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Scholarships and Professional Links


The CSDS Scholarship

The CSDS Scholarship is awarded to a graduate student for whom admission has been offered into the CSD program at Longwood University.  Applicants for this award are asked to submit a written essay describing those activities that have helped prepare them to become a successful speech-language pathologist.  Awards carry a stipend of up to $1,000, based upon available funding.  

Recipients include:

  • Joyanna Struzzieri (2015-2016)
  • Alyssa Bailey (2014-2015)
  • Anayancy Cascantea (2013-2014) 


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.  The Jason Foundation Scholarship is awarded to a first year graduate student who is selected based upon the completion of a written essay where the applicant is asked to address his or her future plans to assist survivors of brain injury.

Recipients include:

  • Kelly Chaney (2015-2016)
  • Meredith Peck (2014-2015)
  • Nikki Davis (2013 – 2014)
  • Rebecca Schwerdtfeger (2012 – 2013)
  • Ashley Pawlik (2011 – 2012)
  • Amanda Chandler (2010 – 2011)
  • Caitlyn Freeman (2009 – 2010)


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



Financial Aid and Graduate Assistantships








Professional Links

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