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Notice: Timmins Office

CHS Scholarships Program

The CHS 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–and 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.

“Thank-you from the bottom of my heart for this wonderful scholarship and encouragement toward my academic endeavours. This scholarship means the world to me. It’s a first step toward my dream career in Health Information Diagnostic Management,” says Jennifer Claydon, a 2017 scholarship winner attending the University of Winnipeg and Red River College. “It has made the cost of my education much easier for me.”

The scholarships are available to Canadian residents who are at least 17 years of age, and Deaf, Deaf/Blind 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, golf tournament participants and 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,” says Julia Dumanian, President and CEO of the Canadian Hearing Society. “We know more than 50 per cent of Deaf families in Canada live below the poverty line, and we know education has the power to transform their lives, and the lives of future generations. These scholarships are truly transformational.”

To learn about the generous donors who make this scholarship possible, please visit the Scholarship Wall of Honour.

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.

The Canadian Hearing Society is grateful to recognize the National Scholarship Committee for their passion, commitment and dedication to the cause: Dr. Linda Campbell (chair), Brahm Spilfogel, Diane Gregoris, Jim Kyte, Lynn Lockhart-Menzies, Nigel Howard, Pam Feldman and Rex Banks.   

Winners of the 2018 scholarship will be announced online and at the President’s Scholarship Golf Tournament, on September 12th.


How to Apply

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2018 CHS National Scholarship Program. Applications for 2019 will be posted here in advance of the May 2019 submission date. Please check back in January 2019 for more information.

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