Deaf/Hearing Loss

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Summary: A renewable $5,000 scholarship, up to $20,000 total, from Microsoft and DisAbility Employee Resource Group (ERG) targeted to high school seniors with visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, or speech disabilities who plan to attend a two to four year university or college program in the United States with a major in: engineering, computer science, computer information systems, paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration or marketing. Applicants must demonstrate a passion for technology as well as leadership in their high school and/or community.
Apply By: March 1, 2020
Foundation: Microsoft
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Address: Alexander Graham Bell Scholarship Program
Attn: Nofer Scholarship Application
3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, DC 20007
Summary: Up to three awards of up to $5,000 each may be awarded each year to full-time graduate students with moderately – severe to profound hearing loss, who use listening and spoken language as their primary method of communication, and who are attending full-time an accredited law school or graduate school working towards a masters or doctoral degree in public policy or public administration.

Previous recipients may re-apply, provided that they are still in school and a minimum of nine credit hours was completed in the previous year of study.
Apply By: April 10, 2020.
Foundation: Alexander Graham Bell Association
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Summary: Available to those currently completing their final year of high school, to mature aged students who have been accepted into a university, and to current undergraduate and graduate university students. Scholarship value is $2,000 per year for up to four years assuming scholarship recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA or better.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to the Cochlear ideals of leadership and humanity. Award value is $2000 per year for up to 4 years. The final scholarship recipients are selected by a Scholarship Selection Committee of hearing healthcare professionals.


– Scholarship applicants must have a Baha or Nucleus Cochlear Implant.

– Available to graduating high school seniors.

– Undergraduate or graduate students that have applied or will be enrolled at an accredited college, university or technical school.

– Scholarship applicants must earn a 3.0 GPA or better to enroll and keep a 3.0 GPA to maintain the scholarship.

Apply By: Apply online by September 30.
Foundation: Cochlear
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Address: Hamilton Relay
1006 12th Street
Aurora, NE 68818
Summary: The goal of the Hamilton Relay Scholarship is to support individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-disabled in their post-secondary education. The $500 Hamilton Relay Scholarship is extended to a qualifying student living within a state where Hamilton Relay is the contracted telecommunications relay service provider.
Apply By: Applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2020.
Foundation: Hamilton Relay
Business Phone Number: (800-618-4781) Voice and TTY
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Summary: A $1,000 scholarship to cover tuition, books and supplies. Recipient may use the funds for any semester, including summer, during the awarded academic school year.

Applicants must:
– have a 40dB or more hearing loss in both ears
– be a US citizen,
– be pursuing a bachelor’s degree on a full-time basis at a college or university in the United States–graduate degrees, associates degrees, community colleges, and vocational programs do not qualify.
-must have a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA
Apply By: March 30, 2020
Foundation: Sertoma
Scholarship Category: ,
Address: Iowa State University
1076 Student Services Building
2505 Union Drive
Ames, IA 50011-2222
Summary: The Keith Sargent Scholarship is open to any student with a mobility, visual or hearing disability who has completed 24 transfer credits or one academic year at Iowa State University and who has a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

The scholarship amount varies and may be renewed for an additional two years as long as a GPA of 2.75 or above is maintained. The award is administered through the Student Disability Resources Office.

Apply By: April 1.
Foundation: Iowa State University
Business Phone Number: 515-294-7220
Business Contact Email:
Summary: $1000 award for college or vocational school. It also includes two free hearing aids for students who are hard of hearing, WindowsEye software for students who are blind, or ZoomText Screen Enhancement software for students with low vision.
Apply By: April 26th, 2020
Foundation: Help America Hear
Business Phone Number: (631)-366-3461
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