History of the Stanley Scholarship
Beverly Stanley was present as a student at the initial organizational meeting that resulted in the formation of KSHA. Because of her love of the profession and of Kentucky specifically, she served on KSHA’s Executive Council for over 30 years. When she was President of the Association, she coordinated the campaign for passage of the initial licensure law. She served as the chair of the Honors Committee for countless years and worked for several years to persuade the Executive Council to designate annual funds to support a student scholarship which was named for her in recognition of this effort. A tireless professional, she served two terms representing Kentucky on ASHA’s Legislative Council and was appointed to two terms on the Kentucky Licensure Board. All of this was in a volunteer capacity. As for her “day” job, for 42 years, Communication Disorders majors at the University of Kentucky had one thing in common – they all learned audiology from one person – Beverly Stanley. In recognition of the impact she had on the education of generations of speech-language pathologists and audiologists, KSHA awarded her the Honors of the Association for distinguished educational activity in 1973 AND 2003. She received the Johanna B. Hancock Award in 1992, the highest honor of the Association.
History of the Steckol Scholarship
Dr. Karen Steckol – Cande (Candy) – loved Kentucky and her time at the University of Louisville as an Associate Professor. She was an expert in child language and taught evidence based practice long before it became a buzz-word! She had a passion for the profession of Speech-language Pathology and was a true leader for KSHA. Under her mentorship, the Association increased attendance at this annual convention to become one of the largest in the country. Steckol-Cande was the President of KSHA, received the KSHA DiCarlo Clinical Achievement Award in 1983 and Honors of the Association in 1985. She was an ASHA Fellow, consulting editor for the Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, author of many articles and frequently invited speaker. Although she left Kentucky to become a Dean at St. Louis University and Buffalo State College and then retired from the University of Alabama, her heart remained with us in Kentucky often returning to this convention. She was an excellent mentor, encouraging critical thinking and lifelong education.
Steckol and Stanley Awards Deadline: January 15
Application and Supporting Documents Deadline: Forms must be submitted electronically, using the online form below or via email by January 15.
The minimum criteria to apply for KSHA’s Steckol and Stanley Awards are:
- Evidence of academic achievement at the doctoral, graduate and/or undergraduate level.
- Transcript showing current GPA (no minimum required) and enrollment in a speech‐language pathology or audiology training program.
- Financial need.
- KSHA student membership.
- Professional goals and philosophy.
- Letters of Recommendation.
Award recipient agrees to: Write an article for the KSHA Communicator describing how the award was used and what it meant to them to win.
The documentation listed below must be submitted together and received via electronic submission or mail no later than January 15:
- Completed application – Printable document or online submission available below.
- Transcript to validate your GPA and program enrollment. While there is no minimum GPA required for this application, the GPA will be considered in the selection process.
- Current résumé showing your academic achievement, employment history and relevant activities the doctoral, graduate and/or undergraduate level.
- A typewritten 250‐500 word essay that includes:
- Explanation of your financial need
- Description of your professional philosophy
- Future plans and goals as a Speech‐Language Pathologist or Audiologist
- Letters of Recommendation from two of your program faculty written on your school’s letterhead. The recommenders should address your financial situation, your ability to complete a graduate program and/or conduct research, or other information relevant to your application.
Note: The awards are typically valued at $2,000 each but are subject to change due to budgetary limits. A recipient may reapply in a future year.
Submit applications and supporting documentation as follows:
Use the following on-line form. Please note when using the on-line form, you will also need to upload all of the supporting documentation at the the same time as submitting the form.
Please address questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 800‐837‐2446