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United States Chapters

Within the U.S. and Puerto Rico, there are 41 AG Bell chapters that join in the mission of AG Bell at the local level. Use the drop down menu to find a chapter near you and find information on services and people who support you in your area.

AG Bell International

AG Bell established AG Bell International to communicate with and support people across the globe. AG Bell International began its outreach with the development of culturally-sensitive educational programs and services for people using Spanish as their primary language, including those living in the United States. As the organization expands, outreach will continue in other languages.

Financial Aid

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.

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 CLOSED. View the guidelines in English or Spanish.

George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law

    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. The application is now CLOSED. Access the guidelines and 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.  The application is now CLOSED. You can view the guidelines here.

AG Bell Preschool-Age Financial Aid Program

     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. The application is now OPEN. View the guidelines and apply online!

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). Applications are closed. Learn More

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). Applications are closed. Learn More

Financial Assistance for Hearing Technology

Many other organizations provide financial assistance for the evaluation and purchase of hearing aids for children. Email financialaid@agbell.org for more information or look up your local chapter here.


In addition to the scholarships provided by AG Bell, there are a number of resources each student should consider.
View Additional Scholarships

Leadership Opportunities For Teens


Leadership Opportunities for Teens (LOFT) is a signature AG Bell program dedicated to shaping and transforming the lives of deaf and hard of hearing teens. Team building, self-advocacy, self-confidence, leadership, and communication skills are all taught in ways that transform individuals and create an everlasting bond between peers. 

Learn more about the LOFT program

Learning Experience and Adventure Program For Teens


The Learning Experience and Adventure Program (LEAP) helps middle and high school teens connect with other teens who are deaf or hard of hearing and use Listening and Spoken Language to communicate. This virtual program helps teens build new relationships and connections, gain a better understanding of themselves, and so much more! 

Learn more about the LEAP program


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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


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.