DEADLINE FOR CHHA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM EXTENDED
Please circulate this email to interested students who might benefit from scholarships for students with hearing loss. This program was established in 2002 by the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association and to date we have awarded $50,000.00 to ensure students with hearing loss have equal access to educational opportunities.
Due to the current situation throughout North America (and the world), the deadline for applications for the 2020 academic year has been extended. Applications must now be submitted by June 1, 2020 at 3pm EDT. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered nor will applications be accepted by mail, e-mail or fax.
The following scholarships have been established to assist students with hearing loss:
Carrell Hearn Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
This scholarship is being offered by CHHA-North Shore in memory of Carrell Hearn a resident of West Vancouver, BC who passed away in 2014 at the age of 105. Carrell was a long-time member and generous supporter of the CHHA-North Shore as well as a number of other local North Shore charities.
Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship ($1,000)
The Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship requires that the applicant be enrolled in the second or higher year of study in the area of Science and Technology and Trades. In addition, the applicant must also display an interest in supporting activities to improve the lives of those who have hearing loss following the example of Dr. Laszlo’s commitment and work on behalf of the hard of hearing community.
Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
The Frank Algar Scholarship does not focus on any field of study; however, the advocacy level of the applicant is taken into account. The Algar family wishes to continue to support the work of their father who was a strong advocate of for hard of hearing people and people with disabilities.
Susan Brown Memorial Scholarship ($2,000)
The Susan Brown Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student in memory of Susan Brown, Chairperson of the CHHA-NL Families Resource Group who passed away in 2017. This scholarship is sponsored annually by the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL) and is offered to hard of hearing, late-deafened and oral deaf students entering their first-year, full time program at a recognised Canadian college or university in any area of study, with the ultimate goal of obtaining a diploma, certificate or degree.
For more information about CHHA’s scholarships, eligibility requirements or to apply, please visit our website: https://www.chha.ca/get-involved/scholarships/