2013 Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship Program in Canada

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Canadian Hard of Hearing Association offers scholarship program to hard of hearing and deafened students registered in a full time program at a recognized college or university. The scholarship is offered in any area of study for obtaining a diploma or degree in Canada. This year three awards of $1,000 each will be granted and presented at the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Annual Conference to be held at the CHHA Conference in May 2013. The application deadline is February 28, 2013.. The purpose of the Scholarship Program is 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. This year three awards of $1,000 each will be granted and presented at the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Annual Conference to be held at the CHHA Conference in May 2013.. This scholarship is available for pursuing a diploma or degree.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Scholarships are offered to first-time or returning post-secondary students, and are registered in a full time program at a recognized College or University for obtaining a diploma or degree.
Who can apply to this scholarship? Applicants to this Scholarship Program must be either hard of hearing, deafened or oral deaf. Support documentation is required. The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) and the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Foundation (CHHAF) generally accept the following terms:
· hard of hearing: a person with any level of hearing loss, from mild to profound, whose primary method of communication is the spoken language
· deafened: a person with a profound level of hearing loss acquired in adulthood (hearing loss occurred after learning oral communication)
· oral deaf: a person with a profound level of hearing loss, occurring congenitally or with an onset early in life, whose primary method of communication is the spoken language.
· Eligible applicants may be first
· time or returning post
· secondary students, registered in a full time program at a recognized College or University. Field of study is not a factor in the selection process. 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.
· Eligibility for this 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.
· Successful applicants will be notified as soon as selection has been made. Funds will be distributed upon receipt of proof of registration. An agreement to this effect will be signed by the recipients and the appropriate CHHA authority. Please note: scholarships are taxable income.
· Recipients must agree that names and/or photographs may be used for promotion of the Scholarship Program and to encourage future applicants. Mediums may include the annual CHHA Conference and Annual General Meeting, Listen/Écoute magazine, local newspapers (in the recipients community) and a press release to national media.
Benefits of the scholarship: This year three awards of $1,000 each will be granted and presented at the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Annual Conference to be held at the CHHA Conference in May 2013.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Not Known
Number of scholarships: Three Scholarships are offered.

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