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OSLHA 20/20 Convention Volunteers
We Are Looking for Student Volunteers to Capture Our Vision at Our 20/20 Convention!
A Limited Number of Volunteer Opportunities
Exist at our Event Venue,
The Hilton-Polaris: Columbus, OH
Thursday, March 19th - Saturday, March 21st, 2020!
View Details & Check Out Opportunities at:
We will collect sign-ups through February 29th!
Mar. 19-21, 2020
OSLHA Convention University & Student Affairs Caucus
This caucus is intended to be interactive, promote thoughtful discussion related to leadership, and will be student driven. Faculty members are encouraged to attend, but the focus will be placed on students.
- Introductions and opening activities
- NSSLHA/SAA members discuss structuring across the Ohio Universities
- Discuss Spring NSSLHA Conference being hosted by University of Toledo
- Open discussion related to attendee chosen “Hot Topics”
- Problem solving: How to improve communication across universities
We welcome you to share this invite with any interested NSSLHA/SAA members, nonmembers, and university faculty as this session is open to all who are interested.
R.S.V.P on your OSLHA registration or if you plan to only attend the caucus, please send your R.S.V.P directly to the session host at right.
Mar. 21, 2020, 12:45-3:00 PM
OSLHA 5-Year Strategic Planning Session
OSLHA is preparing for our 5-Year Strategic Planning Session and is actively collecting interest from members who would like to be considered as participants in this visionary association planning activity.
Timing: Plans are underway for this event to occur during the Summer of 2020, exact date TBD
Summer 2020, Date TBD
National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) Conference
Date: April 18th, 8:30 am - 4 pm
Host: The University of Toledo NSSLHA Chapter
Location: The University of Toledo, Rocket Hall
The University of Toledo will be hosting the 14th Annual Ohio National Student-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) Conference on April 18th from 8:30am to 4pm.
The conference will be held in Rocket Hall. Check In will begin at 8:30 and will continue with speakers and interactive discussions. The conference will contain Statewide Updates about all NSSLHA chapters, Stuttering, The Impact of Early Identification of Pediatric Hearing Loss, and a Poster Hall if students have research they would like to present.
NSSLHA members across the state are invited to join us in learning more about our profession and collaborating with other Chapters in the area.
Attendees should dress dress business causal. There will be a small breakfast and a lunch provided. We are looking forward to this event and hope you are too!
Contact the event host at right with any food allergies or questions/concerns.
Apr. 18, 2020
Student Leadership Development Program
This opportunity is designed for currently enrolled communication disorders students with the following purposes:
- To provide education and training in the general area of leadership
- To provide basic understanding of the process and strategies for effective advocacy
- To encourage and facilitate leadership opportunities for graduates of the program.
Application Deadline Closed:
Jan. 15, 2020
Call for Student Poster Submissions
This opportunity is for students interested in developing poster content and presentation skills via a competitive contest among other students. Poster content and posters will be prepared and video-recorded for judging by an independent panel of judges. Winners will receive monetary prizes and will be invited to present their poster for CE credit live at our Annual Convention.
Application Deadline Closed:
Oct. 31, 2019
Video Upload Deadline Closed:
Feb. 1, 2020
University Video Contest
OSLHA continues the tradition of highlighting our universities and the unique contributions the students and staff bring to our professions. In continuation of a friendly, but competitive activity, each university is encouraged to have NSSLHA/SAA students develop and submit a short video relevant to our contest theme/topic. The winner will be revealed at our annual convention awards celebration and will receive “The Best in Ohio trophy” to proudly display for a year at their university, along with bragging rights and a special feature on the OSLHA website that will include your video and information about your program.
Grants & Scholarships
Research Grant Seed Money Opportunity
This biennial opportunity is available for student and professional applicants seeking out financial support for the purpose of conducting research in the area of speech or audiology.
Details: 2021 Grant Details
June 1, 2021
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 $48,000!
