The Canadian Hearing Services National Scholarship Program is uniquely inclusive of Deaf and hard of hearing students of all abilities. Selection criteria are based on community involvement, character references, and a demonstrated commitment to transform the lives of Deaf and hard of hearing Canadians– not on grades or individual student performance indicators.
Scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students, including mature students attending accredited post-secondary institutions inside or outside of Canada. Students that receive funding remain eligible for the same level of funding for up to four years.
The scholarships are available to Canadian residents who are at least 17 years of age, and Deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. Scholarship grants of $3,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students may be applied to cover tuition, residence and educational resources.
The financial support provided by our corporate partners and individual donors is an investment in a barrier-free Canada, a life-changing scenario not only for Deaf and hard of hearing students, but for each of us who will benefit from their contributions to society. These scholarships are truly transformational.
A committee of Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing business leaders and academics review applications from across Canada each year. They choose recipients based on key criteria, including student essays about how a scholarship would transform the future.
To learn about the generous donors who make this scholarship program possible, please visit the Scholarship Wall of Honour
How to Apply
Applications for 2021 will be posted here in advance of the 2021 submission date. Please check back in January 2021 for more information.
Past Scholarship Recipients
President’s Scholarship Golf Tournament
The Annual President’s Scholarship Golf Tournament is a charity event in support of the Canadian Hearing Services National Scholarship Program. All proceeds help to break down financial barriers for Deaf and hard of hearing students and provide a new generation the opportunity to be educated, employed and empowered.