SLHS Ph.D. Student, Ali Barikroo, Awarded ASHA Scholarship

Published: December 10th, 2015

Category: Featured, News & Events, Student Accomplishments

Ali BarikrooWe are pleased to announce that one of our PhD students, Ali Barikroo, has received the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Scholarship for International Students during the recent 2015 Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), held November 12-14 in Denver, Colorado.

This $5,000 Scholarship for International Students supports an international/minority student who is enrolled in graduate study in the field of speech-language pathology or audiology and who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement. This scholarship is made possible through the support of the ASHFoundation’s Kala Singh Memorial Fund.

Ali intends to use the funds towards his dissertation research, studying the effects of optimized electrical stimulation parameters on swallowing physiology. Upon completion of his PhD program, Ali hopes to continue working in the research academic environment.