Hamilton Relay Now Accepting Applications for 2013 High School Scholarship Program
Georgia Relay, the free public service that enables people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking to place and receive calls via a standard telephone line, today announced that Hamilton Relay, its contracted telecommunications relay service provider, is now accepting applications for its 2013 High School Scholarship program. The program will award $500 to one graduating Georgia high school student who is deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or has difficulty speaking.
Established in 2010, the Hamilton Relay Scholarship Program is designed to support individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking in their post-secondary education. One scholarship is awarded annually in each of the states where Hamilton Relay is the contracted telecommunications relay service provider.
To be eligible for the 2013 Hamilton Relay Scholarship Program in Georgia, students must:
- Be a graduating high school student who is deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or has difficulty speaking
- Be a resident of Georgia
- Complete and submit an application, an essay under the topic of communication technology and a letter of recommendation
Applications are available online at www.HamiltonRelay.com and must be postmarked by March 1, 2013 to be considered eligible for selection. The winner will be chosen by the end of April and announced during the month of May.
The Hamilton Relay Scholarship Program is just one of several national programs made available by Hamilton Relay to honor individuals who are making a difference in their communities. In addition to the high school scholarships, Hamilton offers a $1,000 scholarship to an undergraduate student at each of the following schools: Gallaudet, California State University Northridge and the National Technical Institute of the Deaf. In May, Hamilton Relay will present the Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award to individuals who are hard of hearing, late-deafened or have difficulty speaking and who have served as a strong influence within their state, and in September, Hamilton Relay will recognize individuals through Hamilton’s Deaf Community Leader Award during National Deaf Awareness Week.
“We enjoy recognizing the individual leaders and talented students who are involved in our programs,” says Dixie Ziegler, vice president of Hamilton Relay. “Every year, more and more nominations and applications pour in, and the amount of support and community involvement is tremendous.”
For more information about any of Hamilton Relay’s scholarship and award opportunities, please visit www.hamiltonrelay.com. For more information about Georgia Relay and its services, please visit www.georgiarelay.org or call 1-866-787-6710.