Scholarships for Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology and School Psychology Students
Bilingual Therapies Scholarships are available for up to $9,000.
The Bilingual Therapies (BT) Graduate scholarship program to me was one of the best opportunities that I came across during my last year of Graduate school.
The BT scholarship program allowed me to receive guidance into the professional world, as they offered me mock interviews and searched for employment opportunities that complimented my strengths and allowed me to grow in other areas. Typically, one feels lost or like a number within a contracting company, but BT makes it a goal to make you feel appreciated for the work you do. Not to mention, having financial support during graduate school allowed me to focus on my education without a fear that I would not be able to afford my tuition. The BT graduate scholarship program is something that I would encourage all bilingual SLPs to look into, especially if you want to network with other bilingual professionals and give back to your community. I can’t thank the BT team enough for helping me start my career as an SLP!
Iván Garcia, M.A., CF-SLP
Former Bilingual Therapies Scholarship Winner
When should I submit my scholarship application?Scholarship applications are due by July 15 for the fall semester and November 15 for the winter semester. Students must apply before starting their last academic year before receiving their degree.
What can I use scholarship funds for?The Bilingual Therapies scholarship is a monthly stipend that may be used for any school-related expenses associated with your approved graduate or doctorate program. This includes tuition, books and other materials, and living expenses.
How many scholarships do you award annually?This varies greatly; however, we have awarded up to a dozen per year.
Who should apply for a scholarship?Speech pathology and school psychology students who speak a second language at native or near-native proficiency, and are interested in working with bilingual/bicultural children in the schools upon graduation.
Speech Language Pathology students should apply before entering the final year of their academic program.
School Psychology students should apply before entering their internship year.
Do I have to attend a specific university to apply for the Bilingual Therapies scholarship?Speech Language Pathology students: To be considered for a scholarship, all applicants must attend an ASHA-approved graduate program.
School Psychology students: To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must attend a NASP, APA, or a state-approved graduate program authorized to grant certification in school psychology.
If I am awarded a scholarship, will I have any assignments or obligations to Bilingual Therapies while I am completing my degree?No, you will not have assignments or obligations to Bilingual Therapies while you are going to school and before you earn your degree. The only commitment after you graduation is to work one school-based assignment for Bilingual Therapies.
May I choose the location I would like to work?Yes, you will be asked about your desired location for your first job. We have school placements nationwide, and our team works hard to meet the requests of our scholarship recipients.