Financial Aid, Scholarships & Awards

Financial Aid

We want you to know about available financial support for undergraduate and graduate students. To start, The University of Arizona Scholarships and Financial Aid office can guide and support you as you apply for financial aid. We strongly encourage all prospective domestic students fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Many of the awards must have your FAFSA before they consider your application. As a department, we include all students for available merit-based awards that do not require application.

Financial Support within the University

Visit the Scholarship Universe (SU) website. Scholarship Universe is our scholarship-matching tool for admitted University of Arizona students. SU connects Wildcats to millions of dollars in internal and external scholarships.

The University of Arizona's Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) offers graduate assistant positions and has several funding opportunities, including travel and research grants. The GPSC Funding page provides more information on grants and awards.

A limited number of partial Graduate Tuition Scholarships are available, and all incoming and continuing graduate students will be considered for these funds.

The Graduate College (GC) also has a GC Funding and Financial Information page.

The Graduate Center Office of Fellowships has a Funding 101 page with information for domestic and international students and immigrants.

A limited number of Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available, with priority given to PhD students.

Research Assistantships are awarded directly by the research faculty. 

Departmental Scholarships You Can Apply For

University of Arizona alumni, Thomas and Susan Cordell, created this scholarship to support the education of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences graduate (including doctoral) students who are interested in counseling and caring for individuals with hearing loss. The Cordells have a passion for education and a willingness to give back. Susan believes, "if everyone were to do a little, it would make a huge impact." Award recipients are eligible for one-year renewal consideration if the recipient continues to meet the eligibility criteria.

Criteria specific to this scholarship:

  • SLHS graduate or doctoral students
  • Completed at least one semester of graduate training at UA & enrolled in classes during the period in which funding is provided
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better
  • Demonstrate scholastic excellence
  • Desire to counsel and care for individuals with hearing loss
  • Demonstrate financial need, but a FAFSA not required

Cordell Scholarship Application
-Apply through Scholarship Universe; SLHS Scholarship Application

Scholarship Recipients

  • 2022-2023: Mandeep Chadha, Jessica Gilligan, Hally Sablosky, Kayla Tilicki
  • 2021-2022: Jessica Gilligan, Grace Ann Lavine, Haley O'Connor
  • 2020-2021: Katlyn Hester, Haley O'Connor, Natasha Seaton
  • 2019-2020: Sarah Beatty, Jennifer Vo, Alireza Pourjavid
  • 2018-2019: Sarah Beatty, Natalie Fry, Aaron Whiteley
  • 2017-2018: Brenden Bagnoli, Laura Coco, Elisabeth Dupuis
  • 2016-2017: Isabel Navarro, Jessie Penkoff, Chloe Robbins
  • 2015-2016: Giau Ngoc Le, Jenna Lochner, Jaclyn Hellmann
  • 2014-2015: Jaclyn Hellmann, Giau Ngoc Le, Johnna Tanji
  • 2013-2014: Tamra Kasprzyk, Curtis Huddleston Vanture, Daisey Sanchez
  • 2012-2013: Mary Rose Durkin, Luna Iris, Nydia Quintero
  • 2011-2012: Jessie Ross, Amy Marin, Brittany Tennyson
  • 2010-2011: Analydia Gonzales, Jessie Liu, Amy M. Marin
  • 2009-2010:  Kimberly M. Dale, Darlyne S. Kim, and Aileen Wong
  • 2008-2009:  Amanda Beneke, Emily Foreman, Ryan Whitaker, and Aileen Wong
  • 2007-2008:  Christina Piña, Elizabeth Searing, Sylvia Stevens, Amanda Beneke, Ryan Whitaker, and Emily Foreman
  • 2006-2007:  Christina Piña, Elizabeth Searing, and Sylvia Stevens
  • 2005-2006:  Gretchen Harvey, Amber Lim, and Sarah Varricchio
  • 2004-2005:  Leah Surpless

You can give directly to this fund (designate Cordell Scholarship in the note).

Or, you may mail a check to: 
UA Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
1131 E 2nd St
Tucson, AZ 85721-0071

Please email questions to SLHSinfo@email.arizona.edu.

