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DawnSignPress Announces Scholarship with CSUN

  • 08 November 2018

DawnSignPress Launches The Lawrence Fleischer Scholarship for CSUN’s Deaf Studies Majors

Tweet it: #DawnSignPress launches the Lawrence Flesicher Scholarship for CSUN’s Deaf Majors! The scholarship honors the memory of Lawrence Flesicher.

November 8, 2018, San Diego, CA- Media and Publishing House, DawnSignPress launches a new scholarship opportunity, The Lawrence Fleischer Scholarship, for Deaf Studies major students attending California State University, Northridge. The new scholarship opportunity is named after Lawrence Fleischer to honor his contributions to California State University, Northridge’s Deaf Studies program. 

Joe Dannis, CEO of DawnSignPress, received a one-thousand-dollar gift when he graduated from Gallaudet University in 1978, and Joe used the one-thousand-dollar gift to launch DawnSignPress. The company now wants to give back to the community, and give a one-thousand gift annually to a scholarship recipient. 

DawnSignPress has agreed to a 5-year pledge, for the $1,000 annual scholarship award from 2018 to 2022. DawnSignPress proudly supports the Deaf community through this scholarship and is thrilled to honor Dr. Lawrence R. Fleischer.

Dr. Flavia Fleischer, Chair and Professor of the Department of Deaf Studies at California State University Northridge, and also the daughter of Lawrence Fleischer says: “DawnSignPress continues to lend their never ending and unwavering support to the Deaf community through the creation of a scholarship for students in the field of Deaf Studies and, at the same time, ensures the continuation of the late Dr. Lawrence R. Fleischer’s legacy and contributions to the community. Thank you, DawnSignPress, for your wonderful stewardship of our Deaf community!”

The required criteria to qualify for the Lawrence Fleischer Scholarship are:

  • Student must be enrolled in the Deaf Studies program
  • Student must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Standard Michael D. Eisner College of Education scholarship application to be applied with an extra letter of recommendation regarding student’s capacity with ASL

An award banquet will take place in Spring 2019 where the donors will have an opportunity to meet the award recipients.

About DawnSignPress: DawnSignPress is a media and publishing house that creates, develops, produces, publishes and distributes quality American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture-related materials. DawnSign is on the cutting edge of the educational, cultural, and social trends in the Deaf world. Deaf-owned and -operated, DawnSign produces educational materials that raise standards in ASL education, break new ground in ASL literature and the arts, and preserve the unique and rich contributions of the Deaf and signing community.

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