Creating opportunities for higher education is a priority for Virginia Relay and our CapTel service provider, Hamilton Relay. The Hamilton Relay Scholarship was established to support students who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking, in their post-secondary education. One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school student in each state where Hamilton is a contracted service provider.

If you know a deserving Virginia high school senior who is deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or has difficulty speaking, applications for this year’s scholarship are now being accepted. All candidates are required to submit an application, write an essay on the topic of communication technology and provide a letter of recommendation in order to qualify. Applications are available online here.

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 30, and all applications must be postmarked by that date. The scholarship winner will be announced on or before April 30. Any questions about the Hamilton Relay Scholarship Program can be directed to Marta Cagle, the Virginia Relay CapTel Outreach Coordinator.

Virginia Relay’s contracted CapTel service provider, Hamilton Relay, is currently accepting nominations for the 2012 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award. The award will recognize one individual who is hard of hearing, late deafened or has difficulty speaking and who has been a positive influence in Virginia, demonstrating commitment to advocacy, leadership and enhancing the lives of those around them. The winner will be announced in May, in honor of Better Hearing and Speech Month.

To submit a nomination, please complete the questionnaire to provide information about your candidate, including a brief description of why you feel he or she is deserving of the 2012 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award. Click here to download the questionnaire.

Send your completed questionnaire to Marta Cagle, Virginia Relay’s CapTel Outreach Coordinator. All nominations must be submitted by Monday, March 12.