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Cindy Caughman Corona

Family, friends and members of Midtown Sertoma Club of Tucson established the Cindy Caughman Corona/Midtown Sertoma Club of Tucson Memorial Scholarship in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences to serve as a permanent memorial to Cindy and to the pursuit of academic excellence.

Cindy graduated from the University of Arizona in 1997, with a major in Speech and Hearing Sciences and a minor in Spanish. In 1999 she received her Master of Science in Audiology from UA. Working primarily with children, and particularly low-income families, Cindy enjoyed helping her patients secure hearing aids and felt that she was able to help her patients, when oftentimes, no one else would. In 2001 she had to put aside her work when she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. She continued to work until she lost her battle with cancer on July 17, 2005.

Criteria specific to this scholarship:

  • Second-year or third-year graduate student in the SLHS Audiology program
  • Exhibits outstanding scholastic ability and the desire to work with low-income families valuing those individuals most in need of compassion

Caughman-Corona Scholarship Application
-Apply through Scholarship Universe; SLHS Scholarship Application

Scholarship Recipients

  • 2021-2022: Haley O'Connor
  • 2020-2021: Kylie Boyd
  • 2018-2019: Ann Miller
  • 2017-2018: Brenden Bagnoli
  • 2016-2017: Chloe Robbins
  • 2015-2016: Lua Hedayati
  • 2014-2015: Jaclyn Hellmann
  • 2013-2014: Curtis Huddleston Vanture

You can give directly to this fund (designate Caughman Corona Scholarship in the note).

Or, you may mail a check to: 
UA Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
1131 E 2nd St
Tucson, AZ 85721-0071
Please email questions to SLHSinfo@email.arizona.edu

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The Richard F. Curlee Memorial Scholarship in Speech-Language Pathology was made possible through the generous gift of Jenrose H. Curlee.

Richard F. Curlee was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1935. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Wake Forest University. During his undergraduate education, he worked at a radio and television station to support himself and his young bride, Jenrose “Jennie” Hodge. Fortunately for all, he decided to forego a career in weather and sports announcing, and instead chose to attain his master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Southern California. A fellow USC alumnus convinced Curlee to work at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as the Executive Secretary of Research in Rockville, MD. But eventually, he was recruited out west to the University of Arizona, beginning his tenure as a “Wildcat” in 1975. During his time at the UA, he served the Department as an Associate Professor, Full Professor and Department Head. He also served as Associate Dean of the Graduate College. He retired from the Department in the spring of 2000.

Dr. Curlee was recognized for his distinguished contribution to the field of communication sciences and disorders, especially in the area of stuttering. Through his remarkable career, he received numerous awards, among them the UA Faculty of Science Distinguished Teaching Award, the Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and his most prized award the Malcolm Fraser Award from the Stuttering Foundation of America. He died in Tucson on January 29, 2008.

Recipients of the Richard F. Curlee Memorial Scholarship will be full-time master’s students in speech-language pathology at the University of Arizona and completed one semester at the graduate level. One annual award will be made each year. This scholarship is a one-time award. Current GPA 3.5 or better

Curlee Scholarship Application
-Apply through Scholarship Universe; SLHS Scholarship Application

Scholarship Recipients

  • 2021-2022: Rachel Neglia
  • 2020-2021: Carson Pyatt
  • 2019-2020: Morgan Kern
  • 2018-2019: Calias Dull
  • 2017-2018: Noah Rohr
  • 2016-2017: Rori McPhilliamy
  • 2015-2016: Elizabeth Choi
  • 2014-2015: Kaitlyn Kelhetter
  • 2013-2014: Tamra Kasprzyk
  • 2012-2013: M. Luna Iris

You can give directly to this fund (designate Curlee Scholarship in the note).

