2016-2017 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scholarship

February 1, 2018

When Miranda Scott was 18 months old, her parents found out she was deaf. Although she cannot hear in her right ear, with a hearing aid, she can hear around 50% of sound in her left.

For now, Miranda focuses on enjoying the sounds she can hear, as audiologists believe she will eventually become deaf in both ears.

Miranda is currently attending the University of North Florida, and with the help of Sertoma’s scholarship is obtaining a degree in Psychology. She is expected to graduate in May of 2021 and intends to use her education and skills for the greater good.

“My biggest goal is to help deaf individuals with their needs,” Miranda said. “I want to help people be heard, and I want to inspire them to pursue their dreams.”

Sertoma’s scholarship will assist Miranda with the cost of her tuition, which will alleviate a great deal of financial stress.

“To the donors, thank you for making this scholarship possible,” she concluded. “You are helping many people succeed, and this is what students just like me need.”

If you’d like to help more students like Miranda pursue their dreams and education, make a donation to Sertoma’s Annual Fund today!


  • Arnold Blair says:

    Please contact me concerning programs to help pay for hearing aids for low income and elderly persons on Medicare/Medicare in KY.

    • Merritt Whitley says:

      Hi Arnold,

      Absolutely. Please click the link below to explore a variety of state and national resources. (Kentucky is included in this list!)

      If these resources are unable to help, you can also explore the Hearing Aid Project by using the links at the top of the homepage. This program specifically assists low income individuals.

      We hope you find this information helpful. Please let us know if you have questions.

      Sertoma Inc.

  • Zacharia Masanja says:

    May the Lord bless all those who help their fellow human being who cannot help themselves and all the blessings to Sertoma team and their sponsors,

  • Thomas G. Webb says:

    So what say you ?

  • Thomas G. Webb says:

    So what is it going to be – Deaf or Hard of Hearing ?
    It is time for Sertoma and a lot of others to get this sorted out as we (the fund generators) all need clarity in what we are doing and why. It is time to knock off the generalities and get on with it !!!

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