SAC Scholarships

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General Criteria for All Students

In order for an application to be deemed complete and considered by the Scholarship Committee, it must meet the requirements defined in the scholarship description. All applicants must submit the following:

Academic Reference Form: OnlinePDF
Additional Criteria for Select Scholarships

Some scholarships have additional criteria which must be submitted in order for the application to be deemed complete. Please refer to the scholarship descriptions for more information.

Some scholarships require the submission of a Clinical Reference. This must come from the agency where the student has undertaken clinical practice and use the provided form. The completed form must be sent to SAC directly from the individual providing the reference for it to be included as part of the application. Reference forms must be received by the deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Clinical Evaluation Form For Audiology: Online | PDF

Clinical Evaluation Form For S-LP: Online | PDF

Students applying for multiple scholarships requiring a Clinical Reference only need one clinical reference for their application. 

Coming Soon: Application process for the 2023-24 cycle

Cycle One Cycle Two
Elks and Purple Fund for Children Scholarship Number of Awards: 13
Value (each): $1,000 to $2,000
Beach Family Graduate Scholarship Number of Awards: 2
Value (each): $2,500
SAC Research Scholarship Number of Awards: 2
Value (each): $1,000
Grace Margaret Harris Scholarship Number of Awards: 1
Value (each): $1,000
Isabel Richard Scholarship Number of Awards: 3
Value (each): $1,000
SAC Student Achievement Award Number of Awards: 2
Value (each): $1,000
KIDSPEECH Leadership Scholarship Number of Awards: 1
Value (each): $1,000
KIDSPEECH Doctoral Scholarship Number of Awards: 1
Value (each): $2,000
SAC Audiology Leadership Scholarship Number of Awards: 1
Value (each): $1,000
KIDSPEECH Travelling Scholarship Number of Awards: 1
Value (each): $2,000
SAC Communication Health Assistant Student Scholarship Number of Awards: 1
Value (each): $750


Elks and Purple Fund for Children Scholarships 

The Elks of Canada is a Canadian volunteer organization of men and women serving communities across the country. Speech and hearing disorders continue to be the main area of focus for The Elks & Royal Purple of Canada. Thanks to this remarkable charity, individuals across Canada have received hearing aids, cochlear implants, therapeutic treatment sessions and so much more. A large part of Elks & Royal Purple Fund for Children efforts is directed to the communication health and needs of children. 

Preference for the Elks & Royal Purple Fund for Children Scholarships will be given to students who plan to pursue a career working with children.

Beach Family Scholarships 

The Beach Family Scholarships were created in 2017 in loving memory of a family member who graduated from a Master’s speech-language pathology program and who was especially passionate about geriatric and pediatric speech-language pathology. The family created the scholarships with the goal of improving communication health services for adults and children across Canada.

Preference will be given to students who plan to work in the areas of pediatrics and/or geriatrics in rural, remote or underserved communities.

KIDSPEECH Scholarships 

KIDSPEECH™ has been serving both children and adults since 1988. The founder and long-time member of SAC, Maria Scaringi, is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist and a certified Canadian Life Care Planner who has worked with thousands of clients over the past three decades.

Graduate students enrolled in an accredited speech-language pathology program are welcome to apply.

SAC Scholarships 

SAC recognizes that students are a vital part of our membership and the future of the professions we represent. The SAC Research Scholarships are funded through sponsorships with our affinity partners and donations from individuals.

SAC Communication Health Assistant Student Scholarship

Past Scholarship Recipients

Below you will find video and written testimonies from past recipients of the SAC Scholarship Program. 

View the 2022-23 scholarship recipients

Past Recipients

2022  | 2020  |  2019  |  2018  | 2017

“I would again like to express my heartfelt thanks for the SAC’s support in helping to realize my plans for future participation in professional issues. Thank you again for financially contributing to my research and personal development through this generous award.”

“I was thrilled and honoured to learn that I was awarded an Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children Scholarship. It is a great feeling to receive this recognition from the Elks and SAC- two organizations that do so much both for their members and for the community. Meanwhile, as I enter the home stretch of my academic program, this scholarship will help to alleviate some financial burden and allow me to focus more closely on future academic and clinical endeavours.”


You can apply for multiple scholarships. Make sure you can meet the criteria for the scholarships you select.

No, you can use one application form. Some scholarships have special criteria that you must submit with your application.

No, the reference forms must be emailed to SAC by your reference, or they will not be considered as part of your application.

You can submit digital copies of your transcripts; however, SAC reserves the right to request a physical, official transcript if deemed necessary.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept printed applications at this time. If you are unable to apply online please contact us for further assistance.

SAC will announce the recipients in late spring.

Yes, the scholarship program is only open to current SAC Student Associates. Not a member? You can join SAC prior to submitting your scholarship application. Plus, you will receive excellent benefits that will help you with your career.

Yes, scholarship recipients must provide proof of citizenship or permanent resident status.

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