George Bateman Memorial Scholarship

The George Bateman Memorial Scholarship is open to Deaf or hard of hearing students in the Atlantic Provinces who are 21 years of age or younger. 

Amount: Varies based on total annual applications

Number Available: Varies

Deadline: May 1st annually

The DHH (Deaf or Hard of Hearing) Trust Fund, funded by the Interprovincial School Development Association (ISDA), is used for student bursaries, scholarships, and awards; research; and staff professional development. The DHH Trust Fund Committee determines the allocation of funds to qualified applicants. 

This award is renewable for a maximum of four years (three renewals up to a maximum of four years in total).

A maximum of $10,000 is available annually, including new awards each year plus renewals.


  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • 21 years of age or younger
    • Note: the age restriction does not apply to renewal years
  • Resident of one of the Atlantic provinces
  • Pursuing post-secondary studies

How to Apply

Selection of this scholarship is determined by the ISDA Committee. Selection consideration will be made based first on academic excellence; then considering degree of hearing levels. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible. Successful applicants will be notified in writing. Payment will be made once all requirements are met.

Return completed applications to:

Administrative Assistant, DHH Programs

5940 South Street, Halifax, NS B3H 1S6

Fax: 902-424-1369


Contact Information

Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA)

5940 South Street

Halifax, NS B3H 1S6

Telephone: 902-424-8500

Fax: 902-423-8700


See Also

Source(s): the APSEA Scholarships and Financial Aid webpage and the DHH Trust Fund Guidelines, Application and Approval Form PDF


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Last Updated: 2023-01-06