Scholarship Stories Category

You Must Know the Difference You Make for Students!

Your generous donations to Sertoma’s Annual Fund provide hardworking students with new opportunities and resources all over the country.

Why is the Annual Fund important? It turns the dreams of deserving students into a reality. Below are just a few of the remarkable stories that you have created.

“By awarding me with Sertoma’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden, which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school: learning. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and to give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goal just as you have helped me.” –Kiefer

“I plan to become an audiologist.

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Supporting Our Students and Communities

The Annual Fund supports Sertoma’s hearing health mission and heritage.  Each year, Sertoma Clubs and individual members raise funds from coast to coast to continue our mission of improving the quality of life today for those at risk or impacted by hearing loss through education and support.

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Sertoma Scholar Joins Organization to Give Back

Elizabeth Quinley, a 21-year-old, bright eyed scholar from Visalia, California, moved to Springfield, Missouri, to pursue her dream of helping others, and to achieve a higher education.

One of the biggest reasons Quinley moved to Springfield was because she had been selected to receive several scholarships, including three very special scholarships from Sertoma.

When Quinley was three-years-old, she was diagnosed with bilateral moderate mix hearing loss, and attended speech therapy shortly after.  At the age of four, she was provided with her first set of hearing aids, which allowed her to communicate and hear for the first time.

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