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Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf: College Scholarship Awards

Date posted: 06/11/2010

Award: Awards range from $1,000 to $10,000

Field: deaf students, all fields

Eligibility: undergraduate and graduate students; Applicants must have a moderate to profound hearing loss; see notes section for more details on eligibility

Contact Information:

Phone: (202) 337-5220
Address: 3417 Volta Place, NW Washington, DC 20007
Web site:

