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Sertoma’s Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf, is the leading scholarship for hard of hearing or deaf students since the program’s inception in 1994. Students with clinically significant bilateral hearing loss, graduating from high school, or undergraduate students pursuing four-year college degrees in any discipline are eligible for the scholarship.


  • Must have a minimum 40dB bilateral hearing loss, as evidenced on audiogram by SRT & PTA scores.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree on a full-time basis at a college or university in the United States – graduate degrees, associates degrees, community colleges, and vocational programs do not qualify.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 un-weighted scale
    • High School senior – Cumulative GPA is for grades 9-11 and first semester for grade 12
    • College freshman – Cumulative GPA is all of high school and first semester of college
    • College sophomore or higher – Cumulative GPA for all college-level semesters completed
  • Deadline March 31st annually



Sertoma’s Communicative Disorders Scholarship, funded by the Sertoma Annual Fund, is for graduate students pursing advanced degrees in audiology or speech-language pathology from institutions in the U.S. These scholarships, worth $1,000 each, are awarded in the spring to help offset the cost of tuition, books and fees incurred during the following school year. Sertoma’s Communicative Disorders Scholarships provides more funds nationally for graduate level study in communicative disorders than any other single organization.


  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America
  • Must be pursuing a graduate level degree in speech language pathology and/or audiology at a college or university in the United States, accredited by ASHA’s Council on Academic Accreditation
  • Must have a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level course work. This must include the most recent Fall semester.
  • Deadline March 31st Annually


Questions regarding our scholarship programs should be directed to  Please include the name of the scholarship you inquiring about.

Each year, Sertoma raises funds to support our scholarships and other hearing health programs. Over the past ten years, the Annual Fund has provided over 800 scholarships, more than $1,000,000 in grants, and provided information to more than 300,000 individuals on how to protect their hearing. Sertoma provides more funds nationally for graduate students studying communicative disorders than any other single organization. If you would like to help donate to the Sertoma Annual Fund, click the link below. You can also fill out the form to the right for more information.