Scholarships

Mike and Beth Tierney Endowed Scholarship
for undergraduate students

This scholarship was established in 2007.  The recipient will be from southeast Michigan, possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 and show demonstrated involvement in leadership activities.  Preference will be given to students pursuing a major in the College of Business Administration or a major in Communication Disorders in the College of Health Professions.  Applications for CDO students are available through the CDO Department, 2159 Health Professions Building.

Margret E. Sanford Marquardt Memorial Endowed Scholarship
for undergratuate junior year or above or graduate students

This scholarship was established in 2007 in memory of Margret E. Sanford Marquardt.  Preference will be given to a graduate student who has a record of academic excellence as demonstrated by a GPA of 3.5 or above.  Undergraduate students who have attained a junior status and have a GPA of 3.25 or above may also be considered.  Physically challenged students should be given preference for both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  They must be registered with the Student Disability Services Office.  Applications are available through the COD Department, 2159 Health Professions Builiding.

Evelyn Hill Pender Memorial Endowed Scholarship
for SLP graduate students

This scholarship was established in 2002 by Mr. Paul Pender in memory of his wife, Evelyn Hill Pender, a CMU alumna, who was a speech-language-pathologist for 32  years in Michigan.  This scholarship was established in Evelyn's memory to benefit speech-language pathologists who remain committed to helping others improve their speech and language.  This renewable scholarship, based on full-time enrollment and financial need, is given to a graduate student in speech-language pathology who has earned a minimum overall and major grade point average of 3.5, and who shows promise as a clinician.  Applications are available through the CDO Department, 2159 Health Professions Building.
 
Leslie Gruber Memorial Scholarship
for undergraduate students, and for graduate students if no undergraduates qualify
Established in 1985 by Mrs. Jacoba Gruber, and family and friends, in memory of here husband, Dr. Les Gruber, who as a professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at CMU. Scholarship preference will be given to undergraduate CDO majors having a minimum overall GPA of 3.00 and who have completed at least 18 hours in the major and who possess strong clinical skills. If no undergraduate students qualify, then graduate students may apply and be considered. The maximum award is $1000 per student. Applications are available through the Department of Communication Disorders, 2159 Health Professions Building.
 
George N. and Ernestine R. Lauer Scholarship
for undergraduate (Junior year) students
Established in 1988 by George and Ernestine Lauer in appreciation of CMU and their family. The recipient must be a junior with a 3.0 or higher GPA, majoring in Mathematics, Computer Science, Speech-Language Pathology, or English. Preference is given to Michigan residents. If a recipient is not identified within these majors, qualified applicants majoring in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics will be considered. The scholarship may be renewed for the senior year provided a 3.0 or better GPA has been maintained and the field of study is continued. The CDO department does not make the selection for this scholarship. Financial Aid Office will give students consideration based on FASFA criteria.  For more information, contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 1-888-392-0007, visit them online.
 
Wilbur Moore Scholarship
for undergraduate (Junior year) students
Established in 1989, in memory of Wilbur E. Moore, a professor and the first vice-president of academic affairs at CMU, as well as one of the nation's leading authorities on speech and speech correction. Moore was also the founder of what was known as the Summer Remedial Clinics, now the Summer Speech Language Specialty Clinics. This scholarship is available to CMU juniors who are enrolled as majors in one of the three existing departments, which formerly composed the Department of Speech and Drama. They are: Speech Communication and Dramatic Arts; Communication Disorders; and Broadcast and Cinematic Arts. The award rotates among these three departments each year. Faculty within the awarding department will nominate and select the recipient, based on a demonstration of high academic achievement and a record of strong leadership in his/her academic program. Applications are available through the Department of Communication Disorders, 2159 Health Professions Building..
 
Keith L. Maxwell Scholarship
for graduate students
Established in 1984 by an estate gift of Ellen Mercer Clark Maxwell in memory of her husband, Dr. Keith L. Maxwell, who was a speech-language pathology professor in the Department of Communication Disorders. To be eligible for this scholarship a student must be full-time status, with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Applications are available through the Department of Communication Disorders, 2159 Health Professions Building.
 
CDO-SLP Alumni Scholarship
for second-year SLP graduate students
Established in 1998 through alumni support, for a second-year graduate student in the Speech-Language Pathology Program in the Department of Communication Disorders. Applications are available through the Department of Communication Disorders, 2159 Health Professions Building.
 
J. Dean and Betty L. Eckersley Audiology Scholarship
for Audiology graduate students
Established in 1996 as a renewable scholarship for a graduate status audiology student within the Department of Communication Disorders who earned a minimum GPA of 3.5 as a senior with financial need as determined by CMU. Preference is given to students from Isabella County, other counties of Michigan, and transfer students from Mid-Michigan Community College who were recipients of the J. Dean and Betty L Eckersley Scholarship. Applications are available through the CDO Audiology Division, 1183 Health Professions Building.
 
Nicholas P. Redfield Memorial Scholarship
for third-year Audiology graduate students
Established in 1998 by colleagues in memory of Dr. Redfield for a third-year Au.D. doctoral student who demonstrates a "client-centered" approach in clinical performance., volunteer works and efforts to better the audiology program at CMU will also be considered in selecting a candidate for this award. Applications are available through the CDO Audiology Division, 1183 Health Professions Building.


 For more information about financial aid, contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 1-888-392-0007, visit them online.

 

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