Our scholarship committee selects recipients annually from our university nominations of outstanding student candidates. Recipients are announced and awarded this recognition at our annual convention awards luncheon. Consider joining us for this wonderful celebration or please consider supporting the scholarship fund in your absence. 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 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, colleague, mentor 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 professional endeavors and success.
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.
Scholarship nominations are collected through university faculty.
Scholarship Fund donations are welcome at: OSLHA Business Office at PO Box 309, Germantown, OH 45327.
Awards & Recognitions
We are honored to recognize a large number of students from across the state with various awards and recognition’s each year.
Student Recognition Award
This award recognizes up to two (2) undergraduate or graduate students in the field of Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology.
- Outstanding leadership qualities,
- Innovative contributions to the field of Speech-Language Pathology and/or Audiology, NSSLHA or OSLHA,
- Membership and involvement in NSSLHA or SAA,
- Membership and involvement in OSLHA.
Dec 15, 2019
Advocacy Recognition Award
This award recognizes those Speech or Hearing students or professionals who go above and beyond their regular job duties to advocate for a patient, patient population or professional cause. Don’t let their efforts go unrecognized! Approved nominations will be highlighted quarterly in our Communication Matters Newsletter and a single annual winner will be selected from approved nominations to receive formal recognition and an award plaque at our annual convention held in Columbus in March.
- An SLP, Audiologist or SLP/Audiology student in Ohio
- An OSLHA Member in good standing
- In good standing with the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
- Have demonstrated an incident where they went above and beyond their job to advocate for a patient or professional cause
- Able to demonstrate a positive outcome as a result of their advocacy effort(s)
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” someone who not only excels academically, but who also has outstanding interpersonal skills, shows evidence of leadership, and is dedicated to the ideals of the profession.
These students are selected by their university and are named at our annual OSLHA convention awards ceremony. The selected graduate and undergraduate students are awarded a free registration to the OSLHA Convention, as well as a one-year free Honorary OSLHA Membership for the following fiscal year.
We welcome you to register to join us at our awards event to celebrate the outstanding students in our state university programs who are preparing to enter the Speech and Audiology professions!
Selected by Individual Universities
Awarded at the OSLHA Convention
Additional Awards & Recognitions
Many student recognition opportunities exist thanks to the efforts of other organizations and corporations, including;
National NSSLHA Chapter Honors Recognition
Chapter Honors Opportunities:
- Gold, Silver & Bronze Awards Available, Eligibility Requirements Vary
Chapter Honors Application Process:
- Confirm Your Chapters Eligibility
- Prepare a Complete Application
- Submit The Application By The March 29th Deadline
- National NSSLHA Will Review Applicants and Announce Winners in May
- National NSSLHA’s Executive Council Will Recognize 1 Gold Honors Chapter as the “Chapter of the Year” in May.
Tips for Honors Success:
- Familiarize Yourself With the Application Requirements.
Even if you’ve already completed a lot of these tasks, take a few minutes to double check your progress.
- Start the Application and Update As You Go
The application won’t take too long to complete, but to ensure you don’t forget any valuable contributions, complete the application as you go.
- Engage with the ASHA / NSSLHA Community Monthly
Post a brief (50+ words) update on your chapter’s activities for each month from September through March.
Hint: You can back-date these if you haven’t started yet!
- Meet your Advocacy Goals on Virtual Advocacy Day
Virtual Advocacy Day is March 4, but you can participate any time! Ask your Student State Officer for a quick tutorial!
- Get Inspired by the Achievements of Past Recipients
- Mark your Calendar – Applications are Due By March 29th!
Become a Member!
Join our Membership Community Today!
- Full Membership (Speech & Audiology Professionals): $75
- Associate Membership (Allied Professions, Consumers, Clinical Fellows): $45
- Student Membership (Full-time CSD Students): $25
- Life Memberships Available to Lifetime Membership Participants
Benefits: Members receive significant discounts off the OSLHA Convention as well as access to exclusive online continuing education programming and accessibility to reasonably priced professional liability insurance coverage, ALL Included in an annual membership. All memberships expire on June 30th.