Children of Deaf Adults, INC.
CODA celebrates the unique heritage and
multicultural identities of adult hearing
individuals with deaf parent(s).
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I apply for this Scholarship if I only have one deaf parent?
Can I apply for this scholarship if my deaf parents don’t use sign language?
Can I apply for this scholarship if I don’t use sign language?
Can I apply for this scholarship if my parent is hard-of-hearing?
-Yes, but we encourage you to read the essay prompt to be sure your specific experience can help you address the essay prompt.
Can I apply for the scholarship if I was born deaf?
Can I apply for the scholarship if I lost my hearing late in life?
-Yes, if your parents are deaf and you lost your hearing after the age of 18, then you are eligible for this scholarship.
Can I apply for this scholarship if I am not a United States citizen or resident?
-Yes, we welcome applications from around the world. However, all application materials, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, must be submitted in English.
Can I submit an unofficial transcript?
-No, all transcripts must be official.
If I’m in college now, do I have to submit a high school transcript?
-It depends. If you graduated from high school within the last five years, then we require an official high school transcript as well as an official college transcript if applicable. If you graduated from high school more than five years ago, and you have completed at least one year of college course work, then we only need your official college transcript. If you graduated from high school more than five years ago, and you have less than one year of college course work, then we need your official high school transcript.
Can I apply for both scholarship awards in one year?
-Yes, but two different essays must be submitted.
Can I apply for the scholarship if I was a previous winner?
-Yes, you may apply for as many years as you are enrolled in school, undergraduate or graduate.
Can I use scholarship funds toward graduate school?
Can I use scholarship funds to attend a technical school or a community college?
-Yes, as long as the institution is accredited.
Can I use scholarship funds at an unaccredited university?
Who should write my letters of recommendation?
- Your teachers whenever possible. Please review the Letter of Recommendation form; teachers are best positioned to answer the questions on the form. We use letters of recommendation to help us evaluate your potential to succeed in higher education. If your circumstances are such that you cannot find teachers to write letters in support of your scholarship application, then you may ask others who can speak to your ability to succeed in higher education.