Scholar-Mentor Award

The Scholar-Mentor Award is given to an outstanding professional who has mentored Black students in speech-language pathology, audiology and/or speech/language-hearing sciences. The Scholar-Mentor Award was established to recognize those distinguished professionals who have demonstrated outstanding mentoring skills with students through research, clinical, administrative and/or academic activities.

The recipient of this award of distinction will be recognized during NBASLH's Annual Convention.

Criteria for Selection

The nominee for the Scholar-Mentor Award should:

  • Be in good financial standing as a member of NBALSH for a minimum of three consecutive years at the time of nomination.
  • Possess an outstanding record of mentoring Black students in communication sciences and disorders research, clinical, administrative and/or academic activities.

Nomination Process

The following items should be submitted to the NBASLH Awards and Scholarship Committee:

  • Completed nomination form
  • Curriculum vitae of nominee
  • Narrative describing outstanding mentoring activities of nominee and impact
  • Three letters of support from past or present students one year post supervisory experience
  • Two letters of support from colleagues of nominee

These materials may be completed / uploaded through the online nomination form.

Note: If no applications are received for this award, the NBASLH Board of Directors may appoint an awardee.