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Scholarships and Professional Links


Communication Disorders Foundation (CDF)

Communication Disorders Foundation (CDF) provides two student scholarships annually to graduate students in speech-language pathology or audiology who are studying in Virginia.

2010 recipient of a CDF award

Andrea Brewer, 2010 recipient of a CDF award (with "Verbalina")


The Jason Foundation

Through the generous donation of The Jason Foundation, a scholarship is available for a second year student who has an interest in working in the area of brain injury. Congratulations to Caitlin Freeman who was awarded this scholarship in 2008.

Progressus Therapy

In 2008, Progressus Therapy graciously provided an award to Rachel Weinberg, based on her essay about why she wishes to work in the public schools.

See http://www.progressustherapy.com/Student-Info/Scholarships-and-Grants.aspx for more information on Progressus' scholarships for graduate students.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Ethics Essay

We are delighted to announce that Melinda Simon, a CSDS graduate student, received third place in ASHA's Ethics Essay program, which included a cash prize! You can see Melinda's essay at http://www.asha.org/about/ethics/ethics_essay_recip.htm


ProCare Therapy Scholarships

ProCare Therapy offers scholarships to graduate students interested in working in a school setting.  See www.procaretherapy.com for more information.


Information on financial aid resources can be found from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association at http://www.asha.org/students/financial-aid/  and from Longwood's financial aid office http://www.longwood.edu/financialaid/index.htm


Graduate Assistantships

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies offers a number of Graduate Assistantships. More information can be found on the College of Graduate and Professional Studies web site.

The Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program has some funding from the Virginia Department of Education to provide graduate assistantships to persons willing to work in Virginia public schools. Please contact Dr. Power-deFur (powerdefurea@longwood.edu or 434.395.2369) for further information.


Student Organizations

student organization NSSLHA

Longwood chapter of NSSLHA

The Longwood chapter of NSSLHA is the local affiliate of the national organization. Both undergraduate and graduate students participate in the organization providing service to the community and promoting the profession.


Professional Organizations

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia

The Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV) promotes professional excellence and advocates quality services for people with communication, swallowing, and hearing disabilities. Formed in 1957, SHAV is a nonprofit organization of professionals working to meet the needs of people with communication impairments in Virginia

National Student Speech Language Hearing Association

The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is a pre-professional membership association for students interested in the study of communication sciences and disorders.


Professional Links



Articulation and Phonology


Phonetics Font


Auditory Processing

Augmentative Communication


Brain Injury

Stroke and Aphasia

Childhood Language Disorders

Language and Literacy

Cleft Palate

Cerebral Palsy

Down Syndrome