Scholarships

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences has several scholarships available to students. See below for requirements and application information.

Seth Poynter Memorial Award

Award Amount: $1,000

Description

Seth Poynter wearing black shirt and green tie with his arm around a female friend

Seth Poynter wearing a blue polo and sunglasses in front of the New York City skyline

Seth Poynter with his arms stretched out leaning against the rail of a boat with the Statue of Liberty in the background

Seth Poynter mimics an image of a monkey resting his chin in his hand

This award is given in memory of Seth Poynter, BHS ’09, MHS ’11.  Seth was an excellent student and wonderful, caring person.  If you talk to his classmates, you’ll hear he was a vital source of encouragement, humor and charisma. Always in the back of the class, his energy and genuine curiosity about speech and language radiated forward and was readily apparent to everyone in the room. Never hiding in the back, Seth was leading from the back – vaulting questions forward to keep everyone thinking and involved with the content.

As a clinician, he thrived on translating academic knowledge into real-life practice, and as a fellow student, he was known for being able to explain concepts in an inventive way that did not make others feel somehow lacking or incapable.  While at Mizzou, Seth was very involved with STRIPES, a program that offers safe rides to students late at night.  Learn more about STRIPES at stripes.missouri.edu. Seth was truly a bright spot on campus.  He made an indelible impression on us all.

Eligibility

  • Students in the Department of SLHS with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply for the award.
  • Preference will be given to a student affiliated with STRIPES at Mizzou.
  • As part of the application, applicants are asked to write an essay of 500–1,000 words about the impacts of drunk driving or about the applicant’s personal experience with this topic.
  • Recipient of the award will be given the opportunity to present the essay at a SLHS student organization meeting.

Application

To apply for the award, please send an email to mucsd@health.missouri.edu, including your name, year in the program (junior, senior, graduate student), address, and telephone number.  Attach your essay to the email.

Deadline: For full consideration, please submit materials by April 10, 2020.

Questions?  Contact Dr. Stacy Wagovich, wagovichs@health.missouri.edu.

 

Show Me Professional Development Award

Award Amount: $500

Sponsors

Portrait of Eva Trumbower wearing a gray blazerEva Trumbower, M.S., CCC-SLP, has practiced in public and private schools and preschools, Head Start programs, medical settings, private practice, grant implementation and as Clinical Instructor and Clinical Director at the University of Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. Ms. Trumbower is a life member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and of the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA). She has presented at ASHA Conventions, Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Conventions, MSHA Fall Conferences and has participated as MSHA Member-At-Large and on MSHA committees. She has served the profession in Missouri as a member and chairperson of the Advisory Commission to the Board of Healing Arts and, most recently, by representing MSHA on the Legislative Task Force for Dyslexia. Ms. Trumbower believes that fostering student interest and participation in professional organizations is an opportunity that assures ongoing professional growth and enhances advocacy and development of the field.

Portrait of Shirley Patterson wearing red blazer with white collared shirtShirley Patterson, PhD, CCC-SLP, has been active in professional speech-language-hearing organizations for the length of her career.  She served as a Legislative Counselor for Missouri for the ASHA for over 20 years and was named as an ASHA Fellow.  She was on numerous MSHA Committees, was President of the MSHA, served on the MSHA Board for many years and was given the Honors of MSHA.   Dr. Patterson has been a frequent presenter at MSHA conventions as well as an ASHA presenter.  Dr. Patterson has also been a member of the Advisory Commission to the Board of Healing Arts.  Her career has spanned over 60 years of active, rewarding work in the profession.  She has worked in public schools, private practice, non-profit organizations, as a professional development instructor, and in higher education where she taught and supervised students in speech-language pathology.  Currently, she serves on the Missouri Coordinating Board for Early Childhood.  Dr. Patterson believes service to the profession is an opportunity that has many rewards; and further, if young professionals can begin supporting the profession early, they will find it enhances their work experiences.

