Congratulations to the 2019 Scholarship Recipients!
Jose Rodrigo Uresti
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
North Carolina A&T State University
The TDI Scholarship Program
TDI’s Communications Access Scholarship Program was set-up to encourage and reward graduating high school seniors who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened or deaf-blind propose volunteer activities in order to improve communication access with-in their communities.
Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.
TDI Scholars are well-rounded, bright students who not only excel academically, but are also actively involved in their communities and their schools. These students are passionate and service oriented, and demonstrate a sustained commitment to bettering their community.
TDI will award scholarships pf $2,500 or more (per award) to graduating Deaf or Hard of Hearing students who are planning to attend post-secondary school at either a technical college or university.
- Applicants must be grade 12 students graduating in 2020.
- Applicants must be committed to attending post-secondary school starting in Fall 2020.
- Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
- Current TDI board members and staff as well as their siblings, children, and grandchildren are not eligible for the Communications Access Scholarship Program
- Demonstrated record of volunteerism in the community in non-school sponsored activities.
- Participation in extracurricular school activities
- Demonstrated leadership skills
- Academic achievement
- Applicants must have the endorsement of their school guidance counselor.
To be considered for a TDI Scholarship, you must submit the following no later than:
FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020 -- 5pm EST
- Application form, activities summary, and statement of accuracy;
- Proof of acceptance at an academic, vocational or technical school for post-secondary studies;
- Letter of recommendation from volunteer organization;
- Most recent High School transcript (photocopy is acceptable for application);
- Grade 12 yearbook or graduation photo;
- Completion of Written or Video Essay that accompanies this application outlining your idea for people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened, or deaf-blind
- Describing how you will advocate for greater communication access, or
- Suggesting new communications technology that will provide greater access.