AG Bell offers financial aid programs for families at every stage of raising their child.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
AG Bell College Scholarship Program
This program has been suspended for the 2020-2021 academic year while we endeavor to raise funds for scholarships. If you would like to help, please make your gift at Donate. In the meantime, please see the pdf below for suggestions on other scholarship opportunities.
George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy
This program provides up to three awards of $5,000 each year for full-time graduate students with a moderately-severe to profound hearing loss and use Listening and Spoken Language who are attending an accredited law school or a masters or doctoral program in public policy or public administration. The application deadline is April 10, 2020. Click here to learn more and to download the application packet.
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 learning and develop skills in the arts or sciences. The program is now open and will close on April 30. You can access the guidelines here and download an application here. AG Bell encourages you to apply early.
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 one LSLS professional per year in fulfilling the requirements for certification as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS™) in Auditory-Verbal Education (LSLS Cert. AVEd). The program is now open with a deadline of April 30, 2020. View guidelines.
Parent & Infant Financial Aid Program
For families of infants and toddlers under the age of 4 who have been diagnosed with a moderately-severe to profound hearing loss who are pursuing a spoken language outcome for their child. Applications for 2019 are now open. View Guidelines.
School-Age Financial Aid
The School‐Age Financial Aid program is for students with a pre‐lingual bilateral hearing loss in the moderately-severe to profound range 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 open with a deadline of May 31, 2020. Click here for guidelines and the application.
AG Bell Preschool-Age Financial Aid Program
The Preschool Financial Aid program is for families of preschool-age children who have been diagnosed with a moderately-severe to profound hearing loss and who are in pursuit of spoken language education for their child. Awards are intended to assist with expenses for things such as auditory support services, speech-language therapy, preschool tuition, etc. Families who apply should be committed to a listening and spoken language approach for the development of their child’s listening, speech and cognitive skills. Awards are made once a year, generally in the month of October. Award amounts vary; over the past three years, awards have ranged from $250 to $1,500. The 2019 application will be open from May 17 through July 5. View guidelines.
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 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). The program is now open with a deadline of April 30, 2020. Click here for guidelines and the application.
In addition to the scholarships provided by AG Bell, there are a number of resources each student should consider.
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