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March 30, 2006

Gallaudet University seeks applicants for international scholarship

From: Gallaudet - USA - Mar 30, 2006

Gallaudet University seeks applicants for international scholarship

(WASHINGTON) Gallaudet University is offering a scholarship targeting international students from developing countries.

The World Deaf Leadership (WDL) Scholars Fund is an endowed scholarship funded by the Nippon Foundation in Tokyo, Japan. The submission deadline is May 1, 2006.

The purpose of the WDL Scholars Fund is to provide scholarships to Gallaudet students from developing nations. Gallaudet will select WDL Scholars who demonstrate the ability to be international leaders and make a significant contribution to their nation and possibly the world. The scholarship will cover tuition, room, board, and up to two internships in your country.

Recipients of this scholarship must be from developing nations and have a strong desire to return home. Those selected to participate in the program must also have a specific goal and project in mind. Applicants will be asked to articulate their goals and how they intend to achieve them. A student with specific ideas is more likely to be selected than someone who has only a vague vision of what might be done. The WDL Scholar will engage in a course of studies that coincides with their goal and project. To support students throughout their studies, students will work closely with a mentor of their choice.

Gallaudet University and the Nippon Foundation are committed to preparing Deaf individuals from developing nations to serve as leaders within their own countries and around the world.

To learn more about the program, or to download an application, visit