Hispanic Caucus Academic Scholarship

The Hispanic Caucus, a related professional organization of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), is pleased to offer its first annual Academic Scholarship.  Our mission includes supporting speech-language-hearing professionals and future professionals who in turn serve the Hispanic community.  This scholarship is intended to provide a financial resource to future clinical practitioners.


The Scholarship

For the 2011 – 2012 Academic Year, the Hispanic Caucus will offer a scholarship of $500.  The Hispanic Caucus will donate 10% of membership dues received toward the scholarship fund.  Additional funds will be collected through private and corporate sponsorships.  If the annual fundraising goal is exceeded, the Hispanic Caucus Executive Board will dedicate the surplus to future scholarship funding.


Criteria for Applicants

Applicants must be accepted or enrolled in a Master’s or Au.D. Communication Sciences and Disorders program.

Graduate programs must be in the United States or its territories, and must be accredited by ASHA’s Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA).

Current graduate students may apply.

Undergraduate seniors and others who are planning to begin the first year of their graduate program in the Summer or Fall of 2011 may also apply.  Proof of acceptance into a qualifying graduate program must be submitted.  Proof of enrollment must be supplied at time of disbursement.

Applicants must demonstrate the need for financial support in participating in their indicated academic program.

All applicants who are willing to commit to serving the Hispanic community, and to develop their skills in order to do so, are welcome to apply.

Application and Selection Process

Submit the scholarship application packet by no later than Monday, August 1.


The application packet must include:

Completed application (download at the bottom of this page)

Proof of acceptance or enrollment in a qualifying graduate program (e.g., Letter of acceptance, letter of verification from the program director, etc.)

Proof of Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a Description of Financial Need (e.g., a photocopy including identifying information and your EFC)

Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

Maximum two - page essay describing all of the following:

Your motivation for serving the Hispanic community

Service you’ve provided the Hispanic community in the past

How you plan to serve the Hispanic community as a speech-language, or hearing professional.

Two Letters of Reference

One letter should be from an individual who can speak to your academic and clinical aptitude

The second should be from an individual who can speak to one or more of the following:

Your service toward the Hispanic community

Your commitment to the Hispanic community

Your experience as a community leader


Please send your completed packet to the attention of Cynthia Quiroga at:

324 S. Crestwood Lane, Mount Prospect, IL 60056


Please direct any questions to: john.consalvi@ashahispaniccaucus.com


In awarding this scholarship, The Hispanic Caucus does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability.