The Marion Hammett Scholarship

The Marion Hammett Scholarship was established in 2019 by the University of Memphis School of Communication Sciences and Disorders Alumni Chapter to benefit a worthy 2nd year Speech Language Pathology Student or 3rd year Audiology Student. The $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to this student during the Alumni Reception at the Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders. 

Marion Hammett was one of our program’s most beloved alumni so it is only fitting that this scholarship exemplifies her personality and unique gifts. Marion Hammett was a clinical professor and an accomplished leader. She was an integral part of the University of Memphis CSD faculty from 1993 to 2010 and was the driving force behind the institution of the Head Start screening program.  She was a prominent advocate for our field at the state and federal level.  She was later named an ASHA Fellow.  She had a larger than life personality and was well known for her wit, compassion and mentorship. She had passion for our field of study and the desire to make a difference in another person’s life.  Marion Hammett is no longer with us, but the impact that she made on her students and colleagues was resounding and deep. The student who receives this scholarship must embody the qualities that Marion Hammett possessed.

Recipients of the Marion Hammett Scholarship Award

  • 2023: Alena Woods
  • 2022: Autumn Barron
  • 2020: Lindsey Hull