Funding Opportunities

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

Scottish Rite Research Scholarships - These scholarships are funded by the Scottish Rite Masons. We currently have 6 Scottish Rite Research Scholarships, which range from $5000 - $6500. Amounts may vary slightly from year-to-year. Summer Scottish Rite scholarships are also available.

Communication Disorders Foundation of Virginia (CDF) - This organization offers one $4000 scholarship (Rita Purcell-Robertson Scholarship) and one $2500 scholarship (David H. Narburgh Scholarship) for the 2019-2020 academic year. View CDF application requirements and deadlines.

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.

Waldron College also has several scholarships available to our students. The 2019 College-wide scholarships include the following:

  • 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)
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Emily Speaks, left and Megan Bell, right

Congratulations to past recepients of CDF Scholarships, Emily Speaks (class of 2019) and Megan Bell (class of 2018)!