Financing & Funding for Communication Sciences & Disorders Graduate Students
All costs for graduate students at UVM are outlined on the Student Financial Services website.
Financial Aid for Graduate Students FAQ
Read our FAQ about how financing works (PDF).
Graduate Fellowships, Assistantships and More
The following opportunities are available:
- A limited number of $5,000 one-time tuition scholarships for incoming out of state students.
- A single graduate college fellowship paying tuition for an incoming student. Selection based on undergraduate GPA, GRE scores, and letters of recommendation.
- Several graduate teaching and research fellowships for second-year graduate students. These require 10 hours of work per week and provide up to $7500 and 12 credits of tuition for the year. Selection based on performance during the graduate student's first year and financial need.
- A small amount of money is available each year from department scholarship funds, based on need.
Learn about Graduate College fellowships, teaching assistantships, travel mini-grants, summer research stipends and more on the Graduate College website.
Department Funding Source: VT-ILEHP Program
A traineeship is available for second year CSD graduate students. This traineeship prepares culturally competent, family-centered and community-based leadership professionals to improve the health of infants, children and adolescents, with or at risk for neurodevelopmental and related disabilities and their families. Advanced masters or doctoral students and community professionals who have completed the basic professional level of training in their discipline are encouraged to apply. The following disciplines are eligible to apply for funding: medicine; nursing, physical therapy; occupational therapy; speech-language pathology; audiology; social work; psychology; nutrition; and health administration. A stipend of $11,500 (for 20 hours/week for 10 months) and tuition remission for 6 graduate credits to take two Interdisciplinary Leadership & Research courses available. Dependent on annual funding. Contact MaryAlice.Favro@uvm.edu and visit the VT-ILEHP website.
Funding Sources Outside of UVM for CSD Students
- American Association of University Women (AAUW): offers Career Development Grants for women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. These grants provide support for course work beyond a bachelor's degree, including a master's degree, second bachelor's degree, or specialized training in technical or professional fields.
- The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): offers a publication titled: Guidelines for Graduate Scholarships or Research Grants. To order, call (301) 897-5700 ext. 3395. Another ASHA resource: Funding Sources: A Guide for Future Audiologists, Speech-Language Pathologists and Speech, Language and Hearing Scientists is available.
- Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD): Two awards for student scholarship sponsored by Thomson-Delmar and CAPCSD are available. Each award consists of a $3000 honorarium.
- The General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts (GFWC): offers for legal residents of Massachusetts a communication disorder/speech therapy scholarship. For more information, refer to the application form.
- Health Careers Foundation (HCF): provides scholarships and low interest loans (up to $4,000) to pay for education costs in the health fields including speech-language pathology.
- Sertoma International: offers scholarships for graduate students in speech pathology/audiology.
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