Who Can Apply: According to a 2019 demographics report generated by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), minorities make up only 8% of its approximate 183,000 members. In an effort to address the low number of minorities that are choosing Speech Pathology or Audiology as a career path and retaining those that are currently practicing, S.I.S.T.A.s™ (Sisters in Speech Therapy and Audiology) of Middle Georgia was chartered. This chapter is committed to the scholarship and mentorship of current and future minority Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists in the State of Georgia.
In order to be considered for the SISTAs In Speech Therapy and Audiology Scholarship, applicants must:
a. Be currently enrolled in an accredited Undergraduate or Graduate Communication Sciences and Disorders Program
b. Be a minority female
c. Be a resident of Georgia
d. Have a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. in an Accredited Undergraduate Program or a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. in an Accredited Graduate Program
a. Submission of the electronic application by the deadline below.
b. Submission of 7 minute or less audio file by the deadline below. In the audio file include these five items: 1) Your name, 2) A fun fact, 3) Why do you deserve this scholarship?, 4) Who has been a role model and why?, and 5) Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years in the field of speech-language pathology or audiology?
c. Submission of a “SEALED” recommendation letter from a speech-language pathologist or audiologist, a professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders department, a supervisor (SLP or AUD), or a mentor (not affiliated with SISTAs of Middle Georgia) mailed to the address below.
d. Submission of a “SEALED” official transcript from college/university mailed to the address below.
The S.I.S.T.A.s of Middle Georgia
P.O. Box 13812
Macon, GA 31208 (Must be time stamped by deadline)
Deadline: May 22, 2023