Scholarships and Special Funds

Grad student in clinical setting

Carrell-Miner Achievement Award Fund

This fund honors the legacy of Dr. James Carrell and Dr. Adah Miner. Dr. Carrell began his illustrious career at the University of Washington in 1939. For the next 35 years he inspired by precept and example the clinical and research programs which formed the basis for the Dept. of Speech and Hearing Science which was established in 1975. In 1986, as a tribute to his career, the Faculty established the James Carrell Memorial Scholarship to provide financial support to students completing clinical education during their program of graduate studies.

In 1987, the awards committee explored the intention of the Carrell donors and focused the award on “outstanding clinical achievement” presented at the culmination of the graduate degree program. Dr. Adah Miner joined Dr. Carrell and other Speech and Hearing clinical researchers in 1955. Dr. Miner fiercely believed that Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology were the most important of all possible disciplines for the acquisition of knowledge valuable to the betterment of our society. She took charge of our Department’s clinical education program and her name was added to this Clinical Achievement Award as a tribute to her standards that demanded the very highest level of commitment and performance from our clinical students.