Betty Bass Graduate Student Scholarship


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Individuals must be enrolled in a Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program in the state of Arkansas. The applicant must be an Arkansas resident who, at present, plans to work in-state after graduation.

Procedures of Application

A letter of application from the student should include:

  • A personal statement relating to the reasons the student is pursuing a degree in communication disorders.
  • Future goals focusing on what the student hopes to contribute to the professions.
  • Statement regarding how this award will help the student reach these goals.
  • The student’s involvement in professional organizations such as ArkSHA, NSSLHA, AAA, etc. should be emphasized.
  • Any additional information the student feels is pertinent, such as financial need.

In addition to the above information, three (minimum) letters of recommendation (professional and personal) must be submitted (5 maximum):

An undergraduate transcript must be submitted.


The amount of the scholarship is $500.00 - $1000.00.

Betty Bass Scholarship Fund: 

  • The fund was renamed in memory of Betty Bass in October 2017.
  • Contributions to the fund can be made at any time to the ArkSHA Management Office, PO Box 24103, Little Rock, AR 72221or online HERE.
  • Solicitation of funds are made at ArkSHA’s Annual Convention and periodically throughout the year to the ArkSHA membership.


Past Scholarship Recipients

2019 Shayne Brown-UAMS

2018 Maryanne Babb-UofA

2017 Hadley Dahlen-UCA

2016 Taylor Wentz-UCA

2015 Ashlen Thomason-AR Consortium for the PhD in Communication Sciences & Disorders

2014 Sarah Kennett-AR Consortium for the PhD in Communication Sciences & Disorders

2013 Rebecca Smith-UofA

2012 Alyssa Staton-AR Consortium for the PhD in Communication Sciences & Disorders

2011 Ashley Ingle-Harding & BJ Arnold-UCA

2010 Rachel Westlake-UofA & Morgan Poole-UCA




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