TORONTO, February 22, 2022 – Canadian Hearing Services (CHS) proudly kicks-off the 2022 CHS National Scholarship Program!
The CHS National Scholarship Program empowers Deaf and hard of hearing students to pursue their university and/or college goals by breaking down financial barriers to participation and the extra costs associated with hearing accommodation and higher learning. Through the funding provided, these dedicated students gain the opportunity to pursue their dream careers and build bright futures.
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 2021, CHS awarded a record 23 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 2021 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.
How to Apply
Students are encouraged to apply in their preferred language (American Sign Language, la Langue des Signes Québécoise , English or French). The submission deadline is May 24, 2022 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 https://www.chs.ca/scholarship-program .
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 22, 2022 and recognized across the CHS community later in the month. The exact number of grants depends on the ranking and number of qualified applicants.
About Canadian Hearing Services
Since 1940, Canadian Hearing Services has been an industry-leading provider of professional services, products and education that empower people who are Deaf and hard of hearing to overcome barriers to participation. Canadian Hearing Services is the largest and only organization of its kind to achieve Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada. For more information about Canadian Hearing Services, visit CHS.ca or call 1-866-518-0000.
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