Or, you may mail a check to: 
UA Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
1131 E 2nd St
Tucson, AZ 85721-0071
Please email questions to SLHSinfo@email.arizona.edu

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Cassandra Davis

Cassandra Davis graduated summa cum laude from The University of Arizona in May of 2002 with a BS in Speech and Hearing Sciences and a BA in Spanish with an emphasis in linguistics. She was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Her special interest area was bilingual communication disorders. Cassandra was about to begin graduate school when she died in a car accident in July of 2002. In Cassandra’s memory, an endowed scholarship was established by family and friends in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences to serve as a permanent memorial to her and to the pursuit of academic excellence.

Recipients of the Cassandra Davis Memorial Scholarship are Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences majors who will be juniors or seniors or will be continuing master’s students in speech-language pathology at the University of Arizona and have demonstrated scholastic excellence and a desire to help others. Current GPA 3.5 or better

You too can support this endowed scholarship and keep Cassandra’s legacy alive.

Cassandra Davis Scholarship Application
-Apply through Scholarship Universe; SLHS Scholarship Application

Scholarship Recipients

  • 2022-2023: Sierra Adachi, Danielle Girard, Michelle Ramirez, Charlotte Reilly
  • 2021-2022: Olivia Elwer, Carla Figueroa, Celia Preble-Gaitz
  • 2020-2021: Hannah Carey, Emily Thul, Ashley Thomas
  • 2019-2020: Genesis Hernandez, Hannah Rosenburg Jones, Allyson Mitchell
  • 2018-2019: Courtney Boyd, Natalie Fry, Madeline Wollersheim
  • 2017-2018: Elisabeth Dupuis (Grad), Amanda Woodson (Grad)
  • 2016-2017: Rori McPhilliamy (Grad), Isabel Navarro (Grad)
  • 2015-2016: Sara Monti (Grad), Katherine Zeiger (Grad)
  • 2014-2015: Olivia Maiefski (Grad), Jessie Erickson (Grad), Jennifer DiLallo (Undergrad)
  • 2013-2014: Samantha Ricks (Grad), Alejandra Johns (Undergrad), Marissa Cooper (Undergrad)
  • 2012-2013: Tamra Kasprzyk (Grad); Katrina Jensen (Grad); Olivia Maiefski (Undergrad)
  • 2011-2012: Katherine Redden (Grad), Anna-Alyse Tellez (Undergrad)
  • 2010-2011: Jenna Beltrami (Grad), Taylor Howard (Grad)
  • 2009-2010: Kristin Larson, Amanda Lopez
  • 2008-2009: Sarah Cook and Amanda Beneke
  • 2007-2008: Kristen Kalend, Meghan Matthews, Michelle Wilson, and Amanda Beneke
  • 2006-2007: Aileen Wong and Katie Leake
  • 2005-2006: Antonia Vitela and Deanna Nagai
  • 2004-2005: Sarette Schneider and Jennifer Parrott
  • 2003-2004: Kristen Perona

Cassandra’s Clinical Connection was established to honor Cassandra’s legacy as a clinical prodigy. Undergraduates must show outstanding potential and preparation for clinic.

Recipients

  • 2020-2021: Lara Guevara
  • 2013-2014: Karen Peralta
  • 2009-2010: Allison Driscoll
  • 2008-2009: Meghan Matthews

You can give directly to this fund (designate Cassandra Davis Scholarship in the note).

Or, you may mail a check to: 
UA Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
1131 E 2nd St
Tucson, AZ 85721-0071
Please email questions to SLHSinfo@email.arizona.edu

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Anthony DeFeo

The Anthony B. DeFeo Endowment Award for Clinical Studies in Speech-Language Pathology was established by friends and family of Dr. DeFeo. Anthony B. DeFeo, Clinic Director from 1981-2008, developed an extraordinary career that exemplified the translation of science into service. Dr. DeFeo’s clinical and research activities centered on identification, evaluation and treatment of pediatric communication disorders especially those related to syndromic and other atypical clinical presentations. He was also involved in developing several evidence-based treatment programs for all ages in the department’s several clinics.

Applicants to the Master of Science Program in Speech-Language Pathology who are accepted into graduate training at The University of Arizona and will be taking classes at UA in the upcoming year are eligible for this award.

