Changes in The Deaf Dream scholarships due to COVID expenses
Hello everyone -
I wanted to inform you of the current situation with The Deaf Dream scholarships. (And about Victoria's good news, see the video below!)
With extra costs due to COVID changes (PPE and quarantine costs, additional semesters, government requirements changed, etc.), we will not be giving out any new scholarships this year. Please continue to invite students to apply but let them know there will be a delay in awarding scholarships.
Your recent donations this last year have truly been a Godsend and we should have enough to finish out the degrees of each of the students. (Your prayers are welcome!)
Please know that I always make sure to set aside more than enough for each student's degree at the start of their studies but we have had some big setbacks the last couple of months with a couple of country governments now requiring additional semesters to graduate due to COVID interruptions.
Again, thank you to those of you who have "happened" to donate during this time. I do not believe in coincidences so thank you!
On a happier note, Victoria was selected by Dr. Lissa Ramirez-Stapleton to receive 25 copies of their book about the Black Deaf Community! (Fun fact: Lissa is a fellow Semester at Sea alumna! :) ) Victoria sent a thank you video to Lissa that I know you all would enjoy!
Destiny Yarbro Founder & CEO www.thedeafdream.org