National Foundation for the Deaf - Deaf Education Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

Determined on a case-by-case basis.

Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 March 2021

Opening Date: 1 February Closing Date: 31 March

Length of award

One Year

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

Scholarships are available for:

Courses held locally or internationally
Gathering resources
Fees for Conferences that benefit Deaf/Hearing Impaired people
Courses that equip hearing people to work with Deaf people
Interpreter training in NZ
Groups to provide training

Selection criteria

Individual applicants are required to:
* be a New Zealand citizen or have permanent residency.
* be deaf / hard of hearing (hearing loss 60dB or more in better ear) or have an Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
* submit ALL supporting documents, along with a fully completed application form by the closing dates, or your application will NOT be considered.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Successful applicants will be expected to provide written progress reports for NFD. If the reports are NOT submitted, no further applications for funds will be considered.

How do students apply?

Fully complete the application form below and ensure ALL supporting documents are attached
Return application and supporting documents by closing date.
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Download the printable form here, fill it out and upload it below
Ensure ALL supporting documents are attached
Return application and supporting documents by closing date.
Application Form
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How and when do students learn of the decision?

As soon as scholarships comittee have met.

Decision makers

The National Foundation for the Deaf Scholarships Committee.

History or background of award

The NFD Trust provides grants to support individuals undertaking further training which will assist their development and will be of benefit to New Zealanders with a hearing loss or who are deaf. Applications will also be considered from groups wishing to provide courses or training for a wider group of people, providing they will benefit the deaf and hard of hearing community.

Additional information

(Please note that this scholarship is not available for NFD or NFD Member Group staff training).

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

National Foundation for the Deaf
PO Box 37729, Parnell, Auckland 1151
0800 867 446
(09) 307 2923


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in April 2020.