Our success depends on the generous support of individuals and trusts who want to invest in the future of our students, faculty, and regional professionals. Your support advances our mission through education, research, clinical practice, and community outreach. Please consider supporting our work.
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Purpose: To support the general purpose and goals of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders which include use as a drawing fund for professional, clinical and/or departmental related expenditures not covered by usual USF allocations
Purpose: To provide support for Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Purpose: To support the work of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department for children with speech, language or hearing needs.
Purpose: Scholarships for full or part-time graduate students majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences on the Tamps campus.
Purpose: The Bolesta-USF Fund supports activities within the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders (DSD) that are directly related to the development of listening and spoken language in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Specifically, the funds are used for providing speech-language therapy, hearing, and related services to children with hearing loss. Funds are also used for other activities whose goal is to provide children with hearing loss the ability to develop speech and language skills which allow them to be mainstreamed into our hearing schools, workforce, and communities. If endowment level is reached the current gifts will be transferred to establish an endowed fund.
Purpose: The Prescott and Sandy Seckel and Valerie West Fluency Scholarship is a scholarship at the University of South Florida's College of Behavioral & Community Sciences designed to advance the education of future clinicians and researchers who have demonstrated a commitment to developing expertise in stuttering as a unique communication disorder, with the ultimate goal of having qualified and dedicated individuals who will provide therapy and conduct research in search of a cure for stuttering. Scholarship criteria: based on merit, new or currently enrolled student, in an approved program related to stuttering within the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, Communication Sciences and Disorders Department, on the Tampa campus.
- Be enrolled full or part-time at any level at USF and demonstrate significant interest in and commitment to stuttering therapy, research or initiatives that benefit people who stutter as evidenced through acceptance into a program in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at USF.
- The scholarship will be renewable up to 8 semesters and the recipient will receive an award of at least $1,000.
- Provide an essay describing any or all of the following: past and/or current participation in volunteer or work initiatives that provide benefits to individuals who stutter, ideas and/or commitment to develop or participate in innovative research projects and programs designed to improve the quality of life for individuals affected by stuttering, examples of any memberships in any organizations focused on stuttering, goals for graduate thesis or doctoral dissertation work in stuttering.
- Preference will be given to students who stutter and display aforementioned commitment and interest in stuttering.
Purpose: The Bolesta-USF Fund supports activities within the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders (DSD) that are directly related to the development of listening and spoken language in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Specifically, the funds are used for providing speech-language therapy, hearing, and related services to children with hearing loss. Funds are also used for other activities whose goal is to provide children with hearing loss the ability to develop speech and language skills which allow them to be mainstreamed into our hearing schools, workforce, and communities.
Purpose: To offer scholarships to full or part-time 3rd year graduate students enrolled in the Doctor of Audiology (Au. D.) program, in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, on the Tampa campus. This scholarship is based on merit and can be awarded 1 semester to a well-rounded student who demonstrates interest in Audiology through academic excellence, outstanding clinical achievement and displays leadership qualities through participation and volunteerism. Applicants will be required to complete an essay describing their leadership skills and interest in the field of audiology and should include any clinical experience they have had and/or list organizations they have volunteered with that are related to the field. Preference should be given to applicants who have not received an award from the Audiology Alumni Scholarship #530009.
Purpose: To support the Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders (CSD) for activities associated with stuttering.
Purpose: To offer scholarships to full or part-time 3rd and 4th year AuD graduate students, pursuing a major in the Department of Communications Sciences & Disorders AuD Program, in the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, on the Tampa campus. This scholarship is renewable up to 8 semesters. Students must write a 500 word essay describing why they are choosing to pursue a career in Audiology that will be reviewed by a scholarship committee. Preference will be given to students who also currently do community service and community outreach projects.
Purpose: To supplement funding within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders already designated for the purchase of clinical audiology equipment, special supplies, tools or other training needs that enhance the clinical training experience of Audiology graduate students. The decision to purchase equipment will require majority approval of full-time instructors (clinical faculty) in the Audiology Program.
