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James Case Speech and Hearing Scholarship

The James Case Speech and Hearing Scholarship is an operating account within the Department of Speech and Hearing Science. Funding for this scholarship is made possible by contributions to the scholarship fund by alumni, faculty, staff and other donators.

Dr. James Case was a faculty member who was an integral part of the ASU's Department of Speech and Hearing for 31 years. He taught classes, conducted research and provided clinical services and training in the areas of voice and cranio-facial disorders. As a tribute to Dr. Case's contribution to our students and the field of speech-language pathology, the department established the James Case Speech and Hearing Scholarship to provide financial aid to those seeking a profession in the art and science of speech-language pathology.

About the Award

The award provides financial assistance to help defray tuition expenses. Award winners must meet all departmental admission eligibility requirements and continue academic progress, as verified by the chair of the Department of Speech and Hearing Science, to receive the award. At present, this award is intended for incoming master's candidates from the ASU undergraduate program.

Criteria

The James Case Speech and Hearing Scholarship is available to full-time, regularly admitted students entering the Master of Science in communication disorders program. Selection will be decided upon by the department's awards committee with the intent to recruit strong students into the field of communication disorders. Qualified applicants who have completed their undergraduate work or deficiency course work at ASU are encouraged to apply.

Application Procedures

Please submit your electronic application as a single attachment to Kimberly.doney@asu.edu. The applicant needs to submit:

  • The SHS Award Application Form
  • Resume (1-2 pages)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • A brief biography (1-2 pages) addressing the following questions:
    • Why do you want to be a speech-language pathologist or audiologist?
    • What are your goals?
    • Please include information about special financial needs or disabilities in your biography.
  • Three letters of recommendation. At least one letter should be from a University Faculty member. It is recommended that you also have a letter from a certified speech-language pathologist or audiologist. The referee will send their letter directly to the Department at Kimberly.doney@asu.edu.   The referee only needs to write one letter even if you are applying to several scholarships. 

Save the application (excluding letters of recommendation) in a single document with the file name LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_NameOfScholarship (i.e. SMITH_JANE_Miller Quintana Moline 2015). 

Applications are due no later than Feb. 1. The department may encourage strong admission candidates to apply after this deadline. All application materials should be submitted electronically. Paper submission are not acceptable. 

Finalists will be chosen by the department's awards committee no later than 30 days prior to the award announcement. The committee will then give recommendations to the department chair who will make the final selection. The award will be announced as part of an annual awards ceremony in April. Recipients and donors will be encouraged to attend this event.