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Jazz and Juleps Scholarship Application

Jazz and Juleps Scholarships are offered to increase the ability to compete with peer institutions for highly sought after students and to increase the diversity among the Arkansas audiologists and speech-language pathologists, especially those serving underrepresented and medically underserved populations.  Eligibility is based on leadership, academic excellence, and diversity (i.e., geographic, ethnic, socioeconomic).  The purpose of the scholarships is to help defray the costs of graduate education and to facilitate the development of community connections.  Applications are available to new and continuing students and opening March 31st and closing April 31st.  Awards will be announced at the Jazz and Juleps fundraising event (late May).  Scholarship recipients must attend and participate college scholarship recognition receptions and the Jazz and Juleps fundraising event to formally receive the award.

Available Scholarships

  • Beth B. Eaton Endowed Scholarship (2011) – 1st year M.S. CSD students
  • Loris Mayersohn Fullerton Endowed Scholarship (2013) – 1st year Au.D. students
  • Cathy and Jeff Shaneyfelt Endowed Scholarship (2015) – 2nd year M.S. CSD students
  • Dwane F. Treat Scottish Rite Endowed Scholarship (2012) – 2nd year Au.D. students
  • Zelda Selph Hoaglan Endowed Scholarship (2014) – 3rd year Au.D. students
  • Nan Ellen Dickinson East Endowed Scholarship (2010) – ABI Certificate students

Selection Criteria:

Applicants must demonstrate the following attributes:

  1. Academic achievement
  2. Community and extracurricular involvement
  3. Leadership
  4. Previous or current participation in National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) and/or Student Academy of Audiology (SAA)
  5. Accepted by or enrolled as a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year full-time graduate degree seeking student in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology with or without enrollment in the Auditory-Based Intervention certificate program.

Application Requirements and Process:

  1. Complete the application form
  2. Upload your resume (continuing students include names and contact information for 2 faculty members for references)
  3. New students must include two letters of reference from persons familiar with his/her academic work and professional character (those provided as part of program application may be used to fulfill this part of the application).
  4. Submit a one-page essay describing your professional goals and objectives. Explain how your attributes are consistent with the intent of the scholarships.

Scholarship Selection Process:

  1. Applicants must have an excellent academic record that promises a successful academic career.
  2. Other factors that may be considered include academic citizenship, community involvement (service learning), and leadership.
  3. Preference will be given to applicants who: a) plan to stay in Arkansas after graduation; or b) have established ties to the state which increase the likelihood that they will stay in the state to work after graduation. These ties or connections to the state should be explained in the application essay. Applicants who cannot demonstrate these ties or intentions are still eligible to apply.