CHHA Scholarship Program

CHHA/CHHAF Scholarship ($1,000)

The CHHA/CHHAF Scholarship was established to offer financial assistance and recognition to hard of hearing and deafened students registered in a full time program at a recognized college or university, in any area of study, with the ultimate goal of obtaining a diploma or degree.

Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

The Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship was created in 2004 by the Algar family in memory of their father who was one of the founding members of CHHA and provided outstanding service for many years to the work of the association at the National, Chapter and Branch levels.  He received numerous awards on behalf of his advocacy for the hard of hearing and people with disabilities, including the Marilyn Dahl Award of Merit in 2002 and the President’s Award in 1996.

The Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship ($1,000)

This scholarship was created in 2007 by Dr. Doreen Laszlo to honour the commitment and work of her husband on behalf of hard of hearing people. Dr. Charles A. Laszlo was the founding President of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association and served on its Executive and Board of Directors in various capacities for 16 years. He also served as President of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People. Dr. Laszlo also served a six year term as the President of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Foundation.

The MED-EL Scholarship ($1,500)

This newest scholarship was created in 2013. In addition to the regular scholarship eligibility requirements, the applicant must use a cochlear implant (make of device is not applicable in the selection process) and be a member of CHHA when submitting the application.


Applications for these four scholarships will be accepted from any hard of hearing, deafened or oral deaf student registered in a full time program at any recognized post-secondary institution. Applications for the 2016 Scholarship Program are now being accepted. The deadline for applications is March 4, 2016 (3 pm EST).