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    Help America Hear Scholarship

    Offered by Help America Hear

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 12, 2024
    10 awards worth

    $4,000

    Grade level

    High School Senior

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    April 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a college-bound high school senior in the U.S. who experiences hearing loss? If so, you may be eligible for the Help America Hear Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $4,000 and hearing aids to help ten students with hearing loss “reach their full potential by giving them a financial boost and the gift of sound.” To apply, interested students must submit a 500-1,500-word essay about their experiences with hearing impairment and their goals for the future. If you’re a college-bound high schooler who experiences hearing loss, we encourage you to apply. Keep on reading to learn more!

    About Help America Hear

    Help America Hear was established in 2004 as Foundation for Sight & Sound. The initial mission was to raise money to grant to other not-for-profits. The grants were used to start or continue projects that positively impacted individuals' lives in the “vision & hearing communities.” After careful consideration, in 2018, the Board of Directors determined it was becoming difficult to focus and provide adequate assistance for two different communities. A path was chosen to enable the organization to utilize the most viable partnerships and resources that provided direct results for the programs. In March 2019, Help America Hear Inc. was legally recognized as a New York State registered 501c3 not-for-profit charitable organization. Their mission is to provide hearing aids through an application process to qualified individuals with limited financial resources who cannot obtain them independently and a scholarship to help fund educational opportunities.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Other Category

    Disability

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must have hearing loss.

    Application information

    In order to apply, interested students must submit the below application materials and a copy of their most recent hearing instruments evaluation, a photo of themselves, and a signed HIPAA form.

    500-1,500-word essay

    Proof of enrollment

    Letters of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

    The Help America Hear Scholarship winner will be announced: June 2024.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Help America Hear at [email protected].

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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