According to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, only 24% of persons in the U.S. who are deaf or hard of hearing are college graduates, compared to 39% of the hearing population. Put another way, deaf and hard of hearing students graduate college at a rate of only about 60% of their counterparts without hearing loss. With the importance of a quality postsecondary education growing year over year, those figures leave a lot of room for improvement.
Fortunately, there’s a wealth of excellent resources available to help college students with hearing loss succeed, many of which (like the scholarships listed below) can be applied to healthcare education. The purpose of this guide is to connect healthcare students who are deaf or hard of hearing to some of the best scholarships and resources available.