Scholarship Initiatives

Beginning in 2011, MSHA began awarding yearly scholarships to deserving graduate students attending school in the state of Maryland.

Paul Evitts, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252


CONGRATULATIONS to Nicole Smyth from Towson University, who won the 2017 MSHA Graduate Student Scholarship!  And many thanks to all of the students who submitted applications to the Executive Board for consideration.  

MSHA is making changes to the scholarship award process beginning in 2018.  All gradudate students who volunteer at the annual convention will be eligible to win the 2018 scholarship.  A drawing will be held at the convention to determine the winner.  Paul Evitts, who is a MSHA board member, is the person who recruits and assigns volunteers at our Annual Convention.  If you are interested in volunteering for the convention, please contact Paul at  One lucky graduate student volunteer will win a scholarship in 2018!

In addition to MSHA scholarships, ASHA also awards Graduate Student Scholarships.  Here is a link to their information, which includes many different opportunities for scholarship assistance.  Please visit for more information.

ASHA Awards

ASHA has created several programs to foster leadership and promote careers in academia and research.  Please visit for more information on these opportunities.

Finding Financial Aid

A career in CSD can be financially rewarding.  And there is good news about financial aid.  ASHA offers great resources if you are looking for assistance.  
Please visit for more information.