Congratulations to the SDSLHA 2024 Scholarship Recipients!

Amber Johnson, SLPA Student at Mitchell Technical College
Hi! I'm Amber Johnson. I live in Rapid City, SD with my four children, husband, and a cat. I am currently a paraeducator in the Communication Preschool at South Canyon Elementary. I love working with the preschoolers and helping them with language and articulation! We have fun every time we have class and I am so excited to carry that over into my future as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. I have had the privilege of working closely with three different SLP's and one SLPA and I've worked in the same building as two different SLP's. They have all encouraged me to go back to school and get my Associate's Degree at Mitchell Tech, they have also encouraged me as I study and learn and apply my new knowledge in my part time job.

Laura Petik, SLP Graduate Student at University of South Dakota
My name is Laura Petik and I am from the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. I am extremely excited to start the SLP Graduate Program at the University of South Dakota this fall. There, I will continue to be an active student involved in SDSLHA, NSSLHA, and other groups within the community. 

Baylie Shearer, SLP Graduate Student at University of South Dakota
Hello, my name is Baylie Shearer. I am from Randolph, Nebraska, a small town in the northeast corner. I completed my undergraduate education at the University of South Dakota with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I became extremely interested in this field of work when I received a hearing aid, upon starting coursework, I discovered that speech language pathology was my calling in life. I absolutely loved all my speech courses in undergrad. I will be continuing my education at the University of South Dakota in the Speech Language Pathology program there. Thank you so much SDSLHA for this scholarship opportunity, I cannot wait to begin this next journey in my educational career!

2024 SDSLHA Scholarship Application is Now Closed

The South Dakota Speech-Language and Hearing Association annually awards up to $1,200.00 in scholarships to eligible students for financial academic assistance. Those who are awarded 2024 Scholarships will be contacted soon. 

Please watch our website for the 2025 SDSLHA Scholarship process to open in early Spring 2025.