Scholarships

Scholarships

The CHHA Scholarship Program is Now Open!

Please visit our application page to begin your scholarship application for the 2024 academic year. Before completing the application, please read the POLICY AND REQUIREMENTS guidelines below. The deadline for applications is on or before April 12, 2024.

About the CHHA Scholarship Program

For 20 years, the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship Program has been helping students with hearing loss attend post-secondary schooling and meet their educational goals. It is supported by donations from Doreen Laszlo (spouse of Dr. Charles Laszlo), the Estate of Helen Allen Stacey and CHHA Networks such as CHHA-North Shore, CHHA-NL and CHHA-YAN.

If you have questions about the CHHA Scholarship Program, please contact the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association.

CHHA National Office
75 Albert Street
Suite 901
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5E7
Voice: 613-526-1584
E-mail: scholarship@chha.ca

Helen Allen Stacey Scholarship ($1,500)

Created in 2022 in memory of Helen Allen Stacey. This scholarship is for students in any of the following fields: Early Childhood Education, Personal Support Worker, Nursing, Medicine, or Journalism. It is renewable for up to 3 years, contingent upon satisfactory grades.

Young Adults Network Scholarships ($1,000)

These scholarships are directed to students who want to continue their education. Two scholarships will be awarded each year. It is available to students who are:
a) returning from employment to finish their diploma
b) completing an additional degree in a professional program
OR
c) completing a graduate program.

Carrell Hearn Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

This scholarship is offered by CHHA-North Shore in memory of Carrell Hearn. She was a resident of West Vancouver, BC and a long-time member. She passed away in 2014 at the age of 105 and was a generous supporter of CHHA-North Shore as well as several other local North Shore charities.

Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

Created in 2004 by the Algar family in memory of their father who was one of the founding members of CHHA. He provided outstanding service for many years and received numerous awards for his advocacy for the hard of hearing and people with disabilities.

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

Generated by Dr. Doreen Laszlo to honour the commitment and work of her husband on behalf of hard of hearing people. He 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.

Susan Brown Memorial Scholarship ($2,000)

Awarded to a deserving student in memory of Susan Brown, Chairperson of the CHHA-NL Families Resource Group. This scholarship is offered to students entering their first year of a full-time program in any area of study.

Please visit our application page to begin your scholarship application for the 2024 academic year. The deadline for applications is on or before April 12, 2024.

  1. Applicants to this Scholarship Program must be either hard of hearing, deafened, or oral deaf. Support documentation is required. The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) generally accept the following terms:
    hard of hearing
    a person with any level of hearing loss, from mild to profound, whose primary method of communication is the spoken language
    deafened
    a person with a profound level of hearing loss acquired in adulthood (hearing loss occurred after learning oral communication)
    oral deaf
    a person with a profound level of hearing loss, occurring congenitally or with an onset early in life, whose primary method of communication is the spoken language.
  2. Students must be enrolled or planning to register for the fall semester in a full-time program as a first-time, returning, or mature student at a recognized post-secondary College or University.
  3. Previous scholarship winners can apply in successive years however they cannot receive the same scholarship more than once.
  4. An applicant must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident/landed immigrant, Convention refugee or protected person living in Canada, as defined in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  5. Mature students will need to submit either transcript(s) for the past 3 years of most recent study or a minimum of 1 academic transcript and a statement (500 words or less) identifying the reason for the discontinuity and why they are returning to school.
  6. Field of study, year of the program, and location of residence may be a factor in the selection process for some scholarships.
  7. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible after the selection has been made.
  8. The committee’s decision is final for all scholarships.

2023 Recipients

Helen Allen Stacey Scholarship: Ava Majernik, Ontario (1st year recipient) & Sarah Madeyski, Alberta (2nd year recipient)
Young Adults Network Scholarships:  Melissa Scalzo, Ontario & Jeanne Moreau, Quebec
Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Sofia Hasan, Alberta
Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Kariym Joachim, Ontario
Carrell Hearn Memorial Scholarship: Colvin Wong, British Columbia
Susan Brown Memorial Scholarship: Maria Suzan Raj, Alberta

Past Recipients

2022

  • Helen Allen Stacey Scholarship: Sarah Madeyski
  • Young Adults Network Scholarships:
    Iman Farooqi & Emily Rafuse
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship:  Catherine Dumé
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship:  Christophe Devos
  • Carrell Hearn Memorial Scholarship:  Lauren Wright
  • Susan Brown Memorial Scholarship:  Nolan Philp

2021

  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship:  Gemma Greco
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship:  Campbell Laidlaw
  • Carrell Hearn Memorial Scholarship:  Christopher Devos
  • Susan Brown Memorial Scholarship:  Olivia Pero

