No, you are automatically granted the Gift to the Grad when you submit an ASHA membership and certification application between May 1 and August 31.
The GTTG is an ASHA benefit that gives students entering the profession up to 20 months of ASHA membership for the price of 12 months—an extended period of membership benefits. The NSSLHA-to-ASHA Conversion Discount is an ASHA benefit for students who maintain 2 consecutive years of national membership with NSSLHA. Students who qualify for the Conversion Discount receive a reduction of $225 off the initial dues and fees of ASHA membership and certification. A student with the Conversion Discount may also qualify for the GTTG to receive an additional 20 months of membership at the time of application. That is a savings of $450.
Yes, any graduate who applies for ASHA membership and certification between May 1 and August 31 is eligible for the GTTG.
You must apply between May 1 and August 31 to receive the benefit of the GTTG program. Students should evaluate the best time to apply based on their graduation date and clinical fellowship, if applicable.
You do not have to wait until you complete your CF/externship to apply for ASHA membership and certification. Consider the timing of your CF/externship before you decide when to apply.
Your application must be received between May 1 and August 31.
You do not have to renew your membership in NSSLHA to get the GTTG. The GTTG is a benefit for students applying for ASHA membership and certification.
You do not have to be a NSSLHA member to qualify for the Gift to the Grad. However, the largest monetary benefit is earned by those students who complete two years of consecutive NSSLHA membership.
Your application for membership and certification must be received by the ASHA National Office by August 31 to receive the GTTG. Applications received on or after September 1, regardless of postmark date, are not eligible.
If you have a question about the Gift to the Graduate program that is not addressed here, please e-mail email@example.com or contact the ASHA Action Center at 800-498-2071.