CHHA National Scholarship Program

The CHHA National Scholarship Program offers three different scholarships to Deaf or Hard of Hearing students.

Amount: $1000-2000

Number Available: 4

Deadline: April 30th, 2021 at 3pm (EST)

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) Scholarship Program was established in 2002. This Program is supported by donations of the members of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) and by the generous contributions from the Algar family, Doreen Laszlo (spouse of Dr. Charles Laszlo) and the CHHA: North Shore Branch (through the generous support of Carrell Hearn).

The mandate of CHHA is to encourage awareness of hearing loss and to advocate self-help for people with hearing loss. Its aim is to achieve full hearing accessibility in Canadian society. The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Foundation (CHHAF) was established to create a perpetual financial legacy to support the activities of CHHA, and to create specific initiatives for people with hearing loss in Canada.


$1,000 Scholarship: This new scholarship is being offered by the North Shore Branch in memory of Carrell Hearn a resident of West Vancouver, BC who passed away in 2014 at the age of 105. Carrell was a long-time member and generous supporter of the CHHA North Shore Branch as well as a number of other local North Shore charities. The Carrell Hearn Memorial Scholarship is open to all post secondary students; however, your location of residence will factored into the selection process.


$1,000 Scholarship: The Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship requires that the applicant be enrolled in the second or higher year of study in the area of Science and Technology and Trades. In addition, the applicant must also display an interest in supporting activities to improve the lives of those who have hearing loss following the example of Dr. Laszlo’s commitment and work on behalf of the hard of hearing community.


$1,000 Scholarship: The Frank Algar Scholarship does not focus on any field of study; however, the advocacy level of the applicant is taken into account. The Algar family wishes to continue to support the work of their father who was a strong advocate of for hard of hearing people and people with disabilities.

Susan Brown Memorial Scholarship

$2000 Scholarship: The Susan Brown Memorial Scholarship is offered to students who are hard of hearing, late – deafened and oral deaf. It is for offered to students who are entering their first year, full time program at a recognized Canadian college or university, With the end goal of obtaining a diploma, certificate or degree.


Applicants to the CHHA Scholarship Program must be either hard of hearing, deafened or oral deaf with the premise that all applicants use spoken language as their primary means of communication. Those who communicate primarily through sign languages are directed to the Canadian Association for the Deaf.

  • Eligible applicants may be first-time or returning post-secondary students at a recognized College or University.
  • Students should be registered in or planning to register for a full-time program as of September 2020.
  • 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.

Field of study and location of residence may be a factor in the selection process for some scholarships.

Mature students are also eligible applicants. Mature students are encouraged to submit 2 academic transcripts when available or a minimum of 1 academic transcript and a statement (500 words or less) identifying the reason for the student’s hiatus and return to school.

Eligibility for these Scholarships 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, demonstration of advocacy and community involvement.

Previous scholarship winners may not apply for the same scholarship to which they were awarded.

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to:

Successful applicants will be notified as soon as selection has been made. Funds will be distributed upon receipt of proof of registration. Please note that scholarships are taxable income.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the CHHA Scholarship Program or the online form, please contact the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association at 1-800-263-8068 or by email at

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association
2415 Holly Lane
Suite 205
Ottawa, Ontario
K1V 7P2

Phone numbers:

Voice: 613-526-1584
TTY: 613-526-2692
Fax: 613-526-4718
Toll Free: 1-800-263-8068 (In Canada Only)

Email address:


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See Also


See other national scholarships // See other scholarships for Deaf or hard of hearing