Application Package


The application cycle is currently closed. Please check back in January for updates on our 2022 application.

The scholarship application package is as follows:

  • The online application form. (CURRENTLY CLOSED)
  • Essay: 2-page double-spaced
    • Describe how your experience with Deaf parents has shaped your life and your goals.
    • Include a description of your future career aspirations.
    • Essays will be judged for organization, content, and creativity. We encourage you to ask someone else to proofread your essay before you submit it.
    • Please see below for two sample essays for your reference.
  • In addition to 1-2 above, each applicant must submit:
    • a transcript from your high school and your college or university (if you are currently enrolled). Unofficial transcripts are sufficient, however Official transcripts (although not required) can take several weeks to process, so we encourage you request your transcripts well in advance of the deadline.
    • two letters of recommendation from teachers (a link to the online recommendation forms will be sent to your letter writers directly upon receipt of your online application)

The application package is not considered submitted until we have received your two recommendation letters. It can take up to two weeks to process your application. Note that processing times may be extended if applicants do not follow the file naming conventions laid out in the online application form.

Winners will be notified via email.

Sample Winning Essays

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