Disability Scholarships for Hearing Impaired Students


Scholarships for hearing impaired students is obtainable if you have a hearing disability. There are many different hearing impaired scholarships and grants out there for students with hearing problems, and they can help dedicated students attain the ultimate goal of a college degree. Keep in mind that most of these disability scholarships and grants for hearing impaired require that the student have diagnosed hearing loss that occurred before they learned to speak. While it does not have to be total hearing loss, it does need to be profound to be considered for one of these opportunities.

One of the many disability scholarships for the hearing impaired available today is the Graduate Fellowship Fund. The GFF offers financial assistance to deaf individuals who want to obtain a doctoral degree. Students must be enrolled in an accredited college in order to be able to apply for this award.

The Minnie Pearl Scholarship program is another hearing scholarship that students with deafness related disabilities can obtain. Students applying for this award must be exceptional in academics and must hold at least a 3.0 grade point average. There are 14 of these scholarships in the amount of two thousand dollars each. Students who are applying must have been accepted by an accredited university, but not yet be attending.

For members of the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf, there are ten 1000 dollar scholarships available each year. Students who are interested in these deaf scholarships must be deaf or hard of hearing and be enrolled in an accredited postsecondary educational institution. Applicants must have been a member of the fraternity for at least a year prior to the application submission.

Students attending an accredited four year institution in the United States or Canada are eligible to apply for the Sertoma International Scholarship. The thirteen 1000 dollar rewards are made possible by the donations given by Oticon and Phonetic Ear corporations. Students who apply must have at least a 3.2 grade point average as well as documented hearing loss.

The United Way provides disability awards that vary between five hundred and one thousand dollars to students wishing to pursue a two or four year degree. There are fourteen of these awards given out each year. In order to be eligible, the student must have been part of a Courage Center vocational program at some point in the past.

For those who may benefit from further education, but are not pursuing an actual college degree, there are options. The Travelers Protective Association of America has set up a scholarship for the deaf and near deaf. The purpose of this hearing scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students who may benefit from various types of treatment or special education. All applicants must show financial need in order to qualify.


As you can see, there are many different disability scholarships for hearing impaired students available with some sort of hearing loss. This scholarships list cannot even come close to listing every hearing scholarship and grant opportunity that is out there. The fact is, however, that hearing disabilities scholorships can make it a little bit easier to attend college and attain a degree if you suffer from a hearing disability. These hearing impaired scholarships are not hard to find, and they stand to make your life so much better.

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75 Responses

  1. admin says:


    read about bursaries for your location. Read also about the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs student aid.

  2. ENT says:

    Dealing with audiology, I have found countless numbers of resources for knowledge that it is overwhelming on occasions. Nevertheless I do appreciate the particular write-up here.

  3. Trey D Pellum says:

    Interested in scholarship for Deaf student.

  4. Sarouq R Lakhani says:

    Interested in getting scholarship information for deaf student

  5. admin says:


    we have a few webpage’s on this. You can go to Deaf scholarships and hard of hearing scholarships. Apply to any you are a good fit for by going directly to the scholarship sponsors website.

  6. admin says:


    Go to Deaf scholarships and hearing scholarships. We write about about the predominant ones so apply to any you like by going directly to the scholarship sponsors website.

  7. Madhu says:


    Please advise the procedure for applying for this scholarship to enable me to make one.

    Also, Can you please let me know the right person’s email id, so that I can demonstrate my eligibility criteria.

    Thanks, Madhu

  8. admin says:


    go directly to the scholarships sponsors website to see how it’s done. They are all different. If you have further questions direct them to them via their contact webpage.

  9. I looking for scholarships information for my 12 yrs old hearing impaired son(Theus Weathers). He attended Henry Ford Academy School For Creative Studies. Please send the information to my e-mail address. He has ambition to attend University of Michigan. He will be graduating from highschool 2018.

  10. admin says:


    apply to all hearing impaired scholarships which you find and read more about high school scholarships for college, unknown college scholarships and a list of scholarships.

  11. Lisa Flowers says:

    I have a daughter that was born with only one ear. She has no ear canal, no middle ear and the inner ear is smaller that normal. Is she eligible for a scholarship.

  12. admin says:


    she should be able to apply to any disability scholarship which requires a documented disability only. You can also contact the scholarship sponsor before you apply and also ask them too since your daughter’s situation is very unique.

  13. how do i apply for these scholorships??

  14. admin says:


    you can go directly to the sponsor of the scholarships website.

  15. Dishon Humphrey Otieno says:

    HI, I am a Kenyan Parent of a ten year old boy who was diagnosed with a profound hearing loss at 110 when he was 2 years old. We had him implanted with cochclear at 7 years old and we are struggling with speech therapy to have him develop good speech.
    The challenge here in Kenya is we do not have opportunities for the hearing impaired. Do you offer scholarships for such cases?
    Humphrey Otieno

  16. admin says:


    look into educational bursaries when he’s college ready.

  17. Brian Orr-Price says:

    I am interested in finding a scholarship I had sensorial hearing loss since the age of 13. I am currently 23 years old and enrolled in job corps in Detroit Michigan. And once I complete my certification, I am trying to get back into college. I already have 12,000 in student loans for two semesters in college in 2009. is there anyway that I can obtain a scholarship so I don’t have to go thru FAFSA so I can get back into without having to pay???

  18. admin says:


    Start applying to those scholarships in which your qualifications match up to the scholarship criteria -firstly. You won’t know unless you apply. Also; look for organizations and Foundations which provide support for those who have a hearing loss. Many times they have scholarships grants and awards you can apply to.

    Always fill out a FAFSA every year; even though you don’t think you will receive any type of aid or not. Most schools base FinAids students receive based on the FAFSA. Also; set up a meeting with the FinAids office manager to discuss disability scholarships and grants you can apply for specific to your situation.

  19. edwin oloo says:

    Hi am interested in the scholarship

  20. admin says:


    you should apply to it and see if you qualify for it.

  21. John Roy says:

    Dear sir,
    I am writing this for my brother, 24 year old who was diagnosed with a profound hearing loss when he was 2 years old. We had him implanted with cochlear device at 17 years old from India but it is not much of a benefit to him.He has done B.tech mechanical engineering and graduated in 2015 with 7.4 GPA and 68% as aggregate. Now he want to do masters abroad preferably US and pursue a teaching career. I would like to know how the scholarships are provided to such kind of students. Do he have to apply for course then search for a scholarship or avail the scholarship then do a course. Do any universities in US provide scholarship for ASL course.Kindly reply.
    warm regards

  22. admin says:


    Look into Commonwealth Scholarships, Belgium Scholarships, Michigan Tech Scholaeships, The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs scholarships grants, and The Davis Scholarship.

    look also into educational bursaries. Read about the Canadian bursaries in particular.

    When applying to all of the above include a letter in regards to the disability in ALL scholarships applied too! The above awards will take this into consideration in their evaluations.

  23. Jalayna Watson says:

    I’m looking for a scholarship or grant for my hearing impaired son. He is 1.5 years old and needs specialized speech therapy. He needs to receive speech therapy from an Auditory Verbal Therapist. My copay is $150 every week to receive AVT services. I can not afford the copay; therefore my son is not receiving his much needed AVT services. He is not talking yet and should have some words by now. Any help to point me in the right direction for a toddler scholarship would be helpful. Thank you

  24. admin says:


    reads more here at hearing scholarships. Also apply to the general disability scholarships as well.

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