What qualifications does an individual need to meet in order to be considered for this program?

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Proof of hearing loss (copy of audiogram)
  • Undergraduate degree (official transcript) or 1 year of college and 3 years of human service experiences
  • Have access to a computer and internet
  • Must have moderate to good general computer skills
  • Must have a mastery of Microsoft Word

Application materials:

  • Copy of audiogram
  • Transcript
  • Letter of Interest in the program (see below)
  • Three letters of recommendation

Completed the Center for Continuing Online Education (CCOE) application process. Please Click Here and submit online with $75 registration fee).

Please include the following in your Letter of Interest:

  • Why you are motivated to participate in the program
  • Previous experience with leadership, service, and mentoring
  • How and where you will apply the mentoring skills acquired after completing the program
  • The amount of time you will be able to put toward this training program and consequently, to mentoring once the program is completed
  • Your commitment to completing the entire program once you are accepted

What is the deadline for applying?

July 15, 2021 for the 2021-2023 class.

When would the program start?

The Opening Seminar will be held on the afternoon of Friday August 27th, Saturday August 28th, and the morning of Sunday August 29th, 2021 at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.

Program Costs

Individuals can expect to pay for travel, lodging, and food costs to attend the mandatory initial and final on-site seminars, as well as for the initial, non-refundable $75 registration fee. Please email peer.mentoring@gallaudet.edu with any additional questions.