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!