AG Bell offers financial aid programs for families at every stage of raising their child.
For more information about any of these programs, contact us here.
Financial Assistance for Hearing Technology
Many organizations provide financial assistance for the evaluation and purchase of hearing aids for children. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
AG Bell College Scholarship Program
This program has been suspended for the 2020-2021 academic year while we endeavor to raise funds for scholarships. If you would like to help, please make your gift at Donate. In the meantime, please see the pdf below for suggestions on other scholarship opportunities.
George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy
This program provides up to three awards of $5,000 each year for full-time graduate students with a moderately-severe to profound hearing loss and use Listening and Spoken Language who are attending an accredited law school or a masters or doctoral program in public policy or public administration. The application is usually open from February through April. When the program is open, please check here to download the application packet.
Arts & Sciences Award Program
Available to students who are deaf or hard of hearing in grades one through twelve, awards allow students to participate in after-school, weekend or summer programs that enrich learning and develop skills in the arts or sciences. The program usually opens each year in February with a deadline in March. When the program is open, you can access the guidelines here and download an application here.
The AG Bell AVEd Scholarship
AG Bell has established a professional scholarship to support certification of educators through the AG Bell Academy. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist one LSLS professional per year in fulfilling the requirements for certification as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS™) in Auditory-Verbal Education (LSLS Cert. AVEd). The program is usually open in January with a deadline in March. When the program is open, please check here for the application link.
Parent & Infant Financial Aid Program
For families of infants and toddlers under the age of 4 who have been diagnosed with a moderately-severe to profound hearing loss who are pursuing a spoken language outcome for their child. Applications for 2020 are now open. View Guidelines.
School-Age Financial Aid
The School Age Financial Aid program is for students with a pre‐lingual bilateral hearing loss in the moderately-severe to profound range who use listening and spoken language and who are in first through twelfth grades and attending a parochial, independent or private mainstream school. Awards are intended to assist with educational costs such as tuition, books, equipment, room and board, auditory and speech language support services, academic tutoring, transportation, and other school‐related expenses. Please Note: Public school, oral school, home school and post‐secondary students are not eligible for this program. The program is usually open between March and April each year. When the program is open, you can access the guidelines and application here.
AG Bell Preschool-Age Financial Aid Program
The Preschool Financial Aid program is for families of preschool-age children who have been diagnosed with a moderately-severe to profound hearing loss and who are learning Listening and Spoken Language. Awards help families with many expenses including auditory support services, speech-language therapy, preschool tuition, etc. Award amounts vary and are made once a year. The program is usually open between May and July. When the program is open, you can find the guidelines and application here.
The Doreen Pollack AVT Scholarship
AG Bell and The Listen Foundation have established a professional scholarship in the name of Doreen Pollack, a pioneer in the standards of excellence in listening and spoken language. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist one LSLS professionals in fulfilling the requirements for certification as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS) in Auditory-Verbal Therapy (LSLS Cert. AVT). The program is usually open between January and March. When the program is open, you can access the application link here.
In addition to the scholarships provided by AG Bell, there are a number of resources each student should consider.
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