Advanced Awards First Travel Therapy Scholarship to SLP Grad Student
Denver, CO – June 4, 2018 – Advanced Travel Therapy, a leading provider of travel therapy services across the U.S, has selected a winner for their $5,000 Travel Therapy Scholarship.
Advanced developed the Travel Therapy Scholarship because they recognized the vital role that therapy clinicians have in making our communities happier and healthier, as well as the financial burden that comes with pursuing advanced degrees in these fields.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide this scholarship as a way to give back to amazing future therapists. We hope that it will alleviate some of the financial burden of pursuing an advanced degree and allow them to better serve the communities where they want to work.” – Melissa Jones MS, CCC-SLP, Clinical Director.
The Advanced Travel Therapy scholarship is awarded twice a year, in the Spring and Fall. Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Pathology students currently enrolled in a graduate program are eligible to apply. Applicants are required to include their University, GPA, resume and an essay on how a career as a travel therapist with Advanced would impact them personally and professionally.
The Spring 2018 scholarship application period ended on 4/30/18 and Advanced received over 700 highly-qualified applicants. Melissa Jones, MS CCC-SLP, the Clinical Director and founder of Advanced’s Clinical Fellowship Program, had the challenging task of sorting through all the applications to choose five finalists. The five finalists were then given to a panel to select the winner.
Bridget Salvia, a Speech Language Pathology graduate student at Eastern Michigan University, was selected as the winner. Bridget is a former professional pastry chef from Ann Arbor, MI. Having always had a passion for language and the power it holds, Bridget decided to change careers and go back to school to become an SLP. Advanced looks forward to supporting Bridget on her mission through the awarding of this scholarship.
The Fall 2018 Travel Therapy Scholarship application period will begin in early Fall.
Visit Advanced Travel Therapy’s Scholarship page for updates.