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Early Intervention in Deaf Education Graduate Scholarship

Fontbonne holds the distinction of offering one of only a few early intervention in deaf education programs in the country. Our program stresses an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating the principles of best practice from deaf education, early childhood education, speech-language pathology and special education. This program emphasizes the development of listening and spoken language.

Availability: Maximum of 8 qualified candidates per academic year


Qualifications: Students who have completed an undergraduate degree at Fontbonne University or another four year college or university and have been accepted into the program

Scholarship/Award Recipients Receive

  • Tuition remission of 36 credit hours
  • $200 for books for four semesters in the scholarship program
  • Funds for professional education and development programs

Scholarship Opportunity Requirements

Scholarship awardees must sign a service obligation agreement.

Before graduation:

  • Successful completion of required coursework
  • Successful completion of graduate clinical practica
  • Participation in a collaborative seminar in which case studies are discussed
  • Attendance at one forum per year presented by nationally recognized experts
  • Attendance at professional conferences
  • Participation in a professional journal club

After graduation:

  • Two years of employment for every one-year scholarship reimbursement with children birth-21 who are IEP eligible
  • Mentorship program participation for the first year of employment following graduation
  • Professional forum attendance during mentoring program
  • Collaborative preparation with the mentor of professional in-service or family resource materials

For more information on how to apply for this scholarship, please contact:
Department of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
maeide@fontbonne.edu | 314.889.1407