SCSD graduate student wins American Association of University Women grant

Stephanie Brown
Stephanie Brown

Florida State University School of Communication Science & Disorders (SCSD) first-year graduate student Stephanie Brown received a Career Development Grant of $11,000 from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for the upcoming academic year.

Brown, who earned an undergraduate degree in early childhood education from Valdosta State University in 2007, taught in the classroom for three years before deciding on a career change to become a speech therapist.  She is pursuing a master of science in speech-language pathology.

“I was pleasantly surprised when I found out I was going to be an award recipient,” Brown said.  “I’m grateful for the financial support that the American Association of University Women is providing me.”

“This is a competitive national award that encompasses all majors,” SCSD director of clinical education Lisa Scott said. “It is a very prestigious award and brings great recognition to Stephanie and our School!”

The AAUW’s Career Development Grants are designed to offer  “encouragement” funding to members seeking to renew or resume academic work for credit toward career or employment advancement.  Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce. The AAUW is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls.

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