Apply for our 2018 TOMMAS Scholarship

Download the 2018 TOMMAS Scholarship Application. Email your application materials, including letter of recommendation, to no later than August 31, 2018.

Biennial Scholarships

During each biennial conference, scholarships have been awarded to graduate students committed to serving bilingual populations. TOMMAS awards two deserving graduate students with scholarships amounting $1,000 and $500. Nominees must be bilingual graduate students currently enrolled in a Communication Disorders program in Texas.

The Manuela Juarez Scholarship ($1,000) is named in honor of the person providing the impetus for forming a group devoted to providing more advanced, enhanced, and in-depth content for professional training for clinicians working with diverse clients. Dr. Manuela Juarez was a founding member of the group and has been a long-time benefactor for this scholarship.

The TOMMAS Scholarship ($500) is a scholarship funded by membership dues and donations.

We aim to offer a third scholarship for $500.00. If you would like to donate toward the graduate scholarship fund, donate through our PayPal today.

2014 Scholarship Winners

Left: Kirstin van der Gracht: University of Texas at Dallas  Right: Maria Eboli, Texas Christian University


The TOMMAS scholarship committee will review all applicants and identify the two scholarship recipients that best represent the spirit and philosophy of our profession and organization.  All materials must be postmarked by an upcoming deadline to be announced. Late submissions will not be eligible for consideration.

To qualify for consideration, a student must:

  • Be bilingual.
  • Plan to serve bilingual populations.
  • Be currently enrolled in graduate studies for Communication Disorders.
  • Submit a two-page essay describing how the student became interested in serving bilingual individuals as a speech-language pathologist.
  • Provide a one-page letter of recommendation from a current faculty member describing the student’s academic, technical, and interpersonal skills and explaining why the student will make a good bilingual SLP.

Read our 2018 Scholarship Announcement here.

Send materials to:

TOMMAS Scholarship Committee at

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