HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee Chapter National Convention Scholarship Award

The Hearing Loss Association of America – Sarasota/Manatee chapter announces the annual HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee National Convention Scholarship Award.  The Scholarship will be awarded to an individual who demonstrates in writing (by completion of the application process) a sincere educational interest in and commitment to sharing the mission of the Hearing Loss Association with others affected by hearing loss.   The Selection Committee will give priority consideration to an applicant who meets all the criteria as set forth in the application process AND who cannot afford to attend the HLAA convention without the assistance of this scholarship.

Scholarship Description

The scholarship will entitle the winner to a registration to the Hearing Loss Association of America convention in Salt Lake City, Utah from June 21-25, 2017.  The scholarship will also include a shared room at the convention hotel for three or four nights and round trip airfare or automobile travel expense between Florida and Salt Lake City.   The maximum value of the scholarship is $1,000.00. The winner is responsible for making all travel, hotel and convention registration arrangements. The winner is expected to attend the entire convention, which runs from Thursday morning through Saturday.  There are also some activities which take place on Wed afternoon and Sunday morning, but these are not mandatory.  It is advisable to reach the convention site by Wed noon as workshop activities begin Wednesday afternoon.  Additional details are contained in the application document attached.  Please read all sections carefully.


The applicant must be a current and active member in good standing of the Hearing Loss Association of America – Sarasota/Manatee chapter.   This award is for a first-time attendee at a national HLAA convention.  Attendees of previous conventions need not apply.

The deadline for receipt by the committee of the completed application is March 15, 2017.  For more information and/or to receive an application, please contact Patricia Lakey, Scholarship Committee Chair, at plakey59@yahoo.com




Be sure to take advantage of the $1,000 scholarship to the HLAA National Convention in June of 2017 which our chapter offers to members in good standing who have not attended a national convention before.

This scholarship covers all the basic expenses including registration, flight or car travel, and hotel expense based on shared occupancy.  This is a unique opportunity to learn more about your hearing loss, the HLAA organization, and what you can do to take your advocacy efforts to the next step.  Besides that, it is a fun experience guaranteed to make you want to return year after year.  The deadline to apply is March 15, 2017.