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We offer a wide variety of scholarships and awards for students majoring in communication disorders. Scholarship opportunities are announced each spring semester and awarded at our annual spring banquet. Email us at for more information.

Clifford, Gregg and Stanage Award

Undergraduate students who have graduated from a South Dakota high school and are majoring in speech pathology or audiology at USD. Recipients must demonstrate academic achievement, outstanding participation in activities at the speech and hearing clinic and potential for future contributions to the selected profession. First preference is given to students who have completed at least three years of study.

Harold M. Jordan Scholarship

These scholarships are given to a junior or senior student enrolled in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The recipient must be judged by the faculty to have a high level of potential for working successfully in the communication disorders profession.

Katherine S. Kuehn Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to students majoring in communication disorders.

Dean D. Lockwood Award Scholarship for Language in Speech-Language Pathology

This scholarship honors and recognizes a graduate student in speech-language pathology who has achieved excellence in their academic and clinical practicum programs. The recipient must be a currently enrolled USD graduate student in speech-language pathology, preferably at or near the end of their first academic year as a graduate student.

Sertoma Communications Disorders Scholarship

These annual scholarships are for graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in the communicative disorders program at USD. Recipients should have a good academic record, with preference given to students who are from Vermillion, Wakonda, Gayville, Volin, Centerville, Elk Point, Beresford, Viborg or Alcester.

Ben and Lily Tjomsland Scholarship

Students enrolled in USD's programs in audiology or speech pathology with demonstrated personal commitment to those professional fields. The same student may receive the award for two or more years of undergraduate study.

Lulu B. Wheeler Communication Disorders Scholarship

Gifts are to be used for scholarships for students in the healing arts.

Freshman Scholarships

For freshman scholarships, see Financial Aid.

All programs, policies and procedures described are subject to change. All statements in this publication concerning requirements, dollar amounts, conditions or other matters are for informational purposes only and are subject to change without notice.