We recognize the importance of a quality education and are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals of a college degree. In addition to federal financial aid programs such as Pell Grant and Work Study, scholarships can be an important factor in funding your education at Gallaudet.
Scholarships are gift funds that are donated to the University by a variety of individuals and organizations. Recipients must be full-time, degree-seeking students. Scholarships are restricted based on donor requirements; most are based on academic performance.
The Financial Aid Office matches students with scholarship requirements. Awards vary with donations and donor restrictions. Eligible applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident who has an I-151, I-551, or I-551C (Permanent Resident Card). Applicants for scholarships should complete the FAFSA and IFAA. Applicants for financial aid are automatically considered and matched with these funds, and do not need to apply for individual scholarships.
Gallaudet's Merit-Based Scholarships are open to all undergraduate deaf and hard of hearing students whose scholastic and personal achievements are exemplary. These scholarships range in dollar value and are awarded for up to four years of study for first-time freshmen; 3 years of study for transfer students. All newly admitted students are automatically considered for these scholarships by the Admissions Office.
All Endowed Scholarships are awarded by the Financial Aid Office as part of your graduate or undergraduate application for financial aid.
Applicants for scholarships should complete the FAFSA and IFAA. Applicants for financial aid are automatically considered and matched with these funds, and do not need to apply for individual scholarships.
Potential Outside Scholarship Sources
The listing of Potential Outside Scholarship Sources is a compilation of scholarships for students with various disabilities. This is not an all-inclusive list, but will assist you in your search for other possible sources of money to fund your education.