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College of Arts and Sciences

The Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders has a number of scholarships available on a competitive basis to CSD majors entering their junior and senior years of study. A general requirement for applicants is that they have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better. An additional determination of financial need is required for some of these scholarships. Students who meet these criteria are encouraged to apply. Also, be sure to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by following the link on the right of this page. Interested CSD majors may apply using both the IPFW Common Scholarship application and the CSD scholarship application. CSD scholarships are funded through the generous support of the local foundations and organization listed below.

Anne M. Balentine Foundation Scholarship

Tuition reduction for a junior or senior speech and hearing therapy major who demonstrates meritorious scholarship and a career interest in working with persons with multiple disabilities.  The Foundation was established by Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Balentine of Bluffton, Indiana in honor of their daughter, Anne, who is severely disabled.  An appropriately inscribed plaque hangs in the CSD department office.

Downtown Sertoma, William Doctor/Charles Henry Jr. Communicative Disorders Memorial Scholarship

Tuition reduction for a speech and hearing therapy major who demonstrates scholarly achievement and financial need.  It is provided by the Downtown Sertoma Club of Fort Wayne in honor of its deceased founding member/officer.  An appropriately inscribed plaque hangs in the CSD department office.

Lucille J. Hess Endowed Scholarship in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Tuition reduction for a junior or senior CSD major with a minimum grade point average of 3.4 overall and of 3.6 in the CSD major. Professor Emerita Hess, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, was a member of the CSD faculty for over 40 years and Chair of the department from 2001 to 2011. An appropriately inscribed plaque hangs in the CSD department office.

After Sorority All Philanthropic (ASAP)

Tuition reduction for a senior CSD major with high academic achievement and financial need.  This award is recognized by a plaque displayed in the CSD department office.

The tuition reduction awards typically range from $500 to $1000.
Bookstore certificates range from $250 - $500.
These amounts vary year to year.

Outstanding CSD Major Award

This award is presented with monetary support from the Theta Sigma Chapter of Psi Iota Xi of North Webster, IN, a national philanthropic organization with interest primarily on issues and activities related to communication disorders.  An appropriated inscribed plaque hangs in the CSD department office.

Other Awards

From time to time, other awards become available and they will be made known at the Fall Student-Faculty Orientation meeting.