2012 Scholarship Winner – Sharon Tang, Loyola University

Loyola University Maryland Student is recipient of first, annual Voice Aerobics Student Scholarship.

Sharon Tang, Loyala University Scholarship Recipient

Sharon Tang, Loyala University Scholarship Recipient

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