The George Bateman Memorial Scholarship is available to deaf or hard of hearing students 21 years of age or younger, pursuing undergraduate studies.
Amount: Up to $1000
Number Available: Varies
Deadline: May 1st (annually) (further selection may be considered in October)
The DHH Trust Fund is used for student bursaries, scholarships, and awards; research; and staff professional development. The Interprovincial School Development Committee (ISDA) meets twice per year to determine the allocation of funds to qualified applicants. The Committee follows specific criteria, as outlined in the Guidelines for Awarding Bursaries, Scholarships and Research Grants document, to determine eligibility and distribution of funds.
Selection criteria include:
- Academic excellence
- Consideration of degree of hearing loss
- Demonstration of financial need
The George Bateman Scholarship is for a student who is deaf or hard of hearing 21 years of age or less, pursuing undergraduate studies. This award is renewable for a maximum of four years (three renewals up to a maximum of four years in total). The age restriction of 21 years does not apply in the renewal years.
The first consideration in granting this award, in honor of George Bateman who was principal of the Halifax School for the Deaf from 1918 to 1939, is academic excellence.
How to Apply
Application forms are available here.
Documents that must be attached:
- Transcript of studies currently being completed. Note: If official transcript is not available at the time of mailing, please indicate unofficial marks or first term marks and follow with official transcript as soon as it is available.
- A copy of your most recent audiogram is required
- Three letters of reference
- one other
First-time applications should be made on the form Interprovincial School Development Association – George Bateman Memorial Scholarship Application for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
Renewal applications should be made on the form Interprovincial School Development Association – George Bateman Memorial Scholarship Renewal Application for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
Programs for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority
5940 South Street
Halifax, NS B3H 1S6
Telephone: 902-424-8500 (Voice/TTY)
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