Canadian Hearing Services 2021 National Scholarship Program is Open for Applications


TORONTO, March 18, 2021 – Canadian Hearing Services (CHS) is excited to kick-off the 2021 CHS National Scholarship Program!

The CHS National Scholarship Program helps break down financial barriers to post-secondary education for Deaf and hard of hearing students who are often excluded from the full academic experience because of added accessibility costs.  Through the funding provided, it becomes possible for these exceptional students to pursue their dream careers.
Scholarships are available to Canadian residents who are at least 17 years of age and Deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. Undergraduate and graduate students, including mature students, attending accredited post-secondary institutions inside or outside of Canada may apply. Returning students may be eligible to receive the award for up to four years. Successful applicants who are full-time students will receive a $3,000 scholarship award for the academic year; part-time students will be awarded $1,000 for the academic year.  The funds can be used to cover tuition, residence or educational resources.

In 2020, CHS awarded a record 21 scholarships guaranteed for up to four years!  To learn more about how these scholarships have impacted the lives of Canadian students, view the thank-you videos from our 2020 scholarship recipients

The CHS National Scholarship Program is made possible through the generous support of donors and partners who share CHS’ commitment to empowering Deaf and hard of hearing Canadians to overcome barriers to participation. To learn about the generous donors, please visit the Scholarship Wall of Honour.

How to Apply
Students are encouraged to apply in their preferred language (American Sign Language la Langue des signes quebecoise, English or French). The submission deadline is May 25, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. EST. Application materials must include proof of community involvement, letters of reference, an audiogram documenting hearing loss and a personal essay. More information is available at .


About the Selection Process
A CHS committee of educators, industry leaders, staff, and members of the Deaf and hard of hearing community will review qualified applications and select the winners. All winners will be notified on or before September 9, 2021 and recognized across the CHS community later in the month. The exact number of grants depends on the ranking and number of qualified applicants. 
For more information about the 2021 CHS National Scholarship Program, visit , email, or call 1-866-518-0000, ext. 4185.

About Canadian Hearing Services
CHS is an industry-leading provider of services, products and education that empower people who are Deaf and hard of hearing to overcome barriers to participation. CHS is the largest and only Accredited organization of its kind in North America. CHS services are provided by highly trained professionals with expertise and experience in meeting the needs of its clients in convenient, accessible, and confidential environments. For more information about CHS services, visit or call 1-866-518-0000.

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