Tom Pinder Education Scholarship

Tom Pinder Education Scholarship

Deaf & Hear Alberta is proud to announce the Tom Pinder Education Scholarship, named for a long-time generous supporter, Tom Pinder.

Up to $2,000 will be awarded annually

Deaf & Hear Alberta is proud to announce the Tom Pinder Education Scholarship, named for a long-time generous supporter, Tom Pinder.  Up to $2,000 will be awarded annually to be applied to an educational program.  This scholarship can be used for a broad range of educational pursuits with a clear benefit to a Deaf or Hard of Hearing individual and the community as a whole.

The 2020 application window opens on March 2, 2020.  Inquiries can be directed to Danielle Smith at danielles@deafandhearalberta.ca or at 403-284-6202.

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • be Deaf or hard of hearing (with significant hearing loss) or use a cochlear implant;
  • be 18 years of age or older;
  • be a resident of Alberta for at least 1 year;
  • demonstrate a need for financial support, as determined by referral from a qualified agency or successful application for financial support (provided by Deaf & Hear Alberta).

Eligible educational programs and courses:

  • Alberta post-secondary or vocational institutions (tuition, tutoring, interpreting or captioning supports)
  • Specialized post-secondary programs for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals located outside of Alberta; subject to eligibility review by Deaf & Hear Alberta
  • Adult education courses and other training options (ASL instruction certification, tuition, interpreter training or upgrading); subject to eligibility review by Deaf & Hear Alberta

Application and selection process:

Qualified applicants are invited to complete, sign and submit the application form  and share their “story”, in 500 words or less, describing their situation, need for financial support, learning aspirations and the benefits to both themselves and their community.

The application deadline is the last Monday in May.  

Presentation at Deaf & Hear Alberta AGM: The scholarship will be awarded each year at Deaf & Hear Alberta’s Annual General Meeting.

For more information, contact Danielle Smith at danielles@deafandhearalberta.ca or 403-284-6202.