Ray Kent Doctoral Scholarship
The Ray Kent Doctoral Scholarship is a fund administered through the University of Wisconsin Foundation for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, UW-Madison.
The fund will be used to award a scholarship, once a year, to a doctoral student who is in the second year of the program or later. The fund is intended to support a student research project that emulates the interest areas and high level of scholarship exemplified by Professor Kent throughout his career at UW-Madison. These interest areas include motor speech disorders, normal speech production studies, speech development, and other areas of speech-language pathology.
The award will be made competitively, on the basis of an application made by the doctoral student. In the application letter, students should describe their academic interests, background, and long term goals. The letter should also include a description of a specific research project that the funds will be used to support. In addition, specific research components for which funds will be used should be described. Application letters should not exceed 2-3 pages.
The Ray Kent Doctoral Scholarship can be used to support travel to a meeting for which the aforementioned research project will be presented. However, preference will be given to applications requesting support for research activities other than travel. A scholarship will be available each year, the amount of which will depend on the fund balance as well as the fund needs described in the application.