Applications for 2025 will reopen in Fall 2024.

DotCom Therapy is offering three separate $1000 scholarships to NBASLH student members who meet the following criteria:

  • Must be currently enrolled in school to become a certified speech-language pathologist.
  • Must be interested in working as a teletherapist.

In a short video (no more than 5 minutes) or a short essay (no more than 750 words), please share with us why you feel access to speech therapy services is important for all students and why you are passionate about teletherapy as an option for service provision. Additionally, please tell us why diversity in the teletherapy industry is important to you and how you will work to encourage diversity in the field.


Dr. Henry A. Moses Scholarship for Medical Speech-Language Pathology

This scholarship is open to applicants pursuing a Masters or PhD degree in speech language pathology in a program accredited by ASHA’s Council on Academic Accreditation, who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in medical speech-language pathology. The one recipient will receive $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must submit a resume (including educational background and previous academic, work, or volunteer experiences) and an essay (up to 500 words) describing their career goals and interests in medical speech pathology.



The Culturally Responsive, Trauma Informed, Globally Engaged Scholarship


  • Undergraduate or graduate students of color enrolled full time and in good standing in a speech-language pathology program.
  • Awardees must submit a statement of interest of 500 words demonstrating their interest or experiences in working in the U.S. or globally with children who are marginalized.
  • Preferences will be given to applicants who have demonstrated interest in working with children and/or adolescents who have social pragmatic communication challenges, and children who have one or more of the following characteristics:
    • speak more than one language and/or language variety
    • are impoverished
    • are forcibly displaced migrants, or
    • have a history of trauma resulting from maltreatment and/or adverse childhood experiences.

This scholarship should be used to support tuition, research endeavors, conference attendance, and/or participation in a study abroad course to a majority world country (i.e., countries with an HDI of .550 or less such as those in sub Saharan Africa; some parts of South & East Asia; South & Central America; and the Caribbean).

Two students will receive $1000 each.. Scholarships will be awarded at the NBASLH convention. Attending the NBASLH convention will not be required.

Sponsored by: Yvette D. Hyter, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Honors, Professor Emeritus



The Master Clinician Network is excited to offer a $1,000 scholarship that will go to one student member of NBASLH who has demonstrated leadership potential with reference to increasing diversity in the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.

Applicants should submit a resume (including educational background, academic work or accolades, community service and/or leadership experiences), a 750-word essay describing what leadership means to you, and one reference letter to verify your leadership potential.


Student Research Award

The National Black Association for Speech‐Language and Hearing (NBASLH) invites students to submit a research paper to its scholarship competition. The winner will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship during NBASLH’s Annual Convention on April 11 - 13, 2023in Raleigh, NC.  


  • Student who is enrolled full‐time in an ASHA‐accredited doctoral program in speech‐language pathology, audiology or speech‐language‐hearing sciences
  • The student must be enrolled at the time of the award
  • Member of NBASLH
  • The student must submit a research paper that addresses a topic of scientific or scholarly merit that deals with issues relevant to communication sciences and disorders and audiology impacting the African-American, Caribbean, African, and/or Afro-Latinx population.


The research paper must address a topic of scientific or scholarly merit that speaks to issues relevant to communication sciences and disorders and audiology impacting the African-American, Caribbean, African, and/or Afro-Latinx population. populations. The paper may focus on any of the following:

  • An empirical investigation that requires data gathering and analysis.
  • An issue paper that aims to redefine, evaluate or synthesize existing knowledge in ways that offer a new conceptual framework or approach for conducting research or engaging in clinical practice.
  • A description of a clinical case study which has implications for future research and/or clinical practice.

Students who submit a paper in response to NBASLH’s Call for Papers may use the same paper to participate in this scholarship competition. However, the review process and criteria do not necessarily overlap.


The manuscript’s style and format should follow the guidelines specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). The student is encouraged to consult with a faculty mentor on the paper. If the student cannot locate a mentor at his/her school, then NBASLH will locate a mentor. Please contact the Chair of the Scholarship Committee.

Use the guideline below for completing the online application and submitting the paper:

  • You will need the following information to complete the online application: title of the paper, student’s full name, address, telephone number, email address, university affiliation and faculty mentor’s name and address, your picture, and a brief bio. (All identifying information will be hidden from the application reviewers.)
  • Submit only one manuscript during the scholarship year.
  • Type and double space the manuscript on 8 1/2 x 11-inch with one‐inch margins on all sides
  • Do not include any identifying information in the abstract or manuscript
  • 75‐word abstract of the paper with title but WITHOUT author identification
  • Make sure the manuscript includes the following information:
    • 2,000‐word manuscript (i.e., approximately eight double‐spaced pages, exclusive of references and supporting figures and tables), which describes the content of the paper. (An abbreviated title of the paper should appear as a running header at the top of each page WITHOUT author’s name.)
    • Data displayed in figure or table form where appropriate. (Note that tables and figures should be self‐explanatory so that text is not needed for clarity.)
    • References
    • Text included in figures, tables, and references do not count toward the 2,000 word count.


Papers will be evaluated on the following aspects:

  • Completeness (inclusion of a background statement with literature review, rationale for paper, identification of the issue, research question or hypothesis, description of the methods used to collect and analyze data, results and discussion of findings).
  • Appropriateness (soundness of method, research design, arguments)
  • Manuscript quality (organizational structure, clarity of writing and data representation)
  • Significance (contribution of research to existing knowledge in the field)
  • Attending the NBASLH convention will not be required.

Sponsored by: Pamela Rowe Speech and Occupational Therapy


Student Registration Scholarships

Roundtree Group, PLLC will sponsor two student registrations to undergraduate and graduate students in Speech-Language-Hearing Science who are interested in attending the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing convention.


  • Undergraduate or Graduate student enrolled full-time in a Speech-Language program
  • Identifies as Black or African American
  • In a short video/TikTok/IG Reel (60 -120s) or a short essay (200-250 words), please share with us what it means to be a culturally responsive practitioner and why it is important to you.

Student Travel Scholarships

This award is for any current undergraduate or graduate student in the speech and hearing sciences. Each award is $500, which the student can use toward reimbursement of monies spent on any travel expenses related to the NBASLH Annual Convention, including transportation and lodging. Each award recipient will be required to complete and sign a commitment form to register for the NBASLH Convention and to volunteer for the annual awards gala and to moderate at least two sessions during the convention. This award is in the form of a check once the student has completed their service at the convention. The number of travel awards available varies from year to year. Self-nominations for awards are permitted.


  • Verification of a GPA‐3.0 (this can be either transcript or verification by a faculty advisor)
  • 500‐word essay that describes the benefits and objectives of attending the Convention
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor
  • Complete and sign a commitment form to register for the NBASLH Convention and to volunteer during the awards gala and moderate at least two sessions during the convention

High School Student Travel Scholarships

The NBASLH High School Travel Award supports an eligible high school student and their parent or legal guardian to attend an NBASLH Annual Convention. 

The award recipient will also be connected with a student and professional mentor and an undergraduate program nearest to them. 

Award includes $800 as support towards travel and food expenses to, during, and from the convention location city; one (1) complimentary standard  student registration, (1) guest registration, and a 2-night stay at the convention host hotel.  


  • Junior or Senior enrolled full-time at a high school in the United States.
  • Identifies as Black or African American.
  • Strong interest in a future career as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist.
  • Must be able and willing to travel to the convention location of the year in which they are applying.
  • Recipient and parent or legal guardian must personally attend the NBASLH Annual Convention to claim the travel stipend. 
  • 500-word personal statement on (1) their interest in the profession and (2) what they hope to gain from attending the NBASLH Annual Convention.
  • Letter of support from a teacher, counselor, or academic advisor.
  • Verification of Good Standing from counselor, or academic advisor. Click here for Academic Verification Form
  • Parent or Legal Guardian Commitment.
  • Official copy of High school transcript.


The Resiliency Scholarship: In Honor of Dr. Kenyatta Rivers

The National Black Association for Speech‐Language and Hearing (NBASLH) invites students to submit to a scholarship program that highlights improvement in academics. Four winners will be selected. Two undergraduate students enrolled in a Communication Disorders program and two graduate students enrolled in a Speech Language Pathology and/or Audiology program. Each award will be $500. Awards will be presented during NBASLH’s Annual Convention on April 11 - 13, 2023, in Raleigh, NC.


  • Student who is enrolled full‐time in an ASHA‐accredited undergraduate or graduate studies in Communication Disorders.
  • Student must have demonstrated improvement in academics within the past year.
  • Student must aspire to become a Speech-Language Pathologist, Audiologist, or Speech Scientist.
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA in Communication Disorder coursework and must submit a current transcript.
  • Student must be of African-American, Afro-Latinx, Afro-Caribbean or African descent.
  • Student should submit a 200-300 word essay in PDF format that describes their recent efforts and success with improving their academic performance as evidenced by an increased GPA. The essay should include information about ways in which they were able to stay encouraged, protect and improve their mindset, and employ strategies and tools to reach their academic goals.
  • Attending the NBASLH convention will not be required.

Sponsored by: Pamela Rowe Speech and Occupational Therapy