Naureen F. Collazo Scholarship Application

Thank you for your interest in the $1,000 Naureen F. Collazo Scholarship! This scholarship supports Deaf/hard of hearing high school seniors moving on to a full-time college/university program. It is in honor of Naureen Collazo – a Deaf woman who believed in the importance of education. Applicants that meet eligibility requirements may proceed to fill out the application form below.

  • Applicant Contact Information

  • Location and School

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Essay

  • An essay, one page in length or less, on the subject of “How to advocate for oneself to obtain preferred communication access.” Each essay may be submitted in writing or in ASL. The ASL version must include a written translation into English for publication purposes.
  • Youtube, Vimeo, or any other third party video hosting
  • Reference

    References should not be related to the student and can include individuals such as teacher, camp counselor, or employer. Each reference is required to submit a separate letter describing the applicant’s character and commitment to higher education.
  • Must be a Deaf or hard of hearing high school senior attending school in one of the following counties:
    • Pennsylvania counties
      • Bucks
      • Chester
      • Delaware
      • Montgomery
      • Philadelphia
    • New Jersey Counties
      • Burlington
      • Camden
      • Mercer
      • Salem
      • Gloucester
    • Delaware counties
      • New Castle

  • Must be graduating from high school in 2018 and entering college/university full-time in the summer or fall after graduation.

  • Submit the Application, including 2 reference letters

  • Submit an essay, one page in length or less, on the subject of “How to advocate for oneself to obtain preferred communication access.” Each essay may be submitted in writing or in ASL. The ASL version must include a written translation into English for publication purposes.