T.A.P.E.D. has a long history of providing scholarships to deserving high school seniors and individuals interested in pursuing degrees in the field of deaf education and interpreting. Since 1985 T.A.P.E.D. has awarded more than $70,000 in scholarships supported by membership dues and fund raising efforts.  The following is a list of scholarship recipients since 2008.

Lexi Hill Sha Cowan Scholarship
Jose Uresti Gary Curtis Scholarship
Leila Sicoli Dorinne Cunningham Scholarship
Stephanie Sizemore TAPED Student Scholarship
Jaqueline Bonilla TAPED Student Scholarship
Savannah Jackson TAPED Teacher Scholarship
Taelar Bowman Sha Cowan Scholarship
Patricia Bullard TAPED Scholarship
Gabriel Gomez Gary Curtis Scholarship
Kylea Styne Cheryl Ferguson Scholarship
Tammy Wilson Dorinne Cunningham Scholarship
Shannon Groce TAPED Teacher Scholarship
Amy Lavin TAPED Interpreter Scholarship
Deanna Draper TAPED Teacher Scholarship
Kameron Kinast Sha Cowan Scholarship
Kenzi Suey Dorinne Cunningham Scholarship
Tatum Wiechman Gary Curtis Scholarship 
Efren Flores Dorinne Cunningham Student Scholarship
Juan Garcia Gary Curtis Student Scholarship
Garrett Whitaker Katherine Neely Student Scholarship
Alexis Villarreal Sha Cowam Student Scholarship
Oscar De La Torres T.A.P.E.D. Student Scholarship
Roxanne Zech T.A.P.E.D. Teacher Scholarship
Rebekah Kuhlman  Dorinne Cunningham Student Scholarship
Jaramiah Rosalez Gary Curtis Student Scholarship
Esmeralda Garcia Katherine Neely Student Scholarship
Molly Brummett Sha Cowan Student Scholarship
Linda Castro T.A.P.E.D. Student Scholarship
Kelsey Rohr T.A.P.E.D. Teacher Scholarship
Ashley White T.A.P.E.D. Teacher Scholarship
Margaret Teague Dorine Cunningham Student Scholarship
Joseph Edinburg Gary Curtis Student Scholarship
Carlos Weathersby Katherine Neely Student Scholarship
Kalao Cundiff Sha Cowan Student Scholarship
Cody Cummings T.A.P.E.D. Student Scholarship
Jordan Lee Dorine Cunnignham Student Scholarship
Aaron Schmidt Gary Curtis Student Scholarship
Lila Cantrell Katherine Neely Student Scholarship
Casey Lyon Sha Cowan Student Scholarship
Irma Gutierrez  T.A.P.E.D. Student Shcolarship
Hailey Fry Dorine Cunningham Student Scholarship
Tyler Allen Gary Curtis Student Scholarship
Jessica Bowen Sha Cowan Student Scholarship
Brooklyn Carpenter Katherine Neely Student Scholarship
Haley Blanco T.A.P.E.D. Student Scholarship
Kari Rust T.A.P.E.D. Student Scholarship
Diana Hanson T.A.P.E.D. Teacher Scholarship
Melissa Aguilar Dorine Cunningham Student Scholarship
Paul Jerome Uncangco Gary Curtis  Student Scholarship
Andrea Torres Katherine Neely  Student Scholarship
Carlos Martinez Sha Cowan  Student Scholarship
Christian Escamilla T.A.P.E.D. Student Scholarship
Jessica Frizzell T.A.P.E.D. Teacher Scholarship
Valerie Orozco T.A.P.E.D. Teacher Scholarship
Jesse Mendez Dorine Cunningham Student Scholarship
Tyler Blocker Gary Curtis Student Scholarship
Sarah McGough Judi Ferguson Student Scholarship
Melissa Keomoungkhoun Katherine Neely Student Scholarship
Kelsey Bartrug T.A.P.E.D. Student Scholarship
Biana Quijas T.A.P.E.D. Student Scholarship
Kody Schouten T.A.P.E.D. Student Scholarship
Kelsea Barlow Dorine Cunningham Student Scholarship
Essam Soomro Gary Curtis Student Scholarship
Morgan Smith Katherine Neely Student Scholarship
Kelsey Rohr Judi Ferguson Student Scholarship
Alberto Dorantes, Jr. Dean Cunningham Student Scholarship
Chandler Mallams T.A.P.E.D. Teacher Scholarship
Sara Block T.A.P.E.D. Interpreter Scholarship
Anita Guajardo Dorine Cunningham Student Scholarship
Anthony Harrison Gary Curtis Student Scholarship
Lesvia Gilmore Katherine Neely Student Scholarship
Joe Rodriguez Judi Ferguson Student Scholarship
Juan Amaro T.A.P.E.D. Student Scholarship
Cassidy Baker T.A.P.E.D. Teacher Scholarship

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SWCED Conference

Our 2018 conference will be held in Grapevine, Texas from July 10-12, 2018.  Our conference program promises to be of high quality and very informational for professionals and families in the area of Deaf Education.  For more information, please see


Every year we give away scholarships to individuals in the community of hard of hearing to provide them valuable resources in education.