Defeo Scholarship Award Application

-Apply through Scholarship Universe; SLHS Scholarship Application

Scholarship Award Recipients

  • 2021-2022: Lara Guevara, Melanie Basinger
  • 2013-2014: Samantha Deitering
  • 2012-2013: Marissa Kryger, Matthew Ricca
  • 2011-2012: Christine Dawson

You can give directly to this fund (designate DeFeo Endowment Award in the note).

Or, you may mail a check to: 
UA Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
1131 E 2nd St
Tucson, AZ 85721-0071
Please email questions to SLHSinfo@email.arizona.edu

The Dr. Janis Wolfe Gasch Outreach and Service Award was established through the generosity of Dr. Janis Wolfe Gasch and Daniel Gasch and through gifts from friends, family and/or the community.

Dr. Janis Wolfe Gasch (UA MS ‘75) founded Arizona Hearing Specialists, LLC in 1981. Since 1977, Janis has given hundreds of children the gift of hearing through the use of donated, reconditioned and purchased hearing aids. She received the 2003 Humanitarian Award from the American Academy of Audiology for her tireless & committed efforts in providing pro bono audiologic services to children at St. Andrews Children’s Clinic in Nogales, Mexico. Janis has served on many community boards and hospital advisory committees as well as the President of the Arizona Speech Language Hearing Association.

Criteria specific to this scholarship:

  • Be a full-time student in the Doctor of Audiology (AUD) program in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (the “Department”),
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and
  • Demonstrate active, consistent involvement in one or more of the Department’s community outreach and education programs. Such programs in preferential order, currently include:
    • St. Andrew's Children's Clinic
    • Adult Loss of Hearing Association (ALOHA)
    • Southern Arizona Hearing Aid Bank
    • Living Well with Hearing Loss
    • Baja Mexico Orphanage Project
    • Southern Arizona Border Projects for Inclusion

Apply through Scholarship Universe; SLHS Scholarship Application

Scholarship Recipients

  • 2022-2023: Kylie Boyd

You can give directly to this fund (designate Dr. Janis Wolfe Gasch Outreach and Service Award in the note).

You may mail a check to: UA Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences 1131 E 2nd St Tucson, AZ 85721-0071

Please email questions to dradosevic@arizona.edu

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Thomas J. Hixon Student Research Awards are competitive awards available to graduate and undergraduate students who are enrolled at The University of Arizona and who are involved in research in speech science and disorders. Students can apply for funds (up to $500) to pay costs incurred in research projects, such as subject money, supplies, equipment, or travel. The Student Research Award application form can be downloaded and submitted at any time.

Thomas J. Hixon Student Research Award applications will be judged by a committee, using the following criteria:

  1. The research is in the area of speech (including voice) science and disorders.
  2. The research is directed by a faculty member with an appointment in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.
  3. The funds requested are used to support the research project (for example, subject fees, supplies, equipment, travel) and do not exceed $500.
  4. Support for the requested funds may not be available from another source.
  5. The application is well developed and well written.
  6. Priority will be given to applications requesting support for projects related to doctoral dissertations and master’s theses (including preliminary research).
  7. Funding for successful applications will be contingent upon the availability of funds.

Submit applications or questions to Denise Radosevic at dradosevic@arizona.edu.

 

Research Award Recipients

  • 2018-2019 Meira Abidov, Valerie Brown, Angelica McCarron, Hallie Nitido, Elizabeth Pullen
  • 2021-2022 Lydia Dinkel

You can give directly to this fund (designate Hixon Student Research Awards in the note).

Or, you may mail a check to: 
UA Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
1131 E 2nd St
Tucson, AZ 85721-0071

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Audrey Holland

The Audrey L. Holland Endowment Award provides the foundation for excellence in education, discovery and public service. Candidates for these awards are UA Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences doctoral or master’s students who have demonstrated scholastic excellence and research interest in adult language disorders and will be taking classes at the University of Arizona in the upcoming school years.

