Apply for the TDI Scholarship
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 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 up to six (6) scholarships of $2,500 (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 2019.
- Applicants must be committed to attending post-secondary school starting in Fall 2019.
- 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 Access Communications 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:
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. CDT
- Application form, activities summary, and statement of accuracy (pages 3, 4, 5)
- 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.
EMAIL ANY ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENTS TO:
RECOGNITION OF SCHOLARSHIP DONORS