Communicative Disorders Program Department of Special Education

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Grant, Scholarship, and Fellowship Opportunities

Training Grants

Currently, two federally funded training grants are available for graduate students in the SFSU CD Program to receive stipend support while obtaining a specialization in either Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) or Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

College of Education Scholarships

The College of Education offers a number of scholarships. These are listed at

ASHA Foundation Scholarships

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Foundation offers many scholarships for students and scholars. For more information, visit

CSHA Graduate Student Scholarship

The California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) is pleased to announce the fourth year of its Graduate Student Scholarship for Advanced Study in the fields of Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Communicative Disorders, and Audiology. The award will be administrated and awarded by the state association. The application due date this year is July 31, 2013. Complete scholarship information and the online application is also available at: Students should feel free to contact Dr. Robert A. Pieretti with questions at:

Campus Scholarship Listing

A listing of scholarships offered across colleges at SF State is available at

Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Program

Each year the Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina college students, valued at $1,500 dollars each. All of the scholarship awardees attend a leadership institute retreat each semester where they are immersed in topics such as public policy, community advocacy, financial literacy and leadership skill development. There is also a strong focus on cultural connection as well as personal care and growth. Details and the application are available at

General Scholarship Listing

A listing of scholarships offered across the country that may be applicable to students at SF State is available at

Academic Honors and Fellowships Office

An Academic Honors and Fellowships Advisor is available to assist undergraduates and recent alumni in applying for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships, as well as system-wide scholarships and fellowships offered by CSU. The opportunities provided by these fellowships include generous funding for graduate studies, as well as research experience and prestigious internships in the U.S. and abroad. For more information, visit

California Pre-Doctoral Program

The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to diversify the pool of university faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of students who are upper division undergraduates or graduate students on a California State University campus, economically or educationally disadvantaged, with focused research interests, and an interest in a university faculty career. Students who are chosen for this prestigious award are designated Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars as a tribute to Dr. Sally Casanova, for whom the scholarship is named. For more information, visit

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