Cumberland Therapy Services Scholarship Essay

Cumberland Therapy Services Announces SLP Scholarship Program

Cumberland Therapy Services (, a provider of therapy and related special education services, 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

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.

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Bilingual Therapist Graduate Scholarships

Bilingual Therapies is built on a culture of service to our bilingual clinicians and the communities we serve. We invest in the field of bilingual school-based therapy by offering a valuable support system and a network of leading clinicians and educators. We also invest in the future of the field by offering graduate scholarships to students entering their final year in a relevant program.

If you’re currently enrolled in an eligible graduate program, have native or near-native proficiency in a second language, and would like to work with multicultural children in a diverse school-setting, we want to help you finish your graduate work and start your rewarding career as a bilingual school-based professional.

The Bilingual Therapies scholarship awards $2,500 per semester, paid monthly, up to a maximum of $5,000 to qualified individuals. The application process includes a personal interview in both languages, and requires submitting a short essay, a personal information sheet, and a current resume. Recipients awarded a scholarship are required to work for Bilingual Therapies full time for one year after successfully graduating from the program.

Request an application today by calling (800) 825-7133 or emailing We look forward to working with you!

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