The Rhode Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association (RISHA) has established this scholarship to honor Pat Stephens, a long-time member of our organization who served as recording secretary, newsletter co-editor, treasurer, and continuing education administrator. She was a speech-language pathologist in the Woonsocket, RI school system for 13 years, and will be remembered for her dedication to her profession and to RISHA. Pat was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and Worcester State College.

The amount of the scholarship for 2018 is $1,000.

Scholarships submission deadline is January 26, 2018.

Eligibility and Criteria for the scholarship are listed below, along with Powerpoint presentation guidelines. Please submit application and Powerpoint presentation to RISHA Scholarship Chair Paige Clarkin (

The scholarship will be awarded at the RISHA Spring Conference on in 2018. The selection committee will consist of the Scholarship Committee Chairperson and at least 3 RISHA members in good standing.

Thank you to all scholarship applicants!

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Please provide the following information in your e-mail application submission. You may send this information either as a Word Document or you may include it in the body of your e-mail, and attach your Powerpoint presentation:
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