2024 SDSLHA Scholarship Application is Now Open

2024 Scholarship Application

The South Dakota Speech-Language and Hearing Association annually awards up to $1,200.00 in scholarships to eligible students for financial academic assistance.

A disbursement of $500.00 each will be awarded to two undergraduate seniors who are currently enrolled in a Communication Sciences and Disorders program at a South Dakota College or University. Eligible applicants will be enrolled in graduate school for an advanced degree in either audiology or speech-language pathology starting in the Fall of 2024.

A disbursement of $200.00 will be awarded to a student who is enrolled in a South Dakota speech-language pathology assistant program. Preference will be given to students who are enrolled in their second year of study. In addition, preference will be given to students who plan to work in South Dakota following graduation.

Specific criteria for application:

For Graduate Students 
  • Be pursuing a graduate degree in either audiology or speech-language pathology in the Fall of 2024
  • Show proof of acceptance to a graduate program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) for audiology and/or speech-language pathology
For Speech Language Pathology Assistant Students
  • Be attending a speech-language pathology assistant program in the Fall of 2024
  • All application materials must be submitted as instructed including:
    • Proof of acceptance to your program
    • Completed application
    • Personal statement indicating why you chose audiology or speech language pathology
    • Unofficial transcript
    • 3 letters of recommendation
Application materials may be submitted by:
  • All completed forms and documentation must be submitted on the SDSLHA website by May 1st,  2024
2024 Scholarship Application

2023 SDSLHA Scholarship Recipients

Kaylee Vande Hoef, USD Ruth Kreutner, USD
My name is Kaylee Vande Hoef and I am from Rock Valley, Iowa! The things I am most excited for in Graduate school are getting to start clinic and continue learning from the professors I have had in Undergrad here at USD! They are amazing!  My name is Ruth Kreutner and I am from Brandon. SD. I just graduated from USD with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and will be attending Speech-Language Pathology graduate school at USD as well! I enjoyed being involved in NSSLHA and Best Buddies, as well as a working as a a companion Care Provider and at a doggy daycare! In the next couple of year, I am looking forward to applying my knowledge from the 4 years and gaining experience in the many different populations we can serve.