The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship Program was established in 2002. This Program is supported by donations of the members of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) and by the generous contributions from the Algar family, Doreen Laszlo (spouse of Dr. Charles Laszlo) and MED-El.
Four scholarships are awarded:
CHHA/CHHAF Scholarship ($1,000)
The CHHA/CHHAF Scholarship was established to offer financial assistance and recognition to hard of hearing and deafened students registered in a full time program at a recognized college or university, in any area of study, with the ultimate goal of obtaining a diploma or degree.
Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
The Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship was created in 2004 by the Algar family in memory of their father who was one of the founding members of CHHA and provided outstanding service for many years to the work of the association at the National, Chapter and Branch levels. He received numerous awards on behalf of his advocacy for the hard of hearing and people with disabilities, including the Marilyn Dahl Award of Merit in 2002 and the President’s Award in 1996.
The Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship ($1,000)
This scholarship was created in 2007 by Dr. Doreen Laszlo to honour the commitment and work of her husband on behalf of hard of hearing people. Dr. Charles A. Laszlo was the founding President of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association and served on its Executive and Board of Directors in various capacities for 16 years. He also served as President of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People. Dr. Laszlo also served a six year term as the President of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Foundation.
The MEDEL Scholarship ($1,500)
This newest scholarship was created in 2013. In addition to the regular scholarship eligibility requirements, the applicant must use a cochlear implant (make of device is not applicable in the selection process) and be a member of CHHA when submitting the application.
- Applicants to this Scholarship Program must be either hard of hearing, deafened or oral deaf
- Applicants may be first-time or returning post-secondary students at a recognized College or University.
- Students should have been registered in a full-time program in the previous academic year and intend to return to school in the next academic year.
- Applicants must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident/landed immigrant, convention refugee or a protected person living in Canada, as defined in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
- Field of study may be a factor in the selection process for some scholarships.
- Scholarship is based on an overall assessment of the applicant. Applications will be judged by a number of criteria including academic achievement, determination to cope with hearing loss, and community involvement.
Deadline: March 2, 2015
More info at: Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship