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Frequently Asked Questions

What is interprofessional preparation?

For the purposes of this project, "interprofessional preparation" is defined as when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes (World Health Organization 2010).


What are related services professions?

For the purposes of this project, "related services" includes the following:

  • speech-language pathology
  • audiology services
  • interpreting services
  • psychological services
  • applied behavioral analysis
  • physical therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • recreation, including therapeutic recreation
  • social work services
  • counseling services, including rehabilitation counseling
  • orientation and mobility services


Who is eligible for the scholarship?

  • Scholars with unrestricted admission to graduate training program in a related services profession
  • Ten (10) graduate students per year
  • Matriculation simultaneous with professional discipline


What is required of scholars?

  • Completion of online shared course of study (12 months)
  • Attend and complete bi-weekly seminars
  • Bi-monthly coordinated field experiences


How do I apply?

  • Complete application package
  • Interview with admissions selection team
  • Attend Service Obligation Orientation


Who is required to perform the service obligation?

Individuals who receive scholarship assistance are required to complete a service obligation or repay all or part of the costs of assistance.


How do scholars fulfill their service obligation?

  • Scholars must complete at least one full-time academic year of training before they begin to fulfill their service obligations through employment.
  • Scholars fulfill their service obligations through eligible employment by providing indirect or direct service to students with disabilities.


What criteria are used to define eligible employment?

51% of employment time must be with children receiving or eligible for receiving special education, related services, or early intervention services.


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