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Scholarships & Financial Aid

Listed below are scholarships offered to current students in the Department of Communicative Disorders. For these scholarships, we will announce the availability, amount of scholarship and application process during the spring semester. For more information please contact the Departmental Scholarship Coordinator, Dr. Ryan Nelson.

To apply, you can download an application below after scholarship announcements are posted in the spring semester.

Current undergraduate students may also qualify for scholarships through the College of Liberal Arts. Scholarships for Communicative Disorders students are also available from organizations outside the University. These are also described below and specific contact information is given.

C. Richard Cochrane Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship criteria:

  • 3.0 GPA or better
  • Junior or senior status (minimum of 60 semester hours)
  • Full-time enrollment required (minimum of 12 hours must be maintained in the fall and spring semesters)
  • US citizen
  • 1/2 of scholarship amount awarded in the fall semester and 1/2 in the spring semester

Download the Scholarship Application.

Junior League of Lafayette Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship criteria:

  • 3.0 GPA or better
  • Junior or senior status (minimum of 60 semester hours)
  • Full-time enrollment required (minimum of 12 hours must be maintained in the fall and spring semesters)
  • US citizen
  • Resident of an Acadiana parish
  • Preference given to female residents of Lafayette Parish
  • 1/2 scholarship amount awarded in the fall semester and 1/2 in the spring semester

Download  Scholarship Application

Harmon F. Roy Scholarship

Scholarship criteria:

  • First-time freshman majoring in Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • US citizen and a Louisiana Resident
  • Graduate of a Louisiana High School
  • Recipient will be chosen from students applying for UL Lafayette scholarships and will be based on ACT scores and high-school GPA
  • 1/2 scholarship amount awarded in the fall semester and 1/2 in the spring semester
  • Full-time enrollment with a GPA of 3.0 required to continue receiving scholarship

Apply for UL Lafayette Scholarships.

Francis P. Billeaud Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship criteria:

  • Graduate student in the Master's program (may be currently enrolled or admitted to program)
  • Full-time enrollment required (minimum of 12 hours must be maintained in the fall and spring semesters)
  • US Citizen and Louisiana Resident
  • Graduate GPA of 3.3 for currently enrolled students; UG GPA of 3.2 for recently admitted students

Download the graduate scholarship application.

Sertoma International Communicative Disorders Scholarship

Scholarship criteria:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America
  • Pursuing a graduate level degree in speech language pathology and/or audiology at a college or university in the United States, accredited by ASHA’s Council on Academic Accreditation
  • Minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate and graduate level course work.

Apply for the Sertoma International Scholarship.

Lafayette Breakfast Sertoma Excellence Award

Scholarship criteria:

  • Must be a master's level graduate student in the Department of Communicative Disorders
  • Full-time enrollment required
  • Louisiana resident who graduated from a high-school in one of the following parishes: Lafayette, Acadia, St. Martin, Vermilion, St. Landry, St. Mary, Jeff Davis or Evangeline

Students will receive an announcement by email in the Fall semester with the application attached. Applications are turned into Ms. Roxie Harris in Room 236.

Louisiana Scottish Rite Foundation Student Clinician Scholarships

Scholarship criteria:

  • First-year graduate student clinician
  • Financial need, evidence of service to community
  • Good academic standing

Students will receive an announcement in the summer term with deadlines for applications.

Download the Scottish Rite Scholarship application.

John W. Oller, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

  • Be admitted as a full-time graduate student in regular status
  • GPA of 3.3 or higher on a minimum of  6 credit hrs for continuing students
  • Full-time enrollment is a minimum of 6 credit hrs unless at dissertation stage
  • Preference to ALSS doctoral student; students in Master's Program in Communicative Disorders are also eligible
  • Evidence of research productivity/potential & financial need

Download the graduate scholarship application.

Hula and Tony Damico Endowed Scholarship

  • Be admitted as a full-time graduate student in the ALSS doctoral program
  • GPA of 3.3 or higher on a minimum of 6 credit hrs for continuing students
  • Full-time enrollment is a minimum of 6 credit hrs unless at dissertation stage
  • Evidence of research productivity/potential & financial need

Download the graduate scholarship application.

Sertoma-Allen Comeaux Memorial Scholarship

  • Be admitted in regular status to the ALSS doctoral program
  • GPA of 3.3 for continuing students
  • May not receive the scholarship for more than 2 consecutive years
  • If no qualified PhD candidate is available may be awarded to a student in the Master's program

Download the graduate scholarship application.