Funding Opportunities

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is pleased to offer students a variety of funding opportunities.

Radford University Foundation Scholarships

COSD Scholarships:

  • Candice Crizer McDearmon Memorial Scholarship - Mr. Gerald McDearmon established this scholarship in memory of his wife who was a Roanoke school speech-language pathologist and RU alumnus. Award amount varies annually.
  • James E. Nicely Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Communication Sciences and Disorders - Dr. James Nicely is Professor Emeritus of Communications Sciences and Disorders. His colleagues and family established this scholarship in his honor. Award amount varies annually.
  • Scottish Rite Research and Clinical Service Scholarships - These scholarships are funded by the Scottish Rite Masons.  Award amounts vary annually.  Click here to view research and clinical service projects. Summer Scottish Rite scholarships are also available.

Waldron College Scholarships:

  • Elbert H. & Evelyn J. Waldron Scholarship (multiple scholarships available)
  • Elbert H. & Evelyn J. Waldron College of Health and Human Services Scholarship (multiple scholarships available)
  • Kathy Green Scholarship (undergraduates only)
  • New River Valley Health Foundation, Inc. Scholarship (multiple scholarships available)

Deadline to apply is February 5th. For more information or to apply visit this site: Foundation Scholarship Application Process

Graduate Assistantships

We offer approximately 15 graduate assistantships within our department or the university to incoming graduate students. Applicants to our graduate program are automatically considered for graduate assistantships.

Communication Disorders Foundation of Virginia (CDF)

This organization offers two $4,000 scholarships (Rita Purcell-Robertson Scholarship and David H. Narburgh Scholarship) and one $2,500 scholarship (Pat Thomas Dewey Scholarship) each academic year. View CDF application requirements and deadlines.


Bristol Choquette: recipient of The 2023 Rita Purcell-Robertson Scholarship

Congratulations to past recipients of CDF Scholarships:
Bristol Choquette (class of 2024)
Elizabeth Maneval (class of 2024)
Emily Moore (class of 2024)
Emily Speaks (class of 2019)
Megan Bell (class of 2018)


Elizabeth Maneval: recipient of The 2023 David H. Narburgh Scholarship