Help Persons Who Stutter Attend Life-Changing HCRI Therapy

HCRI’s Stuttering Therapy Scholarship Fund enables individuals with financial need to attend the nonprofit’s 12-day stuttering therapy and acquire lifelong fluency skills that can transform their lives.

It’s inspiring to see how fluency impacts the lives of the individuals we serve here at Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI). We are proud of our HCRI alumni and their accomplishments. Our clinical team and staff members are always here for past therapy participants – whether they just completed therapy or it has been decades since they came to HCRI.

50 Years of Stuttering Research & Therapy Delivery

Since 1972, HCRI has experienced exciting developments, including new research discoveries, therapy innovations, and technology advancements. At the same time, our small nonprofit center has weathered the challenges of world events and economic downturns – thanks to the caring support of HCRI alumni and friends. Here’s a list of HCRI’s work and accomplishments >>.

Scholarship Fund SupportA Most Unusual Time

In our 50 years of existence, we’ve never seen so many individuals – who want and need HCRI therapy – so economically strapped. More than ever, they are unable to afford therapy or the travel expenses associated with coming. Certainly, we don’t want to turn them away when our scholarship funds wane.

That’s why we ask for support to further grow the HCRI Therapy Scholarship Fund. Through donations, we can make life-changing stuttering treatment more affordable for those with financial need. With additional fund dollars, more individuals can access the therapy they need to speak fluently.

HCRI Scholarship Fund – Giving Options

To help grow the scholarship fund during this critical time in our world, individuals may…

  • Make a one-time or monthly gift to the HCRI Stuttering Therapy Scholarship Fund.
  • Give stock or other appreciated assets. For details call 540-265-5650 or send an email to the institute.


Additionally, if an individual’s financial situation allows, a Named Scholarship is a meaningful and lasting way to help many persons who stutter get stuttering treatment that can change the trajectory of their lives.  Through fluency, doors of opportunity can open that were never before possible.

How Named Scholarships Work

HCRI supporters who pledge and make an annual scholarship gift of $10,000 or more for five years will have a scholarship named on their behalf (or in recognition of a friend or loved one). Those who give an endowed scholarship of $100,000 or more also will be honored with a perpetually named scholarship.

Looking to the Next 50 Years

We believe the future holds exciting promise for HCRI! Through ongoing support, we look forward to the next 50 years filled with new opportunities and discoveries, which will enable our institute to help more people who stutter in more ways.

Tax-deductible gifts may be made by…

  • Giving securely on HCRI’s website at
  • Mailing a check to HCRI at 7851 Enon Drive, Roanoke, VA 24019.
  • Calling 540-265-5650 to give by phone with a credit card.

Gifts of all amounts are valued. Each dollar makes a difference. Thank you for your support!

About HCRI

HCR Institute was founded by Ronald L. Webster, Ph.D. in 1972 to investigate stuttering through scientific discovery and treatment innovation. Since that time, Virginia-based HCRI, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, has become an international leader in stuttering research and the development of innovative, scientifically derived therapy approaches.

HCRI clients come from all walks of life and include broadcasters, teachers, engineers, musicians, students, doctors, military personnel, business professionals, police officers, actors, a supreme court nominee, and even royalty.

HCRI is located at 7851 Enon Drive, Roanoke, Va. 24019. For more information, visit, or contact HCRI at (540) 265-5650 or