The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) offers several scholarships for full-time students who are deaf and hard of hearing and who are pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited mainstream college or university. A limited number of scholarships are also available for those pursuing a graduate degree.
AG Bell Scholarships are merit-based and award selection is highly competitive. On average, about 15% of applicants are selected for an award. While the number and amount of awards varies from year to year, in 2016, 30 awards were made ranging from $2,500 to $5,000. The selection committee is specifically looking for strong leaders with academic excellence, great character, and a commitment to serving others. Applicants may receive a total of two awards through the AG Bell College Scholarship program.
The 2018-2019 AG Bell College Scholarship competition is now open! These scholarships are highly competitive, so be sure to use the essay questions and letters of recommendation to give us a strong understanding of who you are and how you stand out.
- 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 in February 2018.
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