National NSSLHA Programs and Activities
National NSSLHA has implemented the following programs and activities to enhance the academic, pre-professional development, and networking experiences for National NSSLHA members and certified chapters:
Student Leadership Opportunities
NSSLHA Executive Council, Regional Council, and Student State Officer positions provide students opportunities to hone their leadership skills, work with mentors, and make positive contributions to other communication sciences and disorders students.
NSSLHA Honors Program
The NSSLHA Executive Council annually recognizes individuals and/or local NSSLHA chapters who make a significant contribution to furthering the National NSSLHA's mission. NSSLHA and ASHA members, and local NSSLHA chapters may submit nominations for the following:
- The Honors of NSSLHA
- Chapter Advisor Honors
- Chapter Honors
- Member Honors
NSSLHA Loves Campaign
Annually, the NSSLHA Executive Council selects a national organization working on behalf of individuals living with communication disorders and facilitates a fundraising campaign through its local chapters and members. Since the inception of the NSSLHA Loves program in 1990, NSSLHA has raised over $300,000 in support of these organizations.
The NSSLHA Experience at the ASHA Convention
The ASHA Convention is a great opportunity for students and professionals to meet for discussions, workshops, and presentations of papers. Additionally, students can participate in NSSLHA-sponsored activities and events developed by the Executive Council.
NSSLHA Scholarship Fund
The NSSLHA Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 through a collaboration with the ASHFoundation and the NSSLHA Executive Council. The annual scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate senior student who is pursuing a degree in communication sciences and disorders, with an active, National NSSLHA membership, and who will begin graduate study in the fall of the current year.