2020

  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship:  Kaelan Fulford
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship:  Jamie Sassi
  • Carrell Hearn Memorial Scholarship:  Fiona Wilson
  • Susan Brown Memorial Scholarship:  Sici Aneca Su

2019

  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Jamie Sassi
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Aidan Medinic
  • Carrell Hearn Memorial Scholarship: Laura Harris
  • Susan Brown Memorial Scholarship: Julianna Vieveen

2018

  • Carrell Hearn Memorial Scholarship: Marco Chiaramonte
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Emma Logan
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Bradley Clarke

2017

  • CHHA/CHHA Foundation Scholarship: Jamie Sassi
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Ryan Shartau
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Frédérika Bélec

2016

  • CHHA/CHHA Foundation Scholarship: Angus Robertson
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Rebecca Wallace
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Michelle Edwards
  • MED-EL Scholarship: Kristin Piche

2015

  • CHHA/CHHA Foundation Scholarship: Liam Arason
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Breanna van der Starren
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Jesse Kazemir
  • MED-EL Scholarship: Nicholas Wolf

2014

  • CHHA/CHHA Foundation Scholarship: Rachel Jordan
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Trevor Kezwer
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Matt Friesen
  • MED-EL Scholarship: Marie-Andrée Boivin

2013

  • CHHA/CHHA Foundation Scholarship: Sebastien Chiasson
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Jesse Kazemir
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Alyssa Kavanaugh
  • MED-EL Scholarship: Hannah Brown

2012

  • CHHA/CHHA Foundation Scholarship: Shoshana Erlich
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Deborah Ann Scott
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Elissa Robb

2011

  • CHHA/CHHA Foundation Scholarship: Marina Opitz
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Kathleen Ann Fink
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Michael (Alasdair) Cumming

2010

  • CHHA/CHHA Foundation Scholarship: Mark Sherwood
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Kristin Ramsey
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Sarah Hajjar

2009

  • CHHA/CHHA Foundation Scholarship: C J Dalton
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Elizabeth Mary Cherniak
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Monique Guterres

2008

  • CHHA/CHHA Foundation Scholarship: Erika Breen
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Dailaan Shaffer
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Victor Wong

2007

  • CHHA Scholarship: Jessica Dunkley
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Lauren Sherwood

2006

  • CHHA Scholarship: Rosalind Ho
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Lorin MacDonald

2005

  • CHHA Scholarship: Tristan Treasure
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Simone Fortier

2004

  • CHHA Scholarship: Claudine Goulet
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Ainsley Latour

2003

  • CHHA Scholarship: Alison Graham
+ Available Scholarships

Helen Allen Stacey Scholarship ($1,500)

Created in 2022 in memory of Helen Allen Stacey. This scholarship is for students in any of the following fields: Early Childhood Education, Personal Support Worker, Nursing, Medicine, or Journalism. It is renewable for up to 3 years, contingent upon satisfactory grades.

Young Adults Network Scholarships ($1,000)

These scholarships are directed to students who want to continue their education. Two scholarships will be awarded each year. It is available to students who are:
a) returning from employment to finish their diploma
b) completing an additional degree in a professional program
OR
c) completing a graduate program.

Carrell Hearn Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

This scholarship is offered by CHHA-North Shore in memory of Carrell Hearn. She was a resident of West Vancouver, BC and a long-time member. She passed away in 2014 at the age of 105 and was a generous supporter of CHHA-North Shore as well as several other local North Shore charities.

Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

Created in 2004 by the Algar family in memory of their father who was one of the founding members of CHHA. He provided outstanding service for many years and received numerous awards for his advocacy for the hard of hearing and people with disabilities.

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

Generated by Dr. Doreen Laszlo to honour the commitment and work of her husband on behalf of hard of hearing people. He 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.

Susan Brown Memorial Scholarship ($2,000)

Awarded to a deserving student in memory of Susan Brown, Chairperson of the CHHA-NL Families Resource Group. This scholarship is offered to students entering their first year of a full-time program in any area of study.

Please visit our application page to begin your scholarship application for the 2024 academic year. The deadline for applications is on or before April 12, 2024.

