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Hearing Charities provides for two distinct scholarships in partnership with Sertoma, which represent the largest program of its kind in the nation. Scholarships are a great investment in the future for students working to achieve their goals.

Communicative Disorders Scholarships

Sertoma’s Communicative Disorders Scholarship, funded by the Sertoma Annual Fund, is for graduate students pursing advanced degrees in audiology or speech-language pathology from institutions in the U.S. These scholarships, worth $1,000 each, are awarded in the spring to help offset the cost of tuition, books and fees incurred during the following school year. Sertoma’s Communicative Disorders Scholarships provides more funds nationally for graduate level study in communicative disorders than any other single organization.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America
  • Must be pursuing a graduate level degree in speech language pathology and/or audiology at a college or university in the United States, accredited by ASHA’s Council on Academic Accreditation
  • Must have a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level course work. This must include the Fall 2019 semester.

The application process will be available November 2019.

HARD OF HEARING OR DEAF SCHOLARSHIP

Sertoma’s Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf, is the leading scholarship for hard of hearing or deaf students since the program’s inception in 1994. Students with clinically significant bilateral hearing loss, graduating from high school, or undergraduate students pursuing four-year college degrees in any discipline are eligible for the scholarship.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have a minimum 40dB bilateral hearing loss, as evidenced on audiogram by an SRT & PTA of 40dB or greater in both ears
  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America
  • Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree on a full-time basis at a college or university in the United States – graduate degrees, associates degrees, community colleges, and vocational programs do not qualify.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 un-weighted scale
    High School senior – Cumulative GPA is for grades 9-11 and first semester for grade 12
  • College freshman – Cumulative GPA is all of high school and first semester of college
  • College sophomore or higher – Cumulative GPA for all college-level semesters completed

The application process will be available November 2019.

Promote Our Scholarship Program

Does your organization have clients who are hard of hearing or deaf undergraduate students? Do you work with your local university’s graduate program to provide volunteer hours for aspiring speech-language pathologists or audiologists? Sertoma’s scholarship programs can help support these individuals. You can help by getting the word out to qualified individuals. Contact us today using the form below to learn more about how you can help.

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