2019 CHS National Scholarship Program


The Canadian Hearing Society proudly offers scholarships to Deaf and hard of hearing students to help break down barriers to higher education and build brighter futures. Scholarships of $3,000 a year for full-time students and $1,000 a year for part-time students are awarded to top qualified candidates who are pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited institution, inside or outside of Canada.

Once secured, students may receive an annual award for up to four years. Awards may cover tuition, residence or educational resources. The exact number of awards will be dependent on the number and ranking of qualified applicants.

Eligibility Criteria:

• Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada;
• Applicants must be either hard of hearing or Deaf;
• Applicants must be:
o 17 years of age or older and attending a recognized post-secondary institution in the Fall of 2019 as first-time or returning students; or mature students, 19 years of age or older;
• Eligibility is based on the overall assessment of the following application materials:
o Photocopy proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency with date of birth;
o At least one audiogram documenting hearing loss of 50dB or greater, pure tone average, in both ears;
o Proof of Fall 2019 acceptance to an accredited post-secondary institution (proof of registration, signed consent form and thank-you video are required before students receive awards in August/September each year);
o Typed 12-pt font, 250-word essay in English or French, or YouTube link to a 6-minute video in ASL/LSQ, as outlined in Section 3 (page 4 of this application form);
o Community Involvement checklist, as outlined in Section 4 (page 4 of the application form); and,
o Two (2) letters of reference, as outlined in Section 5 (page 5 of the application form).