DOREEN POLLACK AVT SCHOLARSHIP
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOLARSHIP
The Listen Foundation has 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 professional per year in fulfilling the requirements for certification as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS™) in Auditory-Verbal Therapy (LSLS Cert. AVT). Funds will be used to support the recipient’s qualification and examination through the AG Bell Academy and to enable the recipient to fulfill requirements such as mentoring and continuing education credits. This scholarship is available to LSLS professionals who are nearing their final year of mentoring to qualify for certification by the AG Bell Academy. Information about the certification process and requirements to be eligible to take the LSLS certification exam is provided on the AG Bell Academy web pages at www.agbell.org.
To be eligible for the Doreen Pollack Scholarship, applicants must be able to present qualifications that would show their progress toward certification and likely eligibility to take the certification examination within 12 to 18 months of receiving the scholarship. The application for the scholarship mirrors many of the requirements that will be necessary to qualify for the certification exam and provides a guideline for fulfillment.
The Doreen Pollack AVT Scholarship is offered once annually in the Spring. Applications typically open in early March and end on April 30. This year’s due date is April 30, 2021. If you submit your application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, please request a Delivery Receipt. If you submit your application via regular mail or delivery service to AG Bell Academy – Doreen Pollack Scholarship at 3417 Volta Place NW, Washington, DC 20007, and you choose to confirm delivery, please do not require a signature as this may cause a delay in receipt of your application. AG Bell and the AG Bell Academy do not make exceptions to deadlines related to the manner of delivery.
WORKING WITH A LSLS MENTOR*
Professionals seeking LSLS certification must be mentored by a certified LSLS professional for at least three (3) years; three years is defined as 36 consecutive months. Ideally, each professional seeking LSLS certification will be mentored by another Cert. LSLS. For details on mentoring, please see the website at: Certification Handbook
Qualified applicants for or the Doreen Pollack Scholarship should have completed the first 24 months of mentoring prior to receiving the award.
Any questions regarding qualifications or other special circumstances should be addressed to Academy staff at 202-204-4700 or email@example.com.