peter Metcalf, and his wife, Brianne Metcalf, created this scholarship to provide financial assistance to students, with a preference to those in the men’s ice hockey program or majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Nominations are made by faculty members.

Edward C. & Grace A. Cutting Merit Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to fund students with demonstrated financial need. Applications for this award are submitted online.

Charles Leslie & Helen H. Eastman Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to fund students with demonstrated financial need. Applications for this award are submitted online.

Oscar Treat Turner Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to fund students with demonstrated financial need. Applications for this award are submitted online.

EMMC Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students who are Maine residents in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. To be eligible, a student must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled in the college’s nursing, social work, nutrition and dietetics, medical laboratory sciences, premed, or communication sciences and disorders programs and have aspirations to work in Maine after graduation. If you are interested in applying for this award, please contact the department’s undergraduate program coordinator.

Maine Community Foundation Regional Scholarships

Student can apply for a variety of scholarships through the Maine Community Foundation. Two of these scholarships are listed below.

Herbert Wardle Jr. Fund

The Herbert Wardle Jr Fund was established to support, in priority order, graduates of Mt. Desert Island High School, residents of Mt. Desert Island, residents of Hancock County, and residents of the State of Maine pursuing post secondary education at the University of Maine. This fund is intended to benefit students in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture.

Kingsley Brown Educational Fund

The Kingsley Brown Educational Fund was established by the friends and family of Kingsley Brown to provide scholarship support for higher education at the graduate level for graduates of high schools in Washington County. Applicants must be accepted into an accredited graduate degree program to be eligible.

GRADUATE FUNDING

Tuition and research funding awards are available each year for graduate students in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The assistantships, clinical traineeships, scholarships, and research funding sources listed below are offered through the department, college, graduate school, and outside organizations.

ASSISTANTSHIPS

Departmental Graduate Assistantships

Up to five graduate assistantships are awarded competitively each year to outstanding Communication Science and Disorders applicants to work in CSD research laboratories. Assistantships include partial tuition coverage and a generous monthly stipend.  Applicants wishing to be considered for an assistantship should contact the graduate coordinator.

Departmental Telepractice Clinical Traineeships

Up to five traineeships are awarded each semester to students completing their clinical practicum training in Speech Therapy Telepractice services. For more information, contact Dr. Judy Walker.

University Graduate Assistantships

The University of Maine posts graduate assistantships available to students of all majors throughout the campus. Assistantships include full or partial tuition coverage and a generous monthly stipend.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Regional Graduate Scholarship

The Regional Graduate Scholarship program is designed to reduce out of state tuition costs for new Communication Science and Disorders graduate students from VT, RI, NJ, MA, CT, NH, and PA.

Atlantic Provinces Graduate Scholarship

Three scholarships paying a year’s tuition are available on a competitive basis to graduates of the colleges and universities of the Atlantic Provinces and Quebec. The Graduate School requests nominations from departments in early February.

Graduate Trustee Tuition Scholarship

Up to twenty University of Maine graduate scholarships, which pay a year’s tuition, are available on a competitive basis to students enrolled in graduate programs. Scholarship recipients are required to register for nine hours of credit each semester. The Graduate School requests nominations from departments in early February.

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship

The University of Maine Graduate School awards two scholarships which pay a year’s tuition are available to graduate students whose socioeconomic background, prior academic or work experience, and/or graduate educational interests would bring a unique perspective to the University of Maine community. Preference for these scholarships is given to individuals from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented at the University of Maine. Scholarship recipients are required to register for nine hours of credit each semester. The Graduate School requests nominations from departments in early February.

Lynda Mazzola Scholarship

Available through the Autism Society of Maine, each year one $2,500 scholarship is awarded in memory of Lynda Mazzola, MA, CCC-SLP, founding member of the Autism Society of Maine. This scholarship is awarded to a Maine student who has completed a bachelor’s degree, or is soon to graduate, and has been accepted to a master’s or doctoral degree program in speech-language pathology or occupational therapy.

MCF Regional Scholarships

Student can apply for a variety of scholarships through the Maine Community Foundation. Two of these scholarships are listed below.

Herbert Wardle Jr. Fund

The Herbert Wardle Jr Fund was established to support, in priority order, graduates of Mt. Desert Island High School, residents of Mt. Desert Island, residents of Hancock County, and residents of the State of Maine pursuing post secondary education at the University of Maine. This fund is intended to benefit students in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture.

Kingsley Brown Educational Fund

The Kingsley Brown Educational Fund was established by the friends and family of Kingsley Brown to provide scholarship support for higher education at the graduate level for graduates of high schools in Washington County. Applicants must be accepted into an accredited graduate degree program to be eligible.

Lynda Mazzola Scholarship

Awarded through the Autism Society of Maine, each year one $2,500 scholarship is awarded in memory of Lynda Mazzola, MA, CCC-SLP, founding member of the Autism Society of Maine. This scholarship is awarded to a Maine student who has completed a bachelor’s degree, or is soon to graduate, and has been accepted to a master’s or doctoral degree program in speech-language pathology or occupational therapy.

Mary K. Brandt / Jon Petit Scholarship

This scholarship by the Maine Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSLHA)is for a Maine resident who is studying communication disorders at the graduate level. More information or to apply to the scholarship, visit the MSLHA website.

RESEARCH FUNDING

Graduate Student Government Grants

The University of Maine Graduate Student Government awards individual grants for conference presentations, professional development, research supplies, and conference travel.

Student Research Travel Award

ASHA offers this award to help students attend ASHA’s annual Convention to highlight the research activities of emerging scientists and encourage careers in science and research. Awardees are selected solely on the basis of their abstract submission to the ASHA Convention. No additional application is required.

Plural Publishing Research Scholarships

Plural Publishing currently funds two scholarships to support graduate student research. There are two award categories: one Master’s/AuD award intended for clinical students pursuing research in speech-language pathology or audiology and one doctoral-level award intended for PhD students pursuing research in audiology, speech-language pathology, or speech-language-hearing sciences. Award amount: One $3,000 scholarship per award category. This scholarship program is open to students of CAPCSD member programs in good standing. Applications are submitted online.