Dr. Holland is Regents’ Professor Emerita of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona. Her areas of expertise include working with adults who have aphasia and other neurologic communication disorders, aspects of aging, and counseling individuals with disabilities. She has served on the Advisory Council for the U.S. National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIH), the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special Disabilities, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and was a member of the Advisory Committee of the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research. She is a recipient of the Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She also received the Clinical Achievement Award from the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences, and the Professional Achievement Award from the Council of Graduate Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Since retiring, she has tried to be her own role model for successful aging. She has undergone extensive training as a life coach, first with Coach Training Alliance, and then as a student in authentic happiness coaching, under the direction of Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman. In addition, she is an avid reader, cook, and playmate to her grandchildren and pets.

-Apply through Scholarship Universe; SLHS Scholarship Application

Award Recipients

  • 2021-2022: Kristen Ackley, Alyssa Sachs

You can give directly to this fund (designate Holland Endowment Award in the note).

Or, you may mail a check to: 
UA Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
1131 E 2nd St
Tucson, AZ 85721-0071
Please email questions to SLHSinfo@email.arizona.edu

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Tim Maddox

The Timothy A. Maddox Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established to support scholarships for speech-language pathology graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence and have an interest in working with adults with communication disorders. The fund was established in memory of Timothy by his father, Bob, his stepmother, Katie (Hirschboeck), and his brother, Jason. Tim’s health, speech, and well-being improved greatly while being seen in the UA's Clinic for Adult Communication Disorders.

Contributions: If you would like to contribute to the Timothy A. Maddox Memorial Scholarship Fund with a gift of any size, you may donate online or via check. Your contribution is fully tax-deductible.

-Apply through Scholarship Universe; SLHS Scholarship Application

Award Recipients

  • 2021-2022: Brittany Barajas, Ashley Kobold
  • 2020-2021: Melanie Turner
  • 2019-2020: Eliza Hard

You can give directly to this fund (designation - Timothy A Maddox Memorial Scholarship Endowment).

Or, you may mail a check to: 
UA Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
1131 E 2nd St
Tucson, AZ 85721-0071
Please email questions to SLHSinfo@email.arizona.edu

As longtime friends of the department, Cecile Moore and her late husband, Frank, have supported SLHS for many years, including the Talk MOORE Camp for children with developmental language impairment. This scholarship supports students focusing their studies on SLHS.

Criteria specific to this scholarship:

  • Undergraduate or Graduate students in SLHS
  • Full- time
  • Maintain GPA 3.0 or higher

Apply through Scholarship Universe; SLHS Scholarship Application

Recipients

  • 2022-2023: Emilia Banuelos & Hannah Flint
  • 2021-2022: Alex Tucci

You can give directly to this fund (designate Frank and Cecile Moore Memorial SLHS Scholarship in the note.

You may mail a check to: UA Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences 1131 E 2nd St Tucson, AZ 85721-0071

Please email questions to dradosevic@arizona.edu

Current SLHS students may apply for funds to help toward attending a conference or meeting. Up to $300 may be awarded. Please note that applications should be submitted for approval prior to conference attendance.

Award Recipients

  • 2017-2018: Jessie Erikson, Mira Fein, Heidi Mettler, Elizabeth Pullen, Alexander Tucci
  • 2018-2019: Alyssa Everett, Karla Navarro de Guiterrez, Alireza Pourjavid, Alyssa Sachs, Holden Sanders, Alexander Tucci, Madeline Wollersheim
  • 2021-2022: Kristin Ackley, Heidi Mettler, Katlyn Nickels, Alyssa Sachs

Please submit the attached application to Denise Radosevic by email at dradosevic@email.arizona.edu.

The Tucson Scottish-Rite Charitable Foundation funds this fellowship in coordination with the Child Language Center - Wings on Words. The mission of the CLC is to benefit children with language disorders through unique, specialized early intervention programs, and to support research and professional training to improve language development.  

Criteria specific to this fellowship: 

  • Resident of the State of Arizona 
  • Enrolled in the (1st year) SLP Master’s degree program at UA SLHS 
  • Highly interested/committed to pediatric therapy service delivery 
  • Able to commit 4 hours per week to the CLC-WOW program with a 2-year commitment 

Fellowship Recipients 

  • 2021-2023:  Spencer Dykstra   

For questions or an application, email Carole Jensen, Director, CLC-WOW  carwym@arizona.edu 

Nancy Woodling and her late husband, Reese, established this scholarship in memory of Reese’s father, George, and his uncle, Homer, who were deaf by the age of 60, and Reese’s son, David, who was losing his hearing several years before he passed away. This is a scholarship for audiology students who have a desire to obtain an AuD or PhD degree and pursue a research career. 

