Communication Sciences and DisordersWestern Health Sciences

Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships

Through a variety of scholarships and awards, financial support is available to help students in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders achieve their academic goals.

These awards would not be possible without generous contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations and associations, all dedicated to helping audiology and speech-language pathology students become better clinicians. Because of their support, Western is a leader in audiology and speech-language pathology education and positively impacts the lives of countless individuals.

The awards listed below are presented annually.

SPEBSQSA Entrance Scholarship in Speech-Language Pathology

The Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America Entrance Scholarships in Communicative Disorders assist speech-language pathology students while they are in the early stage of their graduate education. These are awarded annually to students entering the MClSc program. Determination of awards will be based on grade point averages, letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and the judgement of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders in term of research and clinical potential.

Value: 2 at $1,000 each

Beltone Awards (Audiology)

Awarded annually to full-time graduate students entering the first year of the MClSc (AUD) program in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders based on grade point averages, letters of recommendation, a personal statement and the judgement of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders in term of research and clinical potential. Established through the generosity of Beltone Canada.

Value: 2 at $1,067.50

Bruce McCallum Graduate Award in Aphasia

Awarded to a full-time graduate student of outstanding quality enrolled in the Year 2 of the MClSc program in speech-language pathology in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Preference will be given to students whose primary residence is in Guelph or Wellington County. The student must demonstrate all around academic and clinical excellence and exceptional potential related to the practice of speech-language pathology in the area of adult aphasia and other neurogenic language disorders. Candidates must exhibit outstanding performance in both the graduate course in Aphasia, CSD 9610 and the aphasia and neurogenic language disorders placement. In addition candidates must exhibit a commitment to practice as future speech-language pathologists in the area of adult aphasia. Application available through the CSD office.

Value: 1 @ $3000

Christopher Lennard Memorial Scholarship

The Christopher Lennard Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a second-year student enrolled in the MClSc program (AUD or SLP). The student will exhibit exemplary academic and clinical performances in the areas of pediatric audiology, children’s speech or language disorders, or pediatric aural rehabilitation. Selection will be based on academic and clinical achievements (minimum 85% combined averages) in courses related to the areas noted above. The award is presented each year at Convocation.

Value: 1 @ $1,000

Communicative Disorders Grad Pact Bursary

Awarded to a student in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders entering his/her graduating year who has demonstrated financial need. Donated through the generosity of the Communicative Disorders Class of '97. Contact the Graduate Affairs Assistant for application information and deadline. Recipients must meet OSOTF (Ontario Student Opportunities Trust Fund) eligibility requirements.

Value: up to $250.

Daniel Ling Scholarship

This award is named after the late Professor Daniel Ling, a scholar in pediatric aural rehabilitation. He was Dean of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and faculty member in Communication Sciences and Disorders until his retirement in 1991. This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student who exhibits academic excellence, clinical competency, and concern for the rehabilitative aspects of audiology. This scholarship was established through Foundation Western by donations from friends of Daniel Ling.

Value: 1 at $200

Jean Kienapple Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student entering the first year of a MClSc program (AUD) based on academic achievement (minimum 80%). This scholarship was established by generous contributions from family, friends and the audiology community in memory of Jean Kienapple.

Value: 1 at $600

Leeper Family Award in Speech-Language Pathology

This award was established by Dr. Genese Warr-Leeper in memory of Dr. Herbert A. (Andy) Leeper. Dr. Andy Leeper contributed greatly to the development of clinical research and education in Communication Sciences and Disorders and the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology. Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the final year of the MClSc program (SLP). Selection will be based on academic achievement (minimum 78% academic average) and financial need. 

Value: 1 at $500

Maureen Williams Memorial Award

Awarded annually to a second-year student in the MClSc program (AUD), who demonstrates caring and a strong professional commitment, as well as academic excellence based on the highest average of all first-year audiology courses.

Value: $2,600

Oticon People First Award

Awarded to a full-time second-year student enrolled in the MClSc program (AUD or SLP). Selection is based on academic achievement (minimum 80% academic average) with preference given to the student who demonstrates community involvement relating to communicative disorders. Applications for this scholarship are available at the CSD office and are due by September 30. This scholarship is made possible by a generous gift from Oticon.

Value: 1 at $500

Cam Miller Harmonize for Speech Continuing Award

This award is given to a graduating student with the highest average in all their graduate courses (excluding clinical practicum courses) in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. 

Value: 2 at $500 each (1 AUD, 1 SLP)

Cam Miller Harmonize for Speech Graduating Award (Clinical)

This award is given to a graduating student with the highest average of all their graduate clinical practicum courses in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Value: 1 at $300

Cam Miller Harmonize for Speech Graduating Award (Academic)

This award is given to a graduating student with the highest average of all their graduate (excluding clinical practicum) courses in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Value: 1 at $300

Peter Newby Awards in Audiology

Awarded annually to graduate students entering the first year of the MClSc program (AUD) with an undergraduate degree in Engineering Science, Physical or Biological Sciences. Recipients must have a minimum 70% average. Determination of recipients will be based on grade point average and the judgement of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders in term of research and clinical potential. Established by the family, friends and ETYMONIC DESIGN Inc. at Foundation Western in memory of Peter Newby.

Value: 1 at $675 each

Richard C. Seewald Entrance Scholarship in Audiology

Awarded annually to a full-time student entering the first year of the MClSc program (AUD) in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders who demonstrates a strong professional commitment, as well as academic excellence and exceptional potential relating to the practice of clinical audiology. This scholarship was established by an anonymous donor and by friends and colleagues of Dr. Richard C. Seewald, a leading international expert in pediatric audiology, particularly children’s hearing amplification fitting.

Value: 1 at $1000

Strachan Memorial Award

Awarded to a student completing the first year of the MClSc program (SLP) who achieves an academic average of at least 80% and indicates a strong desire to specialize in language disabilities in children. This award was established through Foundation Western.

Value: 1 @ $1000

William A. Cole Award in Audiology

Awarded to a full-time graduate student in final year of the MClSc program (AUD OR SLP) who has shown excellence in an area of audiology that has direct clinical applicability. This award was established by donors in tribute to William A. Cole in recognition of his dedication to the field and profession of audiology, through Foundation Western.

Value: 1 at $900

Seminars in Audition Scholarship

Awarded annually to a MClSc student (AUD) for the purpose of attending a "non-standard" facility relating to audiology. Applications for this scholarship are available from the CSD office and are due by January 30.

Value: 1 at $1,500

Netta Brandon Distance Clinical Placement Bursary

Awarded to a full-time student in the MClSc program (AUD) who is participating in a clinical audiology placement and who is in financial need. Applicants must demonstrate that they have to pay for accommodation in a Canadian placement location for the period of their clinical/fieldwork course in addition to the costs incurred in maintaining their university location housing. Applicants will discuss clinical placement options with the clinical coordinator prior to applying to ensure that an appropriate placement is available to the award recipient.

Value: 1 at $2000

Dorssers Family Kent County Clinical Placement Bursary

Awarded to four full-time graduate students per year in Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology or Audiology, who are participating in clinical placements within Kent County. This award is based on financial need.

Value: 7 at $1,250.00 per student