Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP)

MSHA Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP)

The MSLP Program provides mentoring for ethnic/minority (graduate) students by professionals who are aware of the many challenges and benefits of being a minority in the profession of speech-language pathology and audiology. This mentoring event takes place during our annual MSHA Convention every year. The program allows minority students unique opportunities to explore, participate and experience various convention activities/events that are designed to facilitate leadership skills and career pathways in speech-language pathology and audiology.

General Student Application Information:
  • Students should be current MSHA members.
  • Please note that student application packets must be received by February 1.
  • Applications are reviewed by a nonbiased committee of volunteers who serve as application reviewers and/or mentors for the MSLP scholarship winners.
  • All applicants will be notified of the awards by the MSLP Coordinator.
  • The MSLP Coordinator will complete the registration process for applicants who plan to attend the Convention only because of being selected as an award recipient.
  • Additional questions regarding the application process should be directed to the MSHA Office.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application below.
Applications are due February 1.

MSHA Minority Student Leadership Program Application

  • Application Packet Items (submit the following)

  • Statement of Commitment

  • I understand that if I am selected as a scholarship award recipient, MSHA will provide the following: two days paid Convention registration; two nights paid Convention housing at Convention location; two light meals; and a schedule of available meeting times and events with my assigned professional mentor. I understand that as a benefit of applying, I will still be assigned a professional mentor and will be eligible for early registration Convention fees if I do not receive the award. I understand that upon being selected as a scholarship recipient, I agree to meet the entire requirements related to the program, including:
    • Attendance at the (MSHA) Convention.
    • Arrival at Convention no later than 11:30 am on Friday.
    • Attendance at the Ask MSHA session at the Convention, if possible.
    • Attendance with your mentor at the President’s Luncheon.
    • Attendance at specific Convention sessions on Saturday and Sunday (to be announced later) and attendance at two scheduled light meals (lunch on Friday and dinner on Saturday prior to the Quest for the Cup) during Convention with your mentor and the other student award recipient/mentor.
    • Completion of a written evaluation form at the close of the Convention.
    • Contribution of a short article (approximately 300 words) describing personal convention and/or MSLP experience along with a photograph of the candidate for submission to the association’s newsletter.