Brampton students win scholarships for the deaf and hard of hearing


Published September 22, 2022 at 11:50 am

Two university students from Brampton have won $3,000 scholarships to help break down the financial barriers to education for the deaf and hearing impaired.

Canadian Hearing Services (CHS) has awarded 23 scholarships to deaf and hard of hearing post-secondary students, including Ishi Madan and Luca Scalzo from Brampton.

Both students attend York University. Madan is from Brampton and is entering their second year of the Business Administration Program, and Scalzo is in the Political Science program.

CHS says the scholarship allows deaf and hard of hearing students across Canada to pursue their academic dreams.

“Our scholarship winners have demonstrated extraordinary resilience, a strong passion for learning and are truly deserving of these life-changing scholarships,” said Julia Dumanian, president and CEO of Canadian Hearing Services.

Scholarship recipients are chosen by a committee of deaf, hard of hearing and hearing business leaders and academics.

All applicants must meet criteria such as community service hours earned, letters of reference and an essay detailing how the scholarship will help transform their future.

2022 marks the sixth year the scholarship has been available, and the second year in a row CHS has awarded a record-setting number of scholarships.

Eligible students are guaranteed full-time scholarships of $3,000 a year for up to four years.

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