Funding Opportunities

Speech and Hearing Awards

Doctoral Training Grant Funding   

The Division of Speech & Hearing Sciences has an excellent record of obtaining doctoral level leadership grants from the U.S. Department of Education and has had continuous funding since the inception of the program in 2002. Funds typically pay for a student stipend, health insurance, in-state tuition, and travel. Out-of-state tuition is typically covered by the Department and Graduate School. We currently have two doctoral training grants, but both have already accepted students. The program has applied for a grant that would begin August 2017. More information will be available in late spring about this potential opportunity.

Graduate School One-Year Merit Fellowships

The Graduate School each year provides merit-based one-year fellowships for doctoral students. All students who apply for admission are eligible and each department nominates their top candidates (Speech and Hearing Sciences is typically allotted two nominations). The division will contact you if you are being nominated for such an award. The awards cover an $18,500 stipend, in-state and out-of-state tuition, and health insurance. The Graduate School will notify you if you are awarded one of the fellowships.

Graduate School Five-Year Fellowships

The Graduate School each year provides for a small number of five-year fellowships for doctoral students. All students who apply for admission are eligible and each department nominates their top candidates (Speech and Hearing Sciences is typically allotted one to two nominations). The division will contact you if you are being nominated for such an award. The awards cover $24,000 in stipend, in-state and out-of-state tuition, and health insurance. The Graduate School will notify you if you are awarded one of the fellowships. 

Additional Funding Opportunities

  • Sertoma International Scholarships - Local Meridian Sertoma Club Scholarship for rising second year student in SLP or AUD. $1,000 award in May. More information: www.sertoma.org
  • Sertoma Communicative Disorders Scholarship Program - $2,500 Scholarships. More information: www.sertoma.org
  • ASHA Foundation Scholarships - More information: http://www.ashfoundation.org/grants/
  • NCSHLA Student Educational Achievement Award - Given to student members of the North Carolina Speech, Hearing, and Language Association. You will need an application, two letters of recommendation, and a list of current course credits sent to the Committee Chair. www.ncshla.org or contact Sue King, (919) 833-3984; (919) 833-3984