NFD Deaf Educational Scholarship
Scholarships for the Hearing Impaired
Qualification level:
National Foundation for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Application Closing Date:
31 March 2020

The NFD scholarships is for either hearing impaired persons or hearing-abled persons wanting to work in the sector (e.g. training to become NZSL interpreters), with a focus that the training provided, is of benefit to the deaf and hard of hearing communities.

To support persons who are deaf or hard of hearing with their studies at a tertiary level.

  • 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 specified below, or your application will NOT be considered.

Information and application forms for all of the following are available from phone 0800 867 446 

How to apply

  1. Online

    1. Fully complete the application form below and ensure ALL supporting documents are attached

    2. Return application and supporting documents by closing date.

  2. PDF Printable Version

    1. Download the printable form here, fill it out and upload it below

    2. Ensure ALL supporting documents are attached

    3. Return application and supporting documents by closing date.

Supporting documents required:

  • where there is a hearing loss, an audiogram report or official letter from physician or audiologist

  • where there is an Auditory Processing Disorder, an official letter from physician or audiologist confirming the diagnosis of APD

  • minimum of 2 recent references (issued within the last 12 months) in support of applicant/s (requests by applicant to email or phone the referees not accepted)

  • course outline

  • summary of qualifications held and record of learning

  • accountability report for ANY previous funding received from the NFD Trust

  • ORIGINAL pre-printed bank deposit slip or bank statement showing the official name and account number of applicant (handwritten copies not accepted) which has been officially date stamped and signed by bank staff.