Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Student
Why A Scholarship?
When I attended graduate school to obtain my Masters
Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, I was already working full-time
as an emergency room nurse. In order to accommodate my course
schedule, I worked 10 hour shifts before it was fashionable, and,
although I didn't get off work until 1:30 am, I was often in class
that same morning at 8am. Juggling work, bills, and school, were the
life of a working student. Looking back now, I wonder how I did it,
but, it serves as testimony that when we are committed to a goal,
anything is possible. Now I want to help some student achieve
Why Support A Student?
Being invited to be a guest lecture for graduate
students is one of my favorite experiences. I think there is nothing
better for students than to meet a practicing clinician, who can
educate by sharing stories about "real" patients that are punctuated
with enthusiasm and commitment to our profession. When I interact with
students, whether in a classroom, in a clinic, or across a booth at
ASHA, I can tell quickly who has the passion, and who believes, as I
do, that there is nothing more important than helping another person
retain or restore their ability to communicate.
What Is My Commitment?
In 2008, when I formed my company, Voice Aerobics,
LLC, I committed to give 10% of profits from product sales to
Parkinson's research. Over the last three years, I have honored that
commitment, and expanded it to include various other organizations and
causes I support. Annually, beginning May 20th 2012, a check for $500
will be awarded to a graduate student in speech-language pathology.
This annual commitment represents the faith I have in my own business
to continue to prosper, and in the students, who represent the future
of a profession I love so much.
Instructions For Applying:
Any student enrolled in an ASHA accredited
speech-language program is eligible to apply. Click on the link below
to complete the application form, and return your completed form by
email as an attachment or by postal mail by the deadline of April 30,
2014. Applications are now closed & applications for 2014 accepted
after March 1, 2014.
Mary Spremulli, MA,
My Mission: To enlist individuals in
their treatment, and help them express their personality &
spirit through voice. To educate and empower.
To Open Application
or mail to:
P.O. Box 494383, Port Charlotte, FL 33949-4383