Sertoma’s Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf

Sertoma’s Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf, is the leading scholarship for hard of hearing or deaf students since the program’s inception in 1994. Students with clinically significant bilateral hearing loss, graduating from high school, or undergraduate students pursuing four-year college degrees in any discipline are eligible for the scholarship.


  • Must have a minimum 40dB bilateral hearing loss, as evidenced on audiogram by an SRT & PTA of 40dB or greater in both ears
  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America
  • Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree on a full-time basis at a college or university in the United States – graduate degrees, associates degrees, community colleges, and vocational programs do not qualify.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 un-weighted scale
  • High School senior – Cumulative GPA is for grades 9-11 and first semester for grade 12
  • College freshman – Cumulative GPA is all of high school and first semester of college
  • College sophomore or higher – Cumulative GPA for all college-level semesters completed

Required Materials

  1. Two letters of recommendation
  2. High School and/or College Transcript – transcript must be from school but does not have to be official. The school name, applicant’s name, and GPA must be printed on the transcript. Show conversion if GPA is documented on scale other than 4.0. College freshmen must include high school and college transcripts.
  3. Recent audiogram from a hearing health professional (must not be any older than two years). Hearing loss on application must be verifiable from audiogram.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by June 30th of each year. We only notify recipients; students who do not receive a notification were not awarded a scholarship. We cannot send out lists of recipients to those who do not receive a scholarship.