Picture of Blair and Anita Mazin




The Hearing Loss Association of America-Westchester Chapter is pleased to announce scholarships for Westchester/Rockland/Putnam County, and Long Island (Suffolk and Nassau County) high school seniors/adults with hearing loss, who are pursuing a college degree or vocational training. We are awarding these scholarships to students residing in those areas who have been accepted for September 2019 admission. Each scholarship will be for $1,000.00.

Recipients must be applying to a college or vocational education program and wear a hearing aid(s) and/or cochlear implants(s). Financial need is not a consideration. The scholarship is a one-time award.


The Anita and Blair Mazin Scholarships are made possible in part by funds raised from our Walk4Hearing® event. The annual Walk4Hearing® is a national project of the Hearing Loss Association to raise awareness about the causes and consequences of hearing loss, and to raise funds to provide information and support for people with hearing loss.


Hearing Loss Association of America is a volunteer, international organization of hard-of-hearing people, their relatives, and friends. It is a non-profit, non-sectarian educational organization devoted to the welfare and interests of those who cannot hear well, but are committed to participating in the hearing world.


To apply for a scholarship, complete the 201( SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM and send by

 May  17, 2019 :





HLAA Westchester has dedicated this to Blair and Anita Mazin in their memory.


This scholarship fund is named for Blair and Anita Mazin who were members of our chapter for many years. Blair and Anita were a deaf couple who lived in Queens, NY. They passed away from carbon monoxide poisoning in their home. Unfortunately, they had their hearing aids/implants off and did not hear the carbon monoxide alarm going off.


Blair and Anita were very active with Self-Help for the Hard of Hearing People, before it was changed to the Hearing Loss Association of America. They devoted their lives to advocating for people with hearing loss, promoting education and striving to make a difference in other people’s lives. The HLAA Westchester Chapter created this scholarship fund in their memory for deaf and hard of hearing high school students to help further their secondary education. Anita and Blair would be so proud of this program. They are truly missed by everyone.


Congratulations to the 2017 recipients!

​From left to right. Woo Hyun “Justin” Cho  & Edward “Teddy” O’Connor 


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