Deaf Educational Scholarship


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



The applicant will be studying at a recognised post secondary institution.


There is no age limit.


What does it cover?

Course fees, books, interpreters, note-takers and extra tuition etc.


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.


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 the 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 the closing date.


Supporting documents required:

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

  • where there is an Auditory Processing Disorder, an official letter from a 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 the 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 to our PO box, no scans or photocopies will be accepted


Opening date: 1 February


Closing date: 31 March


Applicants will be notified of the progress of their application no later than two months after the closing date.

Please note, if you are successful with your application you will need to complete an accountability form. You can access the form here.

NFD Deaf Eduational Scholarship
Printable (PDF) Application Form
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