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United States Chapters

There are 38 state chapters operating in the United States working to provide services to the AG Bell community at the local level. More information coming soon.

AG Bell International

In 2017, AG Bell merged with Madrid-based CLAVE and Fundación Oír Es Clave (Hearing is Key Foundation) to form Alexander Graham Bell International (AG Bell International). For nearly ten years, CLAVE and Fundación Oír Es Clave have followed AG Bell's vision and model throughout Spain and Latin America. As AG Bell International, we will work together to reach and advocate for Spanish speakers with hearing loss and the professionals who serve them in Spain and in all Spanish-speaking populations, including those living in the United States. 

Financial Aid

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. 
 
All programs require documentation of a pre-lingual bilateral hearing loss in the moderately-severe to profound range and use of listening and spoken language. 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 financialaid@agbell.org for more information. 

AG Bell College Scholarship Program

    The College Scholarships application for 2022-2023 is now closed. The application for the next academic year is expected to open in December of 2022. Please check this page of our website beginning in December or become a member of AG Bell to receive program announcements. 

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. 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 allow students to participate in after-school, weekend or summer programs that enrich language and develop skills in the arts or sciences. The program is now closed. You can access the guidelines here.

School-Age Financial Aid

   The School‐Age Financial Aid program is for students with a bilateral hearing loss in the moderately-severe to profound range diagnosed by age 4 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. This program is now closed. Click to view the guidelines.

AG Bell Preschool-Age Financial Aid Program

     The Preschool Financial Aid program is now closed and will reopen in spring of 2023. Awards help families of children from age 4 until they begin first grade with many expenses including auditory support services, speech-language therapy, preschool tuition, etc. Awards amounts vary and are made once a year. Click here to view the 2022 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. The program is now open until September 12. You can find the English guidelines and application here and the Spanish guidelines and application here.

    La Solicitud para Ayuda Económica para Padres e Hijos bajo de 4 años de edad está disponible entre el 12 de julio y el 12 de septiembre. Haga clik aquí para la Guía de la Solicitud y clik aquí para 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). The 2021 application window has closed.

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). The 2021 application window has closed.

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) offers the opportunity for high school teens to connect with other teens who are deaf or hard of hearing and use Listening and Spoken Language to communicate, build new relationships and connections, gain a better understanding of yourself, and so much more!  

Learn more about the LEAP program


Be Social

Connect with families and hearing loss professionals through our social networks to find support and share ideas and experiences.

Facebook

Like and follow the AG Bell Facebook Page to find the latest news and information from AG Bell, including updates and information about AG Bell programs and events.

Join the AG Bell closed Facebook Group to find a safe space where families, adults and professionals can gather and discuss personal issues openly. To join this group, just hit the Join button on the top of the group, and after review, you will be added as a member. AG Bell staff monitors this group only to ensure it remains a safe, open and respectful space for all to discuss listening and spoken language.

 

Twitter

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YouTube

Access both educational and inspirational videos at our YouTube Channel.

LinkedIn

Stay connected with us on LinkedIn where we regularly publish articles.

Instagram

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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
Fax: 202-337-8314

info@agbell.org

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.