Formerly the League for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the EAR Foundation


The Linda Cowden Memorial Scholarship

The Linda Cowden Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Linda who died in July 2004 following a courageous battle with cancer. She was the administrative assistant and liaison to area Deaf clubs for more than 10 years.

The Linda Cowden Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship of $1,000 that will be awarded to:

The Minnie Pearl Scholarship Program

The Minnie Pearl Scholarship is a four-year, undergraduate scholarship open to D/deaf and hard of hearing students who have been accepted to an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.  The Minnie Pearl Scholarship will pay up to $1,000 per year, for four years, for a maximum of $4,000 per person.  Scholarship recipients will receive $1,000 per year for four years, payable directly to the school, if a 3.0 cumulative grade point average is maintained. Bridges anticipates offering one scholarship per year.

Applicants to the Minnie Pearl Scholarship must meet all of the following criteria:

The Minnie Pearl Scholarship was established in 1986 with the help of Henry and Sarah Cannon (otherwise known as Minnie Pearl).

Please contact Tracy Smith with any questions at (615) 248-8828 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The 2014 deadline has passed. Applications are expected to be available for 2015 by December with a March deadline.

Other scholarship opportunities may be found on our Helpful Links page.