"Watch That Child"
The Travelers Protective Association of America established the TPA Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired in 1975 to provide financial aid to children and adults who suffer deafness or hearing impairment and who need assistance in obtaining mechanical devices, medical or specialized treatment or specialized education as well as speech classes, note takers, interpreters, etc. and in other areas of need that are directly related to hearing impairment.
The Trust is supported by gifts and bequests from members, individuals, local posts and divisions, businesses, foundations, other entities that make charitable contributions, and from the income earned on investments of Trust funds.
All contributions to the Trust regardless of source are tax deductible. As defined under the Internal Revenue Code, the Trust is entitled to exemption from federal income tax.
Persons who suffer deafness or hearing impairment may obtain an application for aid from the Trust at The Travelers Protective Association. Completed application must be returned to the Trust by March 1st each year. Trustees review all applications on file in April, notify recipients in May and scholarship checks are mailed after September 1st. Recipients may receive additional aid and must complete a new application for aid each time they seek additional aid.
Selection of recipients and amount of the scholarship awarded shall be decided upon by the majority of the Trustees meeting in April to review the applications. Applicants demonstrating the greatest financial need are given preference regardless of race, creed, age or sex. Distributions are made from the interest earned by Trust investments or gifts as designated by donor.The Trust has distributed $1,773,295.00 to 4,170 recipients since inception.
Download a Scholarship Trust Application
Applications are due by March 1st annually.
To receive an application for aid by mail, send your name and address to:
The Travelers Protective Association of America
3755 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63108-3476