The Utah Association of the Deaf, established in 1909, is one of the oldest state associations in the United States. Its first president was a woman, Elizabeth DeLong – and this was before women were granted the right to vote!
The UAD has a long list of accomplishments of which we are proud. The UAD was responsible for the establishment of the Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the Utah Interpreter Service, the Interpreting Training Program at Salt Lake Community College, the Utah Relay Service, and a bookstore with deaf and hard of hearing products. It supports organizations dealing with deaf children and young adults. The UAD Bulletin is published monthly with local news and informational articles.
Scholarship application for Deaf college/university students
Ned C. Wheeler Scholarship Foundation for the Deaf has scholarships available to Deaf students in college or university who demonstrate proof of hearing loss of 55Db or greater, GPA of 3.0 or higher, three years of residency in Utah, and more.
Download and fill out the application, which requires documentation such as audiogram, letters of reference, transcripts and the like before submission.