Schreiber, Penn State create scholarship fund in speech therapy

Schreiber is advancing its commitment to diversity and inclusion by establishing a scholarship at Penn State that will benefit graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds in Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development.

Image shows a young girl and her therapists working through play with toy cars, a toy car wash station, and a book called "I love trucks!"
Barbra Miller, a Schreiber speech-language pathologist, works with Markus Marks during a recent session.

The new scholarship will channel support to master’s-level graduate students who have distinguished themselves through academic excellence in the field of speech-language pathology in the college’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Schreiber is in the process of raising the $275,000 it pledged to donate to the fund. It will do so while keeping its commitment to raise the funds needed for the center’s daily operations.

“By endowing this graduate scholarship at Penn State,” said Schreiber President James DeBord, “we are taking a long-overdue step to advance equitable access to training in outpatient pediatric therapy services, with the long-term goal of creating a pool of speech-language pathology experts that reflect the communities they serve.”

Make your special donation to the Penn State Scholarship Fund below and help Schreiber offer more opportunities for students from all backgrounds to pursue a career in speech-language pathology and to truly become a welcoming, diverse workplace.