Tuesday, July 5, 2011

College Scholarship

Georgia's Albany State University is giving a full scholarship to a worthy, deaf, incoming freshman this fall. The school's president, Everette Freeman, will bestow the award himself because it is named after him. In 1950, Freeman was born premature and with a hearing impairment in Washington, DC. He was tested at what was then Gallaudet College. His mother refused to get him a doctor recommended hearing aid. Instead, he learned to read lips. Freeman only began using a hearing aid when he became an adult. Students applying for the Everette J. Freeman Scholarship for the Hearing Impaired must not only have a hearing loss, he or she must be a Georgia resident, maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, and write an essay on how the hearing impairment serves as a motivation for achievement.