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Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia creates renewable scholarships for CSD students to improve diversity – Dal News

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2020115 Views

A gift of $100,000 from Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia to the School of Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) will help ensure there is more diversity among speech-language pathologists and audiologists throughout the province, while providing support for students from under-represented populations.

“We are thrilled with this generous gift from Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia,” says Dr. Brenda Merritt, Dean of the Faculty of Health. “The endowment aligns with Faculty, School and provincial priorities to support individuals from under-represented communities to work within the health professions. The scholarships will remove financial barriers to graduate education and ensure that our health workforce is as diverse as the communities they serve. This is very good news for Dalhousie, our students and Nova Scotians.”

This major gift reflects Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia’s passion for supporting student achievement and will establish the Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia Scholars Endowment. Nova Scotia students from under-represented populations enrolled in the Masters in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology programs will be eligible for the scholarships, which are renewable through the second year of the programs.

Read More: https://www.dal.ca/faculty/health/news-events/news/2020/02/21/hearing_and_speech_ns_csd_diversity_scholarships.html

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