Ned C. Wheeler Scholarship Foundation for the Deaf: 2019 Application
To be considered for the Ned C. Wheeler Scholarship Foundation for the Deaf, you must have a total GPA of 3.0 or higher and meet the minimum number of credit hours for the 2019-2020 academic year (12 credit hours for undergraduate, 9 credit hours graduate, or 6 credit hours for doctorate studies). All applicants must have a 55 dB hearing loss or greater in the better ear.

Completed applications and all supporting documentation are due by July 31, 2019. If you have any questions about the application or requirements, please contact Valerie Kinney, Secretary at VP: 801-784-6962 or Email:

To help you prepare to apply and collect the necessary documents, print this 2-page application overview. It includes all application requirements and information. Download here:

Applicant Information
Name of Applicant: *
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Complete Mailing Address:
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VP Number:
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Text Number:
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Email Address: *
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Which method of communication do you use most?
How did you learn about the Ned C. Wheeler Scholarship Foundation for the Deaf?
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Academic Information
Please list all high schools and colleges/universities you have addended since the 9th grade. Describe any extracurricular activities you have participated during this time. Please be as detailed as possible.
High Schools Attended (since 9th grade):
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Colleges and Universities Attended (if applicable):
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Extracurricular Activities:
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Employment Information:
List all employment for the past two years. Include name of employer, address, and employment dates.
Employment History:
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Financial Disclosure Information for the Upcoming Academic Year
List the estimated expenses you will have for the 2019-2020 academic year. Also describe the financial resources you already have available.
A. Tuition Cost:
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B. Books and Supplies:
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C. Room and Board:
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D. Transportation:
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E. Personal Expenses:
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F. Other Expenses (please specify):
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TOTAL EXPENSES (add A-F above):
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G. Name of all scholarships/grants and amount of each award:
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H. Amount anticipated from other sources (Pell grants, Vocational Rehab, etc.):
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I. Amount anticipated from parental or family support:
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J. Amount anticipated from personal earnings:
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TOTAL RESOURCES (add G-J above):
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TOTAL NEED: Deduct expenses (A-F) from resources (G-J):
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Supporting Documentation
All supporting documentation must be mailed (postmarked by July 31, 2019) to:

Valerie G. Kinney, Secretary
Ned C. Wheeler Scholarship Foundation for the Deaf
5320 South 4100 West
Roy, UT 84067-7727

The following Documentation is required:

1. Official Transcripts
High school transcripts required for college/university students
College transcripts required for master's or doctoral students (or returning college/university students)
**Unofficial transcripts taken from high school or college website will not be accepted**

2. An official fall 2019 enrollment schedule
You must meet the minimum number of credit hours for the 2019-2020 academic year:
12 credit hours for undergraduate
9 credit hours graduate
6 credit hours for doctorate studies

3. Verification of hearing loss
Submit an audiogram showing a hearing loss of 55 dB or greater in the better ear

4. Proof of full time, legal residency in Utah.
You must have maintained three (3) years of continuous Utah residency while registered as a resident student at high school or college (transcripts will show state of residency)

5. Two reference letters
Letters must be from people other than members of your family or friends
Letters must be on letterhead and signed/dated (less than three months old).
It is recommended that the reference letters focus on the student's educational background, community service, and/or leadership qualities. The letters are to be mailed or emailed directly by the reference person to the Foundation Secretary. Letters must be postmarked by July 31, 2019.

6. Personal Statement
Address the following three items, 50 to 100 words in length:
a. The name of college or university you are attending, and your chosen major
b. Outline your objectives in pursuing a degree and how you will serve the deaf community in the future
c. State why you need the scholarship money and how it will help you achieve your higher education goals.
**You have a choice of creating a 5-minute video for your personal statement. Contact the secretary before proceeding with the video.

7. Photograph of applicant (no larger than 2" x 3")

Submission of Application
The application form and all required documentation must be submitted or postmarked by July 31, 2019. Documentation may be handed directly to the Foundation Secretary, Valerie G. Kinney.

Applicants will be notified of decision no later than October 31, 2019. Awards will be distributed in January, after fall/winter semester transcripts are received directly from the registrar's office. Transcripts must meet application criteria. If no transcript is received by the end of January, the award will be withdrawn.

Please acknowledge each of the following statements prior to submitting this application.

I testify that the information contained on the application form, supporting documentation, and financial disclosure information, are as accurate as possible. *
I understand that I may be asked to come for a personal interview or agree to a VP interview. *
I understand that my application is not complete until all supporting documentation has been received. *
I grant permission for my photo to be used in news releases. *
I acknowledge that I will submit all required documentation by July 31, 2019 for this application to be complete. Any missing documents will disqualify me. (Type full name to sign application): *
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Date: *
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