Maximizing Your CSD Educational Experience

University Programs Directory– Find an Ohio program to enroll in

Student Leadership Program – For students interested in hand’s-on leadership development opportunities
2018 Program Details and Eligibility
2018 Program Application


Program of Advocacy & Leadership for Students (PALS) – For students interested in legislation and taking action
Program Details


Student Poster Presentation and Poster Contest – For students interested in presenting research or academic content in front of a live audience

2018 Call for Posters Taking Place Now Through October 31st, 2017- Learn More & Submit Your Poster for Consideration


2017 Legislative Reception- an opportunity to visit the Legislators at the Statehouse to discuss speech and hearing legislation and concerns in a relaxed, social setting.  Drinks and appetizers are provided in this business attire setting. 
October 10, 2017:
4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Ohio Statehouse, Columbus, OH

Paper Registration
Register Online before October 5th
Driving Directions


Participate in the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) 




After Graduation

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Student Awards & Recognitions

We are honored to recognize a large number of students from across the state with various awards and recognition’s each year.

OSLHA Student Recognition Award

This award recognizes up to two (2) undergraduate or graduate students in the field of Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology who has exhibited the following:

1. Outstanding leadership qualities,
2. Innovative contributions to the field of Speech-Language Pathology and/or Audiology, NSSLHA or OSLHA,
3. Membership and involvement in NSSLHA or SAA,
4. Membership and involvement in OSLHA.

NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: December 15 Annually
Each nomination for an OSLHA award must be submitted by a “Lead” nominator and have 2 additional letters of support.  Send the Below Information and support letters to the award’s and recognition’s committee via e-mail.
(including a description of the efforts & the measurable outcome/results):
Name of Lead Nominator:
Nominator Contact Information:

We encourage you to submit your nomination and (2) documents of support to:

OSLHA Awards & Recognition’s Committee

Student Scholarship Award Recipients

The OSLHA Scholarship Fund was established in 1992. Since that time, because of the generosity of OSLHA members, students entering Speech-Language and/or Audiology graduate programs in Ohio universities have received awards totaling over $34,000!

The OSLHA Scholarship Fund is maintained as an endowment in a Foundation – meaning that your gifts are never spent, only the interest they generate. This assures OSLHA that we will be able to encourage students as they continue their education in our professions for many, many years to come.

Contributions to the Scholarship Fund may be made to HONOR a family member, friend, colleague or, IN MEMORY of a special person who has passed away. The Scholarship Committee will send a letter to the individual or family when requested. Please use the Scholarship Fund to remember those that have enhanced your life and/or profession.

You may contribute to OSLHA’s Scholarship Fund by completing that section of the OSLHA Membership form and adding the contribution to your dues payment or send your donation at any time to the OSLHA Business Office at PO Box 309, Germantown, OH 45327.

Outstanding Graduate & Undergraduate Student Awards

Every year OSLHA honors up to 3 outstanding students from each university that offers Speech-Language Pathology and/or Audiology programs. OSLHA considers an “outstanding student” as someone who not only excels academically, but also has outstanding interpersonal skills, shows evidence of leadership, and is dedicated to the ideals of the profession. The students are selected by the university.

The selected graduate and undergraduate students will be awarded a free registration to the OSLHA Convention, as well as a one-year free Honorary Membership for the following fiscal year.