Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 20, 2014
Cumberland Therapy Services, a leading provider of therapy and related special education services, today announced the launch of its scholarship program. Cumberland will award scholarships to graduate students enrolled in an accredited speech-language pathology master’s program with a desire to provide services to children in a school setting.
“Cumberland is thrilled to announce the launch our new scholarship program. We are proud to support the educational goals of future therapists as they pursue their education in speech-language pathology. We hope to alleviate some of the financial burden on these students through the scholarships awarded,” said Erin Corcoran, President of Cumberland Therapy Services. “By investing in these students now, we hope to aid their path to a fulfilling career as a speech-language pathologist within our school systems.”
Cumberland will be awarding two scholarships: The Bilingual Spanish Speech Therapy Scholarship and Passion for Peds Scholarship. Each scholarship will provide $2500 that can be used for educational and clinical expenses including course and tuition payments, books, and clinical materials and equipment.
•The Bilingual Spanish Speech Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is fluent in English and Spanish, and is enrolled in an accredited master’s program for speech-language pathology for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applicants should have experience participating in programs for Spanish-speaking children and intend to pursue a career providing Spanish language speech therapy in a school setting.
•The Passion for Peds Scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in an accredited master’s program for speech-language pathology for the 2014-2015 academic year, with displayed interest and experience working with programs for school-age children with special needs.
To apply, students must submit a completed application form, a 2,000-2,500 word essay detailing their educational and career aspirations, a current resume, a copy of their most recent (unofficial) transcript, and one reference from a faculty member.
Scholarship information and application and reference forms can be found at http://www.cumberlandtherapy.com/scholarships/.
Applications must be received by May 1, 2014; finalists will be asked to complete a short phone interview. Scholarship winners will be notified and announced by June 30, 2014.
About Cumberland Therapy Services
Founded by a therapist in 1992, Cumberland Therapy Services is a leading provider of speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, school psychology and related special education staff to school districts and private therapeutic schools nationwide. With a singular focus on the school setting and local expertise in the geographical areas served, Cumberland’s education specialists work to ensure the best fit between each clinician and client facility. That fit is evidence of Cumberland’s commitment to its clinicians, the school leaders who entrust the firm with their exceptional services staffing, and most importantly, the children who benefit from its services. For more information, visit http://www.cumberlandtherapy.com.