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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Student Scholarship

The Louisiana Speech-Language Hearing Association (LSHA) is dedicated to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within the field of speech-language pathology and audiology. As part of our commitment to promoting a more representative and inclusive profession, we are pleased to offer the LSHA DEI Student Scholarship. This scholarship aims to support students who demonstrate a dedication to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of communication sciences and disorders.


  1. Enrollment in a Communication Sciences and Disorders Program: Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in communication sciences and disorders at a university or college in Louisiana.

  2. Identification as a Member of an Underrepresented Population in Speech-Language Pathology: Applicants must identify as a member of an underrepresented population in the field of speech-language pathology, including but not limited to individuals from racial or ethnic minority groups, individuals with disabilities, or LGBTQ+ individuals.
  3. Academic Achievement: Applicants should demonstrate strong academic performance in their communication sciences and disorders coursework.

  4. Leadership and Engagement: Preference will be given to students who have shown leadership potential and a commitment to engaging with issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion through extracurricular activities, volunteer work, or professional development opportunities.

Award Amount and Deadline:

The LSHA DEI Student Scholarship will provide financial support to selected recipients. The award amount and number of scholarships may vary depending on available funding. 

LSHA is proud to support students who are dedicated to creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future for the field of communication sciences and disorders. We look forward to receiving applications from passionate and qualified candidates who share our commitment to these values.

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