Awards and Honors

The Honors Committee invites you to submit nominations for awards of the association to recognize your colleagues. Awards are given our at the DCSHA convention. Please consider nominating a colleague engaged in exemplary work in our profession. Individuals can submit multiple nominations. Nominees must be a financial member of DCSHA, with the exception of the outstanding student award. The award categories and selection criteria are listed below.

The Distinguished Leadership Award   

This award is made to individuals who deomnstrate outstanding leadership and dedication in advancing the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. Nominees must demonstrate exemplary contribution to enhancing service delivery, research or academic and clinical instruction at the local, national, or international level.

Selection Criteria:

  • Nominee must be an active DCSHA member
  • Nominee must be an individual whose professional work has exemplified outstanding leadership.
  • Nominee must be an individual whose work reflects a dedication to the field of speech language pathology and/or audiology.

Outstanding Student Achievement Award

This is awarded to one graduate student in speech-language pathology and one in audiology training programs who demonstrates excellence in their academic and clinical endeavors.  The nominees must be currently enrolled in one of the University Training Programs in Washington, DC (George Washington, Howard, UDC, Gallaudet) where he/she is in good standing.  The nominee must demonstrate two or more of the following attributes: strong leadership, academic and clinical skills and a commitment to community service.  Considerations include grade point average, clinical recommendations, and participation in leadership roles in professional associations (i.e. NSSLHA, DCSHA etc.)

Selection Criteria:

  • Nominee must be a Graduate student in good standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited institution for higher learning in the speech pathology and/or audiology program in Washington, D.C. only
  • Nominee must have at least one letter of recommendation from either a faculty member or a clinical instructor / clinical supervisor at the institution of study to support the nomination of the candidate.

Outstanding Service Delivery Award in the Schools –K through 12

Outstanding Service Delivery Award in Health Care      

Outstanding Service Delivery Award in Private Practice

Outstanding Instructor /Professor in Academia 

These awards honor individuals who exemplify outstanding professional engagement in the professions across patient care (school and health settings), business administration, and teaching. Nominees must possess strong dedication and commitment to the betterment of persons with communication disorders.

Selection Criteria:

    • Nomination required.
    • Nominee must be an active DCSHA member
    • Nominee must be in active clinical service delivery for the period of time that they are being nominated with the exception of the category of Outstanding Instructor / Professor in Academia
    • Nominee in the category of the Outstanding Instructor/ Professor must be an active faculty member for the period of time that they are being nominated.
    • Nominee must be an individual whose work reflects a dedication to the field of speech language pathology and/or audiology.