Margaret Byrne Sarricks was a former Professor at the University of Kansas. She dedicatedher career to educating future professionals within the field of communication disorders. Sheserved as President of the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association and President ofthe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She received the Honors of bothAssociations during her dedicated career. In 1995, the KSHA Executive Board named thisscholarship in her honor and memory.
Margaret Byrne Sarricks Student Scholarship GuidelinesThe Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (KSHA) has made severalMargaret Byrne Sarricks Student Scholarships available to encourage the presentation ofstudent research at the KSHA Annual Conference. Participation by KSHA student memberswill be supported by these funds and will require the presentation of a poster at a specialsession during the KSHA Conference.
I. General Information1. The KSHA Executive Board will send a “Call for Scholarship Proposals” to the facultymember representing each of the four academic training programs in CSD or speech-languagehearing departments within the state of Kansas. The November/December andJanuary/February issues of the KSHA Connection will contain informational reminders aboutstudent eligibility requirements and application deadlines.2. The proposals for the scholarship competition shall be due no later than April 30 unlessthe date published in the KSHA Connection is later. Dates are subject to slight changes.3. (a) The number of scholarships awarded and the amounts of each will be determined bythe KSHA Scholarship Task Force in accordance with the policies set forth and approved bythe Executive Board of KSHA. (b) A maximum of one award will be made to students who areenrolled in—or have completed—doctoral training.
II. Student Applicant Eligibility Requirements1. An applicant must be a KSHA Student Member by April 30.2. (a) Applicants must be current or recent MA, MS, AuD, or PhD degree candidates atany of the four academic training programs in CSD within the state of Kansas. Students in BAor BS programs are not eligible for this competition. (b) The student shall not have graduatedmore than one year prior to the actual presentation date.
III. Proposal Requirements1. (a) Proposals should be research projects providing clinical or theoretical informationrelated to CSD. Reviews of literature and other non-data-based projects are not appropriate.(b) Preference will be given to applicants presenting completed research projects; however,applicants whose research projects are in progress are also encouraged to apply.
2. (a) Research projects must have been completed at one of the four academic programsin CSD within the state of Kansas. (b) There must be a faculty sponsor from within the program where the study was conducted.
3. (a) Student applicants will submit a 500- to 1000-word summary of their work, inclusiveof a list of references, as well as a more limited 50-word abstract. (b) The summary should include a rationale for the study, detailed description of the methods employed, detailedfindings and conclusions. For studies in progress at the time of submission, applicants shouldinclude a rationale, methods description, preliminary findings, and expected outcomes. (c) In general, proposals should follow APA format.
4. Proposals will be judged on overall quality, scientific merit, well-defined focus,organization, and content.
IV. Submission Requirements1. This application should be submitted by April 30, 2017. Faxed proposals will not be accepted.2. Multiple submissions from the same student author are acceptable for this competition.
V. Awardee Requirements1. Without exception, each awardee must register for the KSHA Annual Conference andpresent his or her poster in order to receive his or her award. The KSHA Program Committeewill be responsible for providing an opportunity at a specified time period for the awardees topresent their posters.2. (a) The Executive Board of KSHA has agreed to furnish a luncheon ticket for each student awardee. (b) Each awardee will be recognized at the luncheon when the actual monetary awards will be made.