The Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences also has awards given to incoming students and awards that recognize graduate student achievements in clinic and research. These awards are selected by the SLHS faculty. For the graduate achievement awards, nominations and votes are requested in early spring and students receive these honors during our commencement activities.
Incoming Student Awards:
The Dr. Anita Aldrich Graduate Fellowship for Excellence in Treatment of Adult Communication Disorders – This award is given to an incoming MA student who is committed to pursuing a career in the area of adult communication disorders.
The L.J. and Faye E. Burrus Award - This award is given to incoming MA students who demonstrate financial need and have diverse cultural experiences.
The Dorothy Evans Award - This award goes to a clinical MA student who comes to Indiana University to study in the bilingual training STEPS program.
The Mindy K. Miller Fellowship in Speech-Language Pathology – This award is given to an incoming MA student who demonstrates potential to make a significant impact on their client(s) by using creative approaches.
Graduating Student Awards:
The William H. Earles Award - This award is given to 2 MA students and 1 AuD student who have demonstrated they are disciplined, hard working members of the community with great potential.
The Nicholas Hipskind Outstanding AuD Achievement Award - This award goes to one AuD student who has a strong work ethic and is committed to helping those with hearing loss.
The Psi Iota Xi/ISHA Outstanding Student Clinician Award - One MA and one AuD student receives this award for outstanding performance in the clinic.
The Dorothy Saltzman Outstanding Preschool Clinician Award - This award is given to an MA student who has shown dedication and aptitude in their preschool placement.
The Outstanding ASL GA Award - This award goes to an MA or AuD student who demonstrated strong performance as a graduate assistant within the American Sign Language program.
The Judith Gierut Outstanding PhD Research Award - This award goes to a PhD student with the best first- or second- year project.