Schedules may change. AG Bell announces all programs through eNews to members. If you're not a member yet, please join on our Membership page. AG Bell offers financial aid programs for families at every stage of raising their child. Members of AG Bell receive announcements of all programs through the eNews. To join and ensure you receive announcements, click here.
For every application we must receive documentation of a bilateral hearing loss in the moderately-severe to profound range diagnosed before age 5 and the use of listening and spoken language. For more information about any of these programs, contact us here.
Financial Assistance for Hearing Technology
Many other organizations provide financial assistance for the evaluation and purchase of hearing aids for children. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or look up your local chapter here.
AG Bell College Scholarship Program
The College Scholarship application will not open for the 2023-2024 academic year. If you are pursuing a graduate degree in law or public policy, please see the Nofer Scholarship program. Please become a member of AG Bell to receive program announcements on any future programs. For more information on scholarships, see Additional Scholarships below.
George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy
This program provides awards of $5,000 each year for up to three full-time graduate students who are attending an accredited law school or a masters or doctoral program in public policy or public administration. The application is now closed. Please check the calendar above for specific deadlines. To access the guidelines, click here
Arts & Sciences Award Program
Available to students who are deaf or hard of hearing in grades one through twelve, awards help students participate in after-school, weekend or summer programs that enrich language and develop skills in the arts or sciences. The application is now open. You can access the guidelines here and the English or Spanish application here.
School-Age Financial Aid
The School‐Age Financial Aid program is for students who deaf and hard of hearing who are in first through twelfth grades at a parochial, independent or private mainstream school. Awards help with educational costs like 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. This application is now closed. You can view the guidelines here.
AG Bell Preschool-Age Financial Aid Program
This application is now closed. The Preschool Financial Aid program helps families of children from age 4 until they begin first grade with many expenses including auditory support services, speech-language therapy, preschool tuition, etc. Award amounts vary and are made once a year. Click here to view the guidelines.
Parent & Infant Financial Aid Program
For families of infants and toddlers under the age of 4 who are pursuing a spoken language outcome for their child. This application is now closed. You can find the English guidelines here and the Spanish guidelines here.
La Solicitud para Ayuda Económica para Padres e Hijos bajo de 4 años de edad está disponible entre junio y agosto. Haga clik aquí para la Guía de la Solicitud.
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 LSLS professionals in fulfilling the requirements for certification as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS™) in Auditory-Verbal Therapy (LSLS Cert. AVT). Apply Now! Applications are open until April 1, 2023.
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 LSLS professionals in fulfilling the requirements for certification as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS™) in Auditory-Verbal Education (LSLS Cert. AVEd). Apply Now! Applications are open until April 1, 2023.