AG Bell College Scholarship Program


The 2022-2023 AG Bell College Scholarship competition is now open. This competition is highly competitive; only about 15% of applicants receive an award.  


All applications, attachments and letters of recommendation must be uploaded and submitted to AG Bell before 5:00pm EDT on March 4, 2022. Access the application and guidelines now!


  • You must have bilateral hearing loss diagnosed before the age of 4. 

  • You must use Listening and Spoken Language as your primary communication mode. 

  • You must be enrolled in or planning to attend a mainstream university and working toward a four-year undergraduate degree or a graduate degree. 

  • This isn't the right scholarship for law or public administration graduate students; apply for the Nofer Scholarship opening each February. 

Things to Prepare: 

  • If you use hearing aids, include an unaided audiogram dated no earlier than March 1, 2020. Use this to calculate your Pure Tone Average (PTA), which must be 55dB or higher. The formula is in the application. 

  • If you use cochlear implants (CI), include your recent CI report (you already meet the PTA requirement).  


  • High school: Showing grades 9-11 and the first semester of senior year. 

  • College freshman: Include high school transcript and first semester of your freshman year. 

  • Four-year undergraduate and graduate students: Include college transcript only. If your college only uses an online access format, upload the acknowledgment from the school in your application and provide this address to the school: scholarships@agbell.org. 

  • Unweighted GPA:  

  • US: 3.25 or higher. 

  • Outside the US: See application for international grade conversion. 

  • All Applicants: If your school doesn't use a 4.0 scale or doesn't include your unweighted GPA on your transcript, you must include an official letter from your school explaining what your unweighted GPA would be.  

Recommenders Information: 

  • Name, Address and Email for three recommenders. 

  • You’ll need the name, telephone number and email address of your three recommenders. It’s important that you provide this information early to give your recommenders time to write and upload their letters.

    Remember to collect your attachments before the deadline! 
    Questions? Email scholarships@agbell.org  

A bit of advice: don’t wait until the last minute to collect your attachments!

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If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at scholarships@agbell.org.

Reach Us

Alexander Graham Bell Association
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

Tel: 202-337-5220
TTY: 202-337-5221
Fax: 202-337-8314


Our Mission

Working globally to ensure that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and talk. 

We want all families to be informed and supported, professionals to be appropriately qualified to teach and help children with hearing loss, public policy leaders to effectively address the needs of people with hearing loss, and communities to be empowered to help their neighbors with hearing loss succeed.