Purpose: To provide supplemental support for patients of the Speech-Language and Hearing Clinics in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) and community outreach efforts of the Sertoma Collegiate Club. Support may include but is not limited to clinic patients with equipment needs, programs offered by the department designed for children and young adults, and events identified by the department and/or the Sertoma Collegiate Club as community outreach.
Purpose: This fund will provide support for the Stuttering Program and assistance for individuals
participating in the program. Assistance may include but is not limited to the enrollment
expenses of financially challenged individuals who might not otherwise have an opportunity
to participate in the Program for the Advanced Treatment of Stuttering (PATS). Partial
awards may be made to provide access to the program for multiple students. It is the
donor's intent that the operating fund grow to endowment level through future gifts
made by the donor and other fundraising efforts of the university. In order to grow
the balance of the fund, expenditures may or may not be made in any given year at
the discretion of the dean of the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences or their
designee. If the fund reaches the minimum endowment level it may be converted to an
endowment at the discretion of the dean of the college of Behavioral & Community Sciences
or their designee.
Purpose: To offer scholarships to full or part-time graduate students, pursuing a Speech Language Pathology degree, in the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, on all campuses. This scholarship is renewable up to 8 semesters. Preference will be given to students of varying ethnicities, orientations, backgrounds, and abilities from under-represented populations in the field of Speech Language Pathology. Applicants are required to submit an essay explaining how they plan to pursue a career that will have an impact on these communities.
Purpose: To offer scholarships to full or part-time students, at all academic levels, pursing a B.S. in Communication Sciences & Disorders, or a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology, in the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, on the Tampa or Sarasota-Manatee campus. This scholarship is based on merit with a preference for financial need and is renewable up to 8 semesters. Students must be graduates from a Florida high school. The minimum award will be $1000.00 to one student that most closely matches the above criteria each academic year. The award amount may be increased in the future as available funds grow.
Purpose: To support the educational needs of a full or part-time graduate student new or currently
enrolled in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders in either the Master's
Degree program in Speech Language Pathology or the Doctor of Audiology program. This
scholarship is merit based and should be awarded to a USF student on any campus. Preference
for the scholarship should be given to one or more of the following factors: a student
who attended high school in Manatee County, student who resides in Manatee County,
student who plans to work in Manatee County following their graduate education, students
allied with the Suncoast Consortium. Renewable up to 8 semesters.
The Sertoma Club of Bradenton Memorial Scholarship memorializes six individuals who have significantly impacted the Club through the years. This Scholarship honors Dr. Rodger West, Mr. Michael "Mortgage Mike" Koebel, Mr. Jim Forshey, Mr. Jim Leigh and Mr. Henry Cogley - all long time members of The Sertoma Club of Bradenton. The scholarship also pays tribute to Mrs. Lela Mae Abbott, a benefactor of the Sertoma Club of Bradenton.
Purpose: To offer scholarships to full-time graduate students, pursuing an Audiology major, in the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, on all campuses. This scholarship can be awarded 1 semester. Scholarship selection for the three Audiology Alumni awards should take place within the last few weeks of the spring semester or in the case of the 1st year award at the conclusion of the spring semester after final grades are posted.
- 1st year Scholarship/Best Academic Performance: Director of the AuD program (or designee) will determine which student has earned the highest GPA for the required 1st year AuD courses during fall and spring semesters.
- 2nd year Scholarship/Outstanding Clinical Performance: Audiology clinical instructors (both full and part-time) will rank the top three student clinicians based on their performance and progress during the second year clinical practicums (Summer, Fall and Spring). The Hearing Clinic director (or designee) will collate the results to determine the awardee.
- 3rd year Scholarship/Leadership Award: All third year AuD students will have the opportunity to submit by a specified deadline, a one page essay summarizing examples of leadership skills during their academic journey, with the emphasis on leadership activities since the admission into the USF audiology graduate program. The selection committee consisting of the Audiology Program Director (or designee), the AuD clerkship coordinator and another faculty member, will review and rank the submissions to determine the leadership awardee.
If you wish to target your support, please follow-up with a message to the chair indicating your desires (e.g., Support for the Hearing Clinic, Speech Language Clinic, Research, scholarship funds, etc.).
We value your contribution and greatly appreciate your generosity! Through your support, we continue to grow our department and strive to achieve our mission.