Sertoma Scholarship for Students who are Hard of Hearing or Deaf

Website: Sertoma

Sertoma’s Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf, is the leading scholarship for hard of hearing or deaf students since the program’s inception in 1994. Students with clinically significant bilateral hearing loss, graduating from high school, or undergraduate students pursuing four-year college degrees in any discipline are eligible for the scholarship.
  • Student must have a minimum 40dB bilateral hearing loss as evidenced on audiogram by an SRT of 40dB or greater in both ears.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree on a full-time basis at a college or university in the United States – graduate degrees, associates degrees, community colleges, and vocational programs do not qualify
  • Must have a minimum 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 un-weighted scale. For high school students entering college this is cumulative GPA for grades 9-11 and first semester of 12th grade. For students currently at a freshman level in college it is cumulative GPA for grades 9-12 and first semester of college. For college students who are sophomores or higher it is your college transcript for all semesters completed.
  • Must submit application and all required materials in single envelope by deadline date.
Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Two letters of recommendation. The applicant is responsible for acquiring and uploading these documents within the application.
  • High School and/or College Transcript - transcript must be from school but does not have to be official. The school name, applicant's name, and GPA must be printed on the transcript. Show conversion if GPA is documented on scale other than 4.0. College freshmen must include high school and college transcripts.
  • Recent audiogram from a hearing health professional (must not be any older than two years). Hearing loss on application must be verifiable from audiogram.
Contact Information

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Laura Hanavan