Criteria specific to this scholarship: 

  • 2nd or 3rd year Audiology Grad or PhD students  
  • Completed 1 semester at graduate level 
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher 
  • Have a desire to pursue research career 
  • Financial need (FAFSA not required) 
  • Enrolled at the University in the upcoming year 
  • Previous recipients may apply for 1 year renewal 

Apply through Scholarship Universe; SLHS Scholarship Application 

Scholarship Recipients 

  • 2022-2023: Bryan Wong  
  • 2021-2022: Ali Pourjavid  
  • 2020-2021:  no recipients 
  • 2019-2020:  Barrett St George 
  • 2018-2019:  Laura Coco  
  • 2017-2018:  Alyssa Everett  
  • 2016-2017:  James Shehorn; Spencer Smith 
  • 2015-2016: Alyssa Everett 
  • 2014-2015: James Shehorn 
  • 2013-2014:  Spencer Smith 
  • 2012-2013: Stacey Trepanier 
  • 2011-2012:  Jessie Ross 
  • 2010-2011:  Kathy Carbonell 
  • 2009-2010:  Darlyne Kim; Kathy Carbonell 

You can give directly to this fund (designate Woodling/Midtown Sertoma Club of Tucson Memorial Scholarship in the note). 

You may mail a check to:  
UA Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences 
1131 E 2nd St 
Tucson, AZ 85721-0071 
Please email questions to dradosevic@arizona.edu 

Awards students are considered for by faculty (no application necessary):

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Bill Bernett

It was truly our honor to serve Bill Bernett as he participated in both clinical treatment research and aphasia group membership. The speech-language pathologists and graduate clinicians who had the opportunity to work with Bill describe him as a warm and caring individual who was bright and engaging.

The Bill Bernett Memorial Fund has been generously started as an endowment by Dave and Sue Milligan at The University of Arizona Foundation (UAF), which is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Dave and Sue have benevolently agreed to match gifts of up to $1000 (for a total match of $50,000) in Bill’s honor, as they recognize the need for continued research in aphasia and helping clients and families affected by this debilitating language impairment. Your contribution is fully tax-deductible.

If you would like to contribute to the Bill Bernett Memorial Fund with a gift of any size, you may donate online or via check. We sincerely thank you for all gifts made in Bill’s honor. It means so much not only to Jill, Dave, and Sue, but also to many other families affected by progressive aphasia.

Award Recipients

  • 2021-2022 Katlyn Nickels
  • 2018-2019 Alyssa Sachs

You can give directly to this fund (designate Bill Bernett Memorial Fund in the note).

Or, you may mail a check to: 
UA Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
1131 E 2nd St
Tucson, AZ 85721-0071
Please email questions to SLHSinfo@email.arizona.edu

The Grunewald-Blitz Endowment was created by The Abbey J. Grunewald Foundation to provide student scholarship support of two or three graduate students each year.  These scholarships are critical to our department’s training mission and central to Abbey’s vision of preparing doctoral students to be leaders in their communities.  With these generous fellowships, our students can complete their doctoral studies and go on to make major scientific and clinical contributions to the assessment and treatment of children with communication disorders.   

Grunewald Doctoral Fellows:  

  • 2022-2023   Katlyn Nickels, Alyssa Sachs 
  • 2021-2022   Kristen Ackley, Katlyn Nickels, Alyssa Sachs  
  • 2020-2021   Kristen Ackley, Katlyn Nickels, Alyssa Sachs 
  • 2019-2020   Kristen Ackley, Katlyn Nickels 
  • 2015-2017   Trianna Oglivie  
  • 2013-2015   Christina Meyers 

 

 

This endowed award was established in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences to support the education of audiology students enrolling in the Doctor of Audiology Program. Applicants to the Doctor of Audiology Program who are accepted into graduate training at The University of Arizona and will be taking classes at UA in the upcoming year are eligible for this award. Recipients of this award are notified during their first semester in the program by the Scholarship Committee.

