Loyola University Maryland Student is recipient of first, annual Voice Aerobics Student Scholarship.
Sharon Tang, a first year graduate student at Loyola University, Baltimore Maryland received the 2012 Voice Aerobics student scholarship. The $500 scholarship was begun as my way of giving back to the profession I love, and to support a next generation speech-language pathologist.I was touched by many of the emails and applications I received. Although the monetary amount being offered seems small, I realize that for a student, even a small scholarship amount can help to pay for text books or other miscellaneous expenses, and ease the financial burden of trying to obtain a degree.
I read and re-read applications trying to select a recipient. Since there was no “scientific” way to make my selection, I am afraid I yield to my heart. I was touched by Sharon’s desire to enter a field where “it is possible to truly make a difference in other’s lives.” Like me, Sharon is also an animal lover, and in fact rescues dogs through the Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue. In her desire to combine interests of ”helping people and working with dogs,” she hopes to one day have a therapy dog.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to contact me and submit an application. Acceptance of applications for next year will begin March 1, 2013, with a deadline of April 30, 2013.
Mary Spremulli, MA, CCC-SLP, Owner, Voice Aerobics, LLC