Department of Communication
Sciences and Disorders
West Chester University
Dr. Cheryl D. Gunter, Chair
201 Carter Drive, Suite 400
West Chester, PA 19383
Numerous funding opportunities are available at both the graduate and undergraduate level.
Mr. Suppan was a faculty member in our department from 1964 to 1982. He developed this scholarship to be used towards the payment of tuition for students who demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to participation in professional activities, particularly NSSLHA. Each year, one student will be selected to receive $1000 (to be applied to tuition for the following Fall Semester). Application criteria: To qualify as an applicant for this award, a student must meet the following criteria:
This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student in the Department of Communicative Disorder's Pre-graduate Certification Program (PCP). An award of $500.00 will be made once per year in the Spring semester to a student who meets the following criteria:
The Communicative Disorders Graduate Endowment Scholarship was developed in 2008 to reward an incoming full time or part time graduate student for his/her scholarly work. Specifically, the award is given to a student enrolled in SPP 501 (Foundations of Research) based on the quality of his or her research proposal. The instructor of SPP 501 will identify 10 finalists for this award after reviewing all of the research proposals written by all of the students in the class as part of the course requirements. Selection of the top 10 proposals will be based on consideration of the following:
The 10 finalists will present their research (written and oral) to the faculty as a whole. The faculty will rate each presentation, and the finalist with the highest number of points will receive the award.
The award will be presented in the beginning of an applicant's first spring semester of classes. The recipient will receive a check for $1,000 to be used for purchasing equipment (if needed) for the proposed research and/or to support the recipient's graduate studies (e.g., textbooks, tuition, etc.)
The scholarship supports undergraduate (45 completed credits) and graduate (12 completed credits) students from the College of Health Sciences whose overall GPA is 3.25+. Application forms are available from the Department of Kinesiology, College of Health Sciences. The amount of the Scholarship is $1000.
A limited number of Graduate Assistantships are available to highly qualified students. These are awarded to individual students through academic departments on a competitive basis. Full-time Graduate Assistantships provide full tuition remission and a stipend. They require Full-time graduate enrollment (at least 9 semester hours) and to work 20 hours per week for the department. Half-time Graduate assistantships are also available. They provide half tuition remission, and half the full-time stipend. Full-time Graduate enrollment is still required. Graduate Assistantships are not awarded to students during the semesters in which they are completing their off-campus Graduate affiliations.
If you wish to apply for an Assistantship, an application is available through the Office of Graduate Studies. Completed applications must be returned to that Office.
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