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Butterfly Effects Scholarship Supports ABA Master's Student
Kaleigh Cernosek, a student in the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) on-campus Master of Science program, received a scholarship offered through Butterfly Effects in Tampa on October 10, 2022.
Butterfly Effects, a national leader in ABA-based treatment for children affected by autism spectrum disorder, has committed $2,000 annually ($1,000 per Fall/Spring semesters) to a full-time USF ABA graduate student. The scholarship is awarded to a student dedicated to making meaningful change in the lives of children and families affected by ASD. There is no contingency for the recipient. The Butterfly Effects local leadership and BCBA team in Tampa, FL is comprised of multiple USF ABA Master's Program alumnae, which led to forming this meaningful partnership with the university.
ABA Assistant Program Director Dr. Catia Cividini-Motta and ABA on-campus MS Practicum Coordinator Dr. Meka McCammon, along with Butterfly Effects Senior Regional Director Claire Speiler presented Kaleigh the scholarship funds to be used toward completing her degree.
After graduating, Kaleigh hopes to continue working with children with ASD and has an interest in working in a variety of settings.