A scholarship is available to support the Camp Shout Out participation fee for Western Michigan University speech-language pathology students. The scholarship is available to graduate or undergraduate students accepted at the camp for 2018.
Camp Shout Out is located on Big Blue Lake in Holton, Michigan. It offers campers who are ages eight to 18 and who stutter a residential, interactive therapeutic experience in a traditional summer camp environment. Graduate students engage in a state-of-the-art learning experience and collaborate with professionals and experts in the field. Speech-language pathologists participate in a hands-on, unique continuing education training opportunity with a leadership team directed by Board Certified Specialists in Fluency.
The scholarship is supported by a gift given by Jen Read, in honor of her mother, M. Margaret Read, a WMU alumna and speech-language pathologist in the Boston, Mass. area for many years. One of Margaret's passions was supporting education related to fluency disorders.
"Camp Shout Out presents a wonderful opportunity for campers and for our students," said Dr. Ann Tyler, Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services and Interim Chair of the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. "This gift, in memory of Margaret, highlights her commitment to Dr. Van Riper's legacy of fluency education and clinical services."
The scholarship award is available to WMU speech, language and hearing sciences majors who apply to the SLP MA program and to currently enrolled SLP MA students. Students may receive this award one time only.
Camp Shout Out applications are typically accepted in February and March for the following summer. Visit the Camp Shout Out website for details.