Elizabeth Neidecker Communication Disorders Graduate Scholarship

Elizabeth Neidecker Communication Disorders Graduate Scholarship

The Elizabeth Neidecker Communication Disorders Graduate Scholarship was established by the late Elizabeth Neidecker, Professor Emerita of Bowling Green State University. Professor Neidecker taught in the areas of speech pathology and audiology, and supervised student teachers. She was the author of School Programs in Speech-Language: Organization and Management. Prof. Neidecker established this award in order to provide support to a graduate student in speech-language pathology seeking a career in the schools.


Award Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

  1. The recipient shall be a second-year graduate student who is in the school-based track in Communication Disorders and has expressed an interest in working in the school setting after graduation. (Applicants should be students currently in their first year of graduate study.) 
  2. Preference will be given to students who show financial need. 
  3. The recipient shall have a grade point average equal to or greater than 3.00.

Application Deadline:            

March 1st at 5:00 p.m.

Please complete the following application by the March 1st at 5:00 pm:

Identifying Information

My first professional work experience following graduation will be in the schools:*


I have taken (or will have taken) the following classes (or their equivalents) prior to graduation:

Educational Psychology or a course with a focus education of Exceptional Children:*

Organization and Administration in the Schools (i.e., EDAS 4090 or EDAS 6210):*

Administration of Speech-Language-Hearing Programs in the schools (i.e., CDIS 6790):*

Are you pursuing a thesis:*


Please complete an essay of no more than 1000 words explaining why you have pursued a career in speech-language pathology and why you wish to pursue a career in the schools. You may also include other details that support your interest in, and financial need for, this award.


It is recommended that you type your essay in a word document first and paste your essay into the essay box below.

Did you complete the General Application?:*

General Application