World Deaf Leadership

The Nippon Foundation

No WDL Scholarships will be given in the 2015-2016 academic year, so no applications are currently being accepted. Instead, the focus is on supporting current WDL Scholars at Gallaudet.

World Deaf Leadership Fund

The World Deaf Leadership (WDL) Scholarship is an endowed scholarship funded by the Nippon Foundation, Tokyo, Japan. The purpose of the WDL Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarships to Gallaudet students with financial need from developing nations. Gallaudet will select WDL Scholars who demonstrate the ability to become international leaders and make significant contributions to their nation and possibly the world. The scholarship will cover tuition, room, board, and an internship abroad.

Do you want to get a degree from Gallaudet University? Do you want to help deaf people all over the world? If you do, the WDL Scholarship is perfect for you! 

If you are interested in getting the scholarship, you must first complete the application process. It is important to include your ideas for a project aimed towards helping deaf people in your home country. Once you have gathered all the required materials for the application, you must put them together and send the completed application to Gallaudet, where a committee of faculty and administrators will review it and decide if you are qualified to become the next World Deaf leadership Scholar to come study, learn, and achieve your project goals.

As you study, you will have a mentor who will work with you every step of the way. You will also have the opportunity to complete in an internship in your home country. When you graduate from Gallaudet with your diploma, you must return home and begin working to improve the lives of deaf people there through education, government activism, and working with different people in their communities and their homes so that together, you can change lives.

WDL Scholars

 Hanan Aly Hanan Aly 2013
 Thuy Tien Nguymen Thuy Tien Nguymen 2013
WDL Face Ke Hu Ke Hu 2012
WDL Face Anna Arces Anna Arces 2012
WDL Face Arjun Shrestha Arjun Shrestha 2011
WDL Face Vee Yee Chong Anthony Chong 2011
Benjamin Dana Diara Benajmin Dana Diara 2010
Krishneer Sen Krishneer Sen 2009
Namiraa Balyinnyam Namiraa Baljinnyam 2008
Jacob Ireri Jacob Ireri 2007
Jiayi Zhou Jiayi Zhou 2007
Rian Gayle Rian Gayle 2005
Kaneng Rose Kwandi Kaneng Rose Kwandi 2004
Nickson O. Kakiri Nickson O. Kakiri 2003
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