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Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP)   


The MSLP is a leadership development program established for undergraduate seniors, master's students, AuD students who are enrolled in communication sciences and disorders programs, and post-entry level SLP students who are enrolled in a clinical or research doctoral degree program. Up to 40 students will be selected to participate in the Minority Student Leadership Program which takes place during the ASHA Convention. The purpose of the MSLP is:

  • To recruit and retain racial/ethnic minorities that have been historically under-represented in the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology
  • To provide focused educational programming and activities to build and enhance leadership skills
  • To provide an understanding of how the association works
  • To provide an opportunity for program participants to interact with leaders in the professions of audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech, language, and hearing sciences

In addition, the MSLP offers its participants the chance to network with ASHA leaders, university faculty, and clinicians who can offer educational and career opportunities and who have continuously supported the success of the Minority Student Leadership Program. Participants will also get a chance to meet and talk to MSLP alumni as well as other young leaders. All of these networking opportunities give participants exclusive access to learn about in-demand resources to move their careers forward.

Program Dates

The traditional MSLP will not take place in 2021. Instead, the MSLP will host a series of virtual student leadership development opportunities

Award Package

No award package is available for this year's activities.

Eligibility Requirements

All students will be eligible to participate in the 2021 MSLP virtual student leadership development activities.

Participation Requirements

Must be enrolled as an undergraduate senior, master's, or AuD student in a communication sciences and disorders programs in fall 2021.

How to Apply

No application process is necessary to participate in this year's virtual student leadership development activities.

If you have questions about the 2021 MSLP sponsored virtual student leadership development activities, please contact MSLP at

ASHA Corporate Partners