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Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) offers scholarships for undergraduate
and graduate study.
In order to be eligible for any scholarship, applicants must meet all of
the following criteria:
- Hearing loss must have been diagnosed prior to acquiring
spoken language (pre-lingual hearing loss);
- Hearing loss must be in the moderate to profound range. This
means that applicants must have an unaided Pure-Tone Average (PTA) of 60dB
or greater in the better ear in the speech frequencies of 500, 1000, and
2000 Hz. Applicants with cochlear implants meet this eligibility
requirement. Unilateral (one-sided) hearing loss does not qualify.
- Spoken communication must be the applicant's primary mode of
- Applicants must be enrolled (or registered for enrollment,) or
applied full-time to a mainstream and accredited college or university.
To learn more about deadlines and submission requirements and to download
an application, please visit the AG Bell website at: www.agbell.org
The Graduate Fellowship Fund (GFF) offers
financial support to individuals who are deaf who are studying for their
doctoral degrees. Grants are awarded annually. Applicants must be deaf or
hard of hearing and must be accepted for doctoral study at an accredited
college or university.
Graduate Fellowship Fund
Gallaudet University Alumni Association
800 Florida Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695
Phone: (202) 651-5060
Minnie Pearl Scholarship Program
All Minnie Pearl Scholarship recipients are exceptional
students. They have achieved academic excellence, are class leaders, and
are aspiring to even higher levels after high school. Even more remarkable,
these students have been able to reach such high goals in spite of being
deaf/hard of hearing. This year, the EAR Foundation will award 14 $2,000
scholarships to deaf/hard-of-hearing students who will be attending
prestigious colleges across the US. Eligibility: Be a high school senior
with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have significant bilateral hearing loss,
have already been accepted as a full-time student at the university of their
choice, but not yet be in attendance, be mainstreamed, deaf/hard of hearing,
and a US citizen.
Deadline: February 15
The EAR Foundation
2000 Church Street, Box 111
Nashville, TN 37236
Minnie Pearl Scholarship
1817 Patterson Street
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 329-7807 (Voice/TTY)
National Fraternal Society of the Deaf Scholarships
Financial assistance to members of the society. The
Society presents 10 $1,000 scholarships each year. Deaf, hard of hearing or
hearing persons who are enrolled in or accepted to a postsecondary
educational institution are eligible to apply, if they have been members of
the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf for at least one year prior to
Deadline: July 1
National Fraternal Society of the Deaf
1118 S. 6th St.
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 789-7429 (Voice)
(217) 789-7438 (TTY)
(217) 789-7489 (Fax)
Sertoma International Scholarships (Oticon - Phonic
Sertoma International is now accepting applications for scholarships for
all deaf and hard of hearing college students pursuing four-year degrees.
This organization will provide 13 awards of $1,000 each to students
attending universities in the US or Canada. This scholarship program has
been made possible through a donation by Oticon, Inc. and Phonic Ear Inc.
Both companies are well known for the hearing instruments they create and
produce. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with request. Must have
3.2 cumulative grade point average, have a documented hearing loss, be a
full-time entering or continuing student in a four-year degree program at a
college or university in US or Canada.
Deadline: May 2
1912 East Meyer Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64132
(816) 333-8300 (Voice/TTY)
(816) 333-4320 (Fax)
Travelers Protective Association of America (TPA)
Scholarship Trust for Deaf and Near Deaf. In 1975 the
Travelers Protective Association of America (TPA) established a scholarship
trust for the deaf and near deaf. The intent and purposes of the trust are
the giving of financial aid or assistance to US Residents who are deaf and
hearing impaired who may benefit from medical, mechanical or specialized
treatment or special education. Candidates must also demonstrate financial
Scholarship Trust for Deaf and Near Deaf
3755 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone (314) 371-0533
Tourism Foundation Yellow Ribbon Scholarship
Eligibility: Hearing Impaired, interest in tourism/travel or
Minimum GPA 3.0
National Tourism Foundation
546 East Main Street
Lexington KY 40508
Scholarship for People with Disabilities
Scholarships for undergraduate study at vocational, 2-year and 4-year
colleges and universities.
Must be hearing impaired and a U.S. Citizen residing in Minnesota (or
a U.S. Citizen who participated in Courage Center services).
Award - $500-$1000
Number of Awards – 14
Deadline – May 31
Courage Center Vocational Services
3915 Golden Valley Rd.
Golden Valley, MN 55422-4298
Wisconsin Handicapped Student Grant
Eligibility: Hearing impairment and resident of Wisconsin.
Higher Educational Aids Board
131 West Wilson
Madison, WI 53707-7885
Plus Many More:
Your Education: Options for Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing"
Northeast Technical Assistance Center
National Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology