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Carol Seaholm Tymkowych Memorial Fellowship

The Carol Seaholm Tymkowych Fellowship is a permanent endowment for the speech and hearing science program area at the College of Health Solutions. Funding for this scholarship is made possible by annual earnings of the Arizona State University Foundation account and by memorial gifts.

Carol Seaholm earned her master's in communication disorders at Arizona State University. She was dedicated to helping those who suffer from communication disorders and wished for others to join her in this special vocation.

Her husband John, with family and friends, established the Carol Seaholm Tymkowych Memorial Fellowship to provide financial aid to those seeking a profession in the science and art of human communication and its disorders.

About the award

The award provides financial assistance to help defray tuition expenses. Award winners must meet all admission eligibility requirements and continue academic progress, as verified by the speech and hearing science program, to receive the award. At present, this award is for graduate students entering the second year of the program.


The Tymkowych fellowship is available to full-time, regularly admitted students entering the second year of the master of science in communication disorders program with a specialization in speech-language pathology. Selection is based on clinical performance, academic ability and career interest. Financial circumstances are also considered.

Application procedures

Please submit your electronic application as a single attachment to shsgrad@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 shsgrad@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. We may encourage strong admission candidates to apply after this deadline. All application materials should be submitted electronically. Paper submissions are not acceptable. 

All applicants will be reviewed and independently rated by each member of the award committee. The files for the top four applicants will be sent to the Tymkowych committee so they can rank the candidates. The committee will use the Tymkowych committee ratings to select the final candidate and then give recommendations for the final selection. Applications will be reviewed no later than 30 days prior to the award date, which is on or near the last day of classes. Recipients will be notified at least two weeks prior to the award’s ceremony and the recipient will be honored at the annual spring awards ceremony.