Sertoma is a not-for-profit international organization dedicated to “SERvice TO MAnkind,” with over 20,000 members in nearly 700 clubs in North American. The Midtown Sertoma Club of Tucson has a history of supporting people with speech, hearing, and language disorders in southern Arizona. The funds for this scholarship are gathered through the annual fundraising efforts of the club’s members.

-Apply through Scholarship Universe; SLHS Scholarship Application

Scholarship Award Recipients

  • 2021-2022: Ivy Thi Ai Ho
  • 2020-2021: Samara Soslowsky, Bryan Wong
  • 2013-2014: Jinna Borgstrom
  • 2012-2013: Lua Hedayai
  • 2011-2012: Nicholas Ramirez
  • 2010-2011: Analydia Gonzales
  • 2009-2010: Aileen Wong
  • 2008-2009: Aileen Wong
  • 2007-2008: Sylvia Stevens
  • 2006-2007: Sylvia Stevens

You can give directly to this fund (designate Midtown Sertoma Club of Tucson Audiology Endowment Award in the note).

You may mail a check to: 
UA Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
1131 E 2nd St
Tucson, AZ 85721-0071
Please email questions to SLHSinfo@email.arizona.edu

Created by Tucson Hearing Society and currently partnered with the Community Outreach Program for the Deaf, this assistantship was named after a Tucson community activist and Hearing Society founding member Rebecca Rutz. An audiology grad student is provided financial support and in return, he/she will coordinate the Pima County Hearing Aid Bank and help further the goals of the Tucson Hearing Society.

Scholarship Recipients

  • 2022-2024: Bryanne Crump

The Sun Lakes Arizona Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America offers one outstanding audiology student a scholarship to help with their studies in the upcoming year. The scholarship is funded in large part from the Sun Lakes HLAA chapter’s annual fundraising event “Arizona Walk4Hearing” bringing attention to the importance of hearing health.

Eligibility: The recipient is faculty-selected with consideration of academics, outreach, and service.

Scholarship Recipients

  • 2022-2023: Ivy Ho
  • 2021-2022: Morganne Frampton
  • 2020-2021: Alireza Pourjavid
  • 2018-2019: Sarah Broughton

The Titans of the Field Scholarship honors the legacy of the remarkable individuals who shaped the field of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. The "Titans of the Field," a phrase coined and often used by Dr. Tony DeFeo, refers to those who have made significant contributions in research and clinical practice.  Our Titans include: 

  • Ralph Shelton 
  • Daniel Boone 
  • Richard Curlee 
  • William Hodgson 
  • Theodore Glattke 
  • Thomas Hixon 
  • Linda Swisher 
  • Noel Matkin 
  • Audrey Holland 
  • Anthony DeFeo 
  • Kathryn Bayles 

We feel the best way to honor the greats before us is to educate the next generation of leaders in our field.   

Criteria specific to this scholarship award: 

  • Incoming Masters/PhD students 
  • Clinical research potential & financial need

Scholarship Recipients 

  • 2022-2023:  Alexa Liss, Shea Nelson, Tillena Trebon 
  • 2021-2022:  Jessie Erickson, Heidi Mettler, Bryan Wong 

You can give directly to this fund (designate Titans of the Field Scholarship in the note). 

You may mail a check to:  
UA Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences 
1131 E 2nd St 
Tucson, AZ 85721-0071 

Please email questions to dradosevic@arizona.edu 

Financial Support Outside the University

The American Speech Language Hearing Foundation provides support for students at the graduate level. You can find out more at the ASHFoundation website. Sertoma also provides scholarships for students.

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is committed to creating and maintaining an environment free of discrimination -- in the classroom, the clinical setting, and the workplace.  The University of Arizona Office of Institutional Equity provides education and support for these efforts.

The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University prohibits discrimination in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information and is committed to maintaining an environment free from sexual harassment and retaliation.