Co-Sponsors of the Show Me Professional Development Award

Supervising and mentoring students in the field has been of special interest during Dr. Patterson’s and Ms. Trumbower’s careers. Encouragement of students to become involved in their profession by contributing to the state professional association is a goal of this award. The Show Me Professional Development Award provides students the opportunity to attend the annual MSHA Convention and to actively participate by attending professional sessions, presenting short workshops, poster sessions, or joining in the student knowledge competition (Quest for the Cup). The intent of the award is to encourage students to begin a career-long dedication to contributing to their state professional association.

Description

This award provides support for students to attend the annual convention of the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association and may cover registration fee, housing, travel and food costs.  Selection of student recipients will be made by the CSD faculty.

Eligibility

  • Graduate-level students
  • Students will deliver presentation(s) with or without a faculty member; or participate in a poster session; or is a participant in Quest for the Cup (a yearly contest among Missouri higher education programs in speech-language pathology)
  • Agrees to attend the convention and professional sessions each day of attendance

Stipulations for student’s participation

  • Attends professional sessions each day
  • Writes a one-page report following the convention on the value of participation in professional activities

Application

To apply for the award, please send an email to mucsd@health.missouri.edu including your name and how you will be involved at Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Meeting and Convention. If you are presenting research, we would like to know:

  • What kind of presentation it is (seminar, student technical paper, student poster),
  • Whether it is a master’s thesis or honors thesis project, and
  • Whether you are first author on the presentation.

If you are representing the department in a different way, other than research, please describe your participation.

For full consideration, please submit request at least two months in advance of the conference.

Questions? Contact Dr. Stacy Wagovich, wagovichs@health.missouri.edu.

 

Dr. Shirley Patterson Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000

Description

Portrait of Shirley Patterson wearing red blazer with white collared shirtThis scholarship is made possible by Lance Patterson, in honor of his mother, Dr. Shirley Patterson. Dr. Patterson, PhD, CCC-SLP, was a former instructor and supervisor within the department. Dr. Patterson has been active within the profession for the length of her career.  An ASHA Fellow, she served as ASHA’s Legislative Counselor for Missouri for over 20 years.  She has served as the President of MSHA, the MSHA Board, and numerous MSHA Committees, earning MSHA’s Honors of the Association.  Her career has spanned over 60 years of active, rewarding work in the profession.  She has worked in public schools, private practice, non-profit organizations, as a professional development instructor, and in higher education where she taught and supervised students in speech-language pathology.  Currently, she serves on the Missouri Coordinating Board for Early Childhood.

Eligibility

  • First year graduate students in the Department of SLHS with a GPA of 3.7 or higher are eligible.
  • The student must demonstrate commitment to the profession of speech-language pathology through service and leadership activities as an undergraduate student.

Application

To inquire about this scholarship, please email mucsd@health.missouri.edu.

 

Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences Travel Award

Award Amount: Varies

Description

The SLHS Travel Award is funded by SLHS faculty, alumni, and other donors.  This award is intended to help with the costs of student travel to conferences within and outside the state.

Eligibility

  • The student must be currently enrolled in the SLHS BHS, MHS, or PhD programs.
  • The student must be contributing to the conference, in addition to attending. Examples include presenting a poster or paper, competing in Quest for the Cup at MSHA, or attending in one’s role as an officer of MSHA or NSSLHA-National.

Application

The student is asked to write an email letter to the Chair, at wagovichs@health.missouri.edu, requesting funding.  The student should copy the faculty supervisor on the email as well.  The following should be included within the letter:

  1. The name and date of the conference
  2. The student’s role at the conference
  3. If the student’s role is “presenter”, has the presentation already been accepted? What is the order of authorship?  (That is, is the student the first author?)
  4. Presentation title
  5. Estimate expense of registration, hotel, airfare, and presentation expense (e.g., poster printing fees, if applicable). Departmental travel funds may not be used to cover meals or mileage/gas.

Deadline: For full consideration, please submit materials at least two months in advance of the conference.

Questions? Contact Dr. Stacy Wagovich, wagovichs@health.missouri.edu.

Students stand behind a large teal sign that reads, "#ASHA19"

University of Missouri Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Students attended the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention in 2019.