Graduate Student

Graduate Student Funding

Graduate student funding is provided by the University of Northern Iowa Graduate College, based on the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate admission committee's recommendation, and comes in the form of Tuition Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships.  

 

Graduate Tuition Scholarships

A student receiving a tuition scholarship must be enrolled full-time in residence (9 or more credit hours per semester) and must maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA in the program of study. Tuition scholarships partially cover the cost of the student's tuition during the period of the scholarship award.  The application can be found under "forms" at the bottom of the page here

 

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are awarded to qualified students who are full time students in residence during the period of the awarded assistantship. Students awarded a full-time assistantship are given work assignments not to exceed 20 hours per week.

Graduate Assistantship Job Description

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Other Scholarship Opportunities

Students are encouraged to contact the UNI Financial Aid Office to determine their eligibility for university grants and scholarships as well as student loan programs. Students should review the Financial Aid webpage at:  https://finaid.uni.edu/

To apply for scholarships, please complete the on-line UNI Scholarship Application available at https://finaid.uni.edu/scholarship. The deadline to complete this application is JANUARY 15th.

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Irene M. Thompson Scholarship

 1. Amount: $300 to $500 2. When? Awarded during spring semester for following academic year 3. For whom?  Either undergraduate OR graduate (3.0 GPA) 4. Competition pool: CHAS wide 5. How to apply: Complete the on-line UNI Scholarship Application listed above • One letter of recommendation from faculty member • Application deadline January 15

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CHAS Scholarship Awards

 1. Amount: $500 to $1,000 (several scholarships) 2. When? Awarded during spring semester for following academic year 3. For whom? 2nd semester sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student who is enrolled in fall classes as a communication disorders/SLP major 4. Competition pool: Departmental 5. How to apply:  Complete the on-line UNI Scholarship Application listed above • Application deadline January 15

Roy E. Eblen Endowed Scholarship

1. Amount: $500-$1,000  2. When?: Awarded during spring semester for following academic year 3. For whom?: Graduate students majoring in Speech-Language Pathology 4. Competition pool: Departmental 5. How to apply: • Complete the on-line UNI Scholarship Application listed above • Letter addressed to Scholarship Chair describing why you want to work in speech-language pathology and why you believe you would be effective • Application deadline January 15

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Cedar Valley Sertoma Service Award

1. Amount: variable up to $1,000 2. When? Awarded during spring semester for following academic year 3. For whom? Junior, Senior or Graduate students in Fall 4. Competition pool: Departmental 5. How to apply: • Secure application from CSD Office • Application due February 15

Hearing Impaired Scholarship

1. Amount: $500 - $1,500   2. When? Awarded during Spring semester for following academic year 3. For whom? Undergraduate or graduate students in communication disorders/SLP with a hearing loss of 40 dB HTL or greater in one or both ears. (3.0 GPA)   4. Competition pool: Departmental 5. How to apply:  Secure application from CSD Office • Application deadline January 15

Iowa Speech and Hearing Association Scholarship

1. Amount: $500 2. When? Awarded October 3. For whom? Graduate OR undergraduate students in communication disorders /SLP. Competition pool: Communication disorders department of UNI and UI 5. How to apply: You must be nominated to apply for this scholarship.  Nominated students request guidelines from CSD Office • Must have letter of recommendation from UNI Communication Disorders faculty • Application & letters due early May – watch for announcement

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Revised 9/2018