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2017 CSHA Graduate Student Scholarship Application Process is now CLOSED 

The CSHA Foundation is a California corporation formed as a Nonprofit Charitable Organization - 501(c)(3). One of the Foundation's primary purposes is to provide scholarship funds for qualifying CSHA student members pursuing a graduate degree in the fields of Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Communicative Disorders, and Audiology and to carry on other charitable and educational activities associated with this goal.

Student applicants may contact CSHA with any questions or comments.
The e-mail address is: scholarship@csha.org. Please include “scholarship” in the subject line.

2016 Graduate Student Scholars and Donors

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Frequently Asked Questions


A check for $1,000 from the CSHA Foundation will be presented to the selected student scholar(s).


The CSHA Foundation offers this scholarship to encourage and support California students in pursuit of an advanced degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Communicative Disorders, and Audiology.
The CSHA Foundation recognizes that all students who have or will complete their undergraduate studies and have been selected to enroll in a graduate program are deserving of recognition and support. Due to the possibility of fewer awards available than applicants, a selection process involving a relative ranking may be necessary in any given year. The Scholarship Review Committee evaluates nominees for scholarships solely on the information provided in the application packet by the applicant. All eligible applications will be ranked by the Scholarship Review Committee based on the stated criteria. From this group, based upon the number of available scholarships, the highest-scoring applicants will be selected to receive the available financial awards.
Information regarding the program and the application is disseminated each year to California Universities that have undergraduate and graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Communicative Disorders, or Audiology. Department chairpersons and/or clinical directors, as listed on the CSHA web site, receive information and applications to disseminate annually. The CSHA Foundation webpage on the CSHA website also has information and the link to the on-line application.
Students must submit all information required on the application in order for the application to be considered complete. Applications will be rated based on the following criteria and weights:
  • Cumulative undergraduate and graduate GPA. (10%)
  • Description of undergraduate and graduate involvement in pre-professional and volunteer organizations. (40%)
  • Statement of career objectives and professional interests. (30%)
  • Two letters of recommendation. (10%)
  • Brief statement of intended use of scholarship funds. (10%)
The CSHA scholarships are for those students who will be attending an advanced degree program in Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Communicative Disorders, or Audiology in the State of California.
One purpose of the scholarship program is to familiarize the student with the professional organization that represents the interests of Speech–Language Pathologists and Audiologists in California. In order to be eligible to be considered, an applicant must be a student member or in the process of becoming a student member during the application submission.

The CSHA Foundation is a qualified 501(c)(3) charitable organization and contributions are tax deductible within the confines of current Internal Revenue Regulations. We suggest you discuss your status for deducting your contribution with your accountant as we cannot give individual tax advice.
Information regarding donations can be found on the CSHA Foundation webpage of the CSHA website or by contacting CSHA directly at (916) 921-1568 or scholarship@csha.org.
All scholarship recipients will be informed of all donors that made the year's scholarships possible and all donors will be provided with information about all students that benefited.
Donors will be acknowledged publicly at the CSHA Annual Convention and in CSHA publications at their associated donation levels. In addition, Donors will be acknowledged at the following associated donation levels.
  • $25 - $99 Friend
  • $100 - $499 Supporter
  • $500 - $999 Benefactor
  • $1,000 - $2,499 Student's sponsor
  • $2,500 - $3,499 Student's Hero
  • $3,500 - 4,999 Bronze Donor
  • $5,000 - $9,999 Silver Donor
  • $10,000 - $24,999 Gold Donor
  • $25,000 + Blue Ribbon Donor
An online donation link can be found on the CSHA Foundation webpage of the CSHA website. Donation forms are also published several times a year in the CSHA Magazine and in the program for the CSHA Annual Convention.