Training & Development Scholarship
Scholarships for the Hearing Impaired
Qualification level:
National Foundation for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Application Closing Date:


Training and development for Deaf, hard of hearing or hearing-able people.


Hearing applicants: to work for the benefit of Deaf and/or hard of hearing people in a professional and/or voluntary capacity

Deaf / hard of hearing applicants: can use the scholarship for own training / improvement / employment opportunities

What does it cover?

Course fees, books, interpreters, note-takers and extra educational material or tuition.

Individual applicants are required to:

be a New Zealand citizen or have permanent residency.

be taking up a course of study for employment that will benefit the Deaf and hard of hearing community OR

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.

How to apply:


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

Return application and supporting documents by closing date.

PDF Printable Version

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.
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 signed 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.

N.B. for legal reasons, this original evidence of bank account information MUST be posted in to our PO box, no scans or photocopies will be accepted