+ Policy and Requirements
  1. Applicants to this Scholarship Program must be either hard of hearing, deafened, or oral deaf. Support documentation is required. The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) generally accept the following terms:
    hard of hearing
    a person with any level of hearing loss, from mild to profound, whose primary method of communication is the spoken language
    deafened
    a person with a profound level of hearing loss acquired in adulthood (hearing loss occurred after learning oral communication)
    oral deaf
    a person with a profound level of hearing loss, occurring congenitally or with an onset early in life, whose primary method of communication is the spoken language.
  2. Students must be enrolled or planning to register for the fall semester in a full-time program as a first-time, returning, or mature student at a recognized post-secondary College or University.
  3. Previous scholarship winners can apply in successive years however they cannot receive the same scholarship more than once.
  4. An applicant must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident/landed immigrant, Convention refugee or protected person living in Canada, as defined in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  5. Mature students will need to submit either transcript(s) for the past 3 years of most recent study or a minimum of 1 academic transcript and a statement (500 words or less) identifying the reason for the discontinuity and why they are returning to school.
  6. Field of study, year of the program, and location of residence may be a factor in the selection process for some scholarships.
  7. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible after the selection has been made.
  8. The committee’s decision is final for all scholarships.
+ Current & Past Recipients

2023 Recipients

Helen Allen Stacey Scholarship: Ava Majernik, Ontario (1st year recipient) & Sarah Madeyski, Alberta (2nd year recipient)
Young Adults Network Scholarships:  Melissa Scalzo, Ontario & Jeanne Moreau, Quebec
Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Sofia Hasan, Alberta
Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Kariym Joachim, Ontario
Carrell Hearn Memorial Scholarship: Colvin Wong, British Columbia
Susan Brown Memorial Scholarship: Maria Suzan Raj, Alberta

Past Recipients

2022

  • Helen Allen Stacey Scholarship: Sarah Madeyski
  • Young Adults Network Scholarships:
    Iman Farooqi & Emily Rafuse
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship:  Catherine Dumé
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship:  Christophe Devos
  • Carrell Hearn Memorial Scholarship:  Lauren Wright
  • Susan Brown Memorial Scholarship:  Nolan Philp

2021

  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship:  Gemma Greco
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship:  Campbell Laidlaw
  • Carrell Hearn Memorial Scholarship:  Christopher Devos
  • Susan Brown Memorial Scholarship:  Olivia Pero

2020

  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship:  Kaelan Fulford
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship:  Jamie Sassi
  • Carrell Hearn Memorial Scholarship:  Fiona Wilson
  • Susan Brown Memorial Scholarship:  Sici Aneca Su

2019

  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Jamie Sassi
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Aidan Medinic
  • Carrell Hearn Memorial Scholarship: Laura Harris
  • Susan Brown Memorial Scholarship: Julianna Vieveen

2018

  • Carrell Hearn Memorial Scholarship: Marco Chiaramonte
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Emma Logan
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Bradley Clarke

2017

  • CHHA/CHHA Foundation Scholarship: Jamie Sassi
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Ryan Shartau
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Frédérika Bélec

2016

  • CHHA/CHHA Foundation Scholarship: Angus Robertson
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Rebecca Wallace
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Michelle Edwards
  • MED-EL Scholarship: Kristin Piche

2015

  • CHHA/CHHA Foundation Scholarship: Liam Arason
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Breanna van der Starren
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Jesse Kazemir
  • MED-EL Scholarship: Nicholas Wolf

2014

  • CHHA/CHHA Foundation Scholarship: Rachel Jordan
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Trevor Kezwer
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Matt Friesen
  • MED-EL Scholarship: Marie-Andrée Boivin

2013

  • CHHA/CHHA Foundation Scholarship: Sebastien Chiasson
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Jesse Kazemir
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Alyssa Kavanaugh
  • MED-EL Scholarship: Hannah Brown

2012

  • CHHA/CHHA Foundation Scholarship: Shoshana Erlich
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Deborah Ann Scott
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Elissa Robb

2011

  • CHHA/CHHA Foundation Scholarship: Marina Opitz
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Kathleen Ann Fink
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Michael (Alasdair) Cumming

2010

  • CHHA/CHHA Foundation Scholarship: Mark Sherwood
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Kristin Ramsey
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Sarah Hajjar

2009

  • CHHA/CHHA Foundation Scholarship: C J Dalton
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Elizabeth Mary Cherniak
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Monique Guterres

2008

  • CHHA/CHHA Foundation Scholarship: Erika Breen
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Dailaan Shaffer
  • Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship: Victor Wong

2007

  • CHHA Scholarship: Jessica Dunkley
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Lauren Sherwood

2006

  • CHHA Scholarship: Rosalind Ho
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Lorin MacDonald

2005

  • CHHA Scholarship: Tristan Treasure
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Simone Fortier

2004

  • CHHA Scholarship: Claudine Goulet
  • Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship: Ainsley Latour

2003

  • CHHA Scholarship: Alison Graham