A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
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Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Charles Reilly, Ph.D.Executive Director
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Name: Jessica Nortey
Field of Study: Accounting
My name is Jessica Nortey, and I come from Accra, Ghana, in West Africa. I was born deaf. Attending Gallaudet University has been my big dream since I was in high school.
I first enrolled at Gallaudet as an international undergraduate student in the fall of 2012 and I am expecting to graduate in May 2016. Currently I am a junior majoring in accounting. I have also been active in the Gallaudet Dance Company.
My immediate goals are to get an accounting internship and earn my degree. After graduation, I would like to provide help and support for the deaf Ghanaian community to show the public that deaf people can do anything successfully.
My Sasakawa International Scholarship through the Nippon Foundation has provided me with the opportunity to pay for my education at Gallaudet. Without it, this would not have been possible. My heart is truly full of gratitude for what the Sasakawa International Scholarship has given me. I am thankful for their thoughtfulness and consideration.
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