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Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Scholarship

As members of under-represented educational groups, children who use AAC and CI require the support of speech-language pathologists with expertise in technology and collaborative skills in working with other professionals. This program is designed to increase the number of qualified speech-language pathologists effectively prepared to work with children who use AAC and CI in inclusive education settings using collaborative strategies.

Availability: Maximum of 8 qualified candidates per academic year


Qualifications: Students who have completed an undergraduate degree at Fontbonne University or another four year college or university and have been accepted as graduate students in the Fontbonne University Speech-Language Pathology program

Scholarship/Award Recipients Receive

  • Tuition remission of 29 credit hours
  • $2,000 practicum stipend
  • $200 for books for each semester in the scholarship program
  • Funds for professional education and development programs
  • Participants in annual professional forums by leaders in AAC and CI
  • A university mentor during the clinical fellowship year

Scholarship Opportunity Requirements

Scholarship awardees must sign a service obligation agreement.

Before graduation:

  • Successful completion of required coursework
  • Successful completion of graduate clinical practica with groups of children using AAC or CI in inclusive educational settings
  • Participation in the Capellupo Family Augmentative and Alternative Communication Weekend Theater Camp
  • Participation in a collaborative seminar in which case studies are discussed
  • Attendance at one forum per year presented by nationally recognized experts in AAC and CI in alternate years
  • Attendance at professional conferences
  • Participation in a professional journal club

After graduation:

  • Two years of employment with children birth-21 who are IEP eligible
  • Mentorship program participation for the first year of employment following graduation
  • Professional forum attendance
  • Collaborative preparation with the mentor on an AAC and CI in-service for faculty and staff where participant is employed
  • All-cohort meeting attendance twice per year

For more information on how to apply for this scholarship, please contact:
Department of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
msslp@fontbonne.edu | 314.889.1407