The Scholarship

At, we’re able to create high-quality transcripts because our transcriptionists all have a healthy sense of hearing. But millions of people around the world are not so fortunate. That’s why with every order, we provide a month’s worth of hearing aid batteries to a recipient in a developing country.

The 2019–2020 essay topic

Write an essay between 500 and 750 words based on the following essay prompt:

If you woke up tomorrow with permanent hearing loss, what would be the biggest challenge you would face? How would you address that challenge?

The award

We award one $500 scholarship each year.


To be eligible for the scholarship, you must …


  • be a graduating high school senior or an undergraduate student in the United States (open to international students)

  • have maintained a cumulative GPA above 3.0 over the previous school year

  • provide permission to publish your essay and a photo of you on the blog

  • apply by noon (US Eastern time) on June 1, 2020