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Minority Student Scholarship Recipients

The Minority Student Scholarship (part of the Graduate Student Scholarship) recognizes racial ethnic minority students who are U.S. citizens who are enrolled in a graduate program for communication sciences and disorders. Supported by the ASHFoundation's Minority Scholarship Fund.

2016

Awarded $5,000 each

Binger_2016_GSS_MinorityMaria A. Binger
MA Candidate
University of Maryland
Speech-Language Pathology


Ogundare_2016_GSS_MinorityAdetutu A. Ogundare
ClinSciD Candidate
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Speech-Language Pathology


Whitaker_2016_GSS_MinorityMaja E. Whitaker
MA Candidate
Marquette University
Speech-Language Pathology


2015

Awarded $5,000 each

2015-Gadson-GSSDavetrina Seles Gadson
PhD Candidate
University of Georgia
Speech-Language Science


2015-Hamilton-GSSMegan-Brette Hamilton
PhD Candidate
University of Illinois
Speech-Language Science


2015-Tang-GSSSharon S. Tang
PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Speech-Language Science


2014

Awarded $5,000

2014_Crespo_GSS_MinorityKimberly Crespo
MS/PhD Candidate
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Speech-Language Pathology


2013

Awarded $5,000

2013_Rodriguez_Minority_GSSMidori Rodriguez
MS Candidate
Misericordia University
Speech-Language Pathology


2012

Awarded $5,000

2012 Chhuon - GSS MinorityKeovmorkodh Chhuon
MS Candidate
Columbia University
Speech-Language Pathology


2011

Awarded $5,000

2011_WangIsaac Wang
MS Candidate
Vanderbilt University
Speech-Language Pathology


2010

Awarded $5,000

2010MinorityGSS-AnalydiaGonzalesAnalydia Gonzales
AuD Candidate
University of Arizona


2009

Awarded $4,000

2009MinorityGSS-CarmenFaheyCarmen Fahey
MA Candidate
University of Houston
with support from Zvirblis Estate Gift


2008

Awarded $5,000

Tracy ConnerTracy Conner
MA candidate
University of Massachusetts-Amherst



Rhona Galera Rhona Galera
CScD candidate
University of Pittsburgh
with support from the Zvirblis Estate Gift


2007

Awarded $4,000

Raul Francisco Prezas Raul Francisco Prezas
PhD candidate
Wichita State University


2006

Awarded $4,000

Derek E. Daniels Derek E. Daniels
PhD candidate
Bowling Green State University


2005

Awarded $4,000

Michelle S. Troche Michelle S. Troche
MA candidate
University of Florida


2004

Awarded $4,000

Amy D. Rodriguez
PhD candidate
University of Florida

2003

Awarded $4,000

April Gibbs April Gibbs
MS candidate
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
(Spahr Scholar)


2002

Awarded $4,000

Bernard Rousseau
University of Wisconsin–Madison

2001

Awarded $4,000

Veronica M. Pimentel Veronica M. Pimentel
Purdue University


2000

Awarded $4,000

Rosalyn R. Roberts
University of Florida

1999

Awarded $2,000

Alice D. Shi
University of Colorado, Boulder

1998

Awarded $2,000

Karlene M. Helm Karlene M. Helm
University of Kentucky


1997

Awarded $2,000

Angela Martini
University of Arizona

1996

Awarded $2,000

Claudia C. Acosta
University of Maryland

1995

Awarded $2,000

Emily Wee
University of Missouri, Columbia

1994

Awarded $2,000

Stephen Su
Loma Linda University
"Cerebral Asymmetry Phenomena in Split-Brain Patients"

Please note that from 1987–1993, the Minority Student Scholarship was awarded based on scholarly papers submitted by applicants. After 1993, the competition guidelines and submission requirements were based on the Foundation's graduate scholarship application process.

1993

Awarded $1,500

Tausha Sumlin
Memphis State University
"Glossolalia: A Linguistic Register or Metaphysical Phenomenon?"

1992

Awarded $2,000

Dora S. Gomez
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
"Immediate Echolalia in Autistic Chidren"

1991

Awarded $2,000

Wileen Chang
Northwestern University
"Aminoglycoside Antibiotics and Hearing Loss"

1990

Awarded $2,000

Ria-Helene Watkins-Lindauer
California State University, Northridge
"Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Retrospective Literature Review"

1989

Awarded $2,000

Holly Green
University of Virginia
"Pseudohypacusis in Children: A Silent Cry"

1988

Awarded $2,000

Daphne Richardson
Louisiana Tech University
"The Effect Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Has on Speech"

1987

Awarded $2,000

Vishnu Hardasmal Sujanani
Northeast Missouri University
"Stuttering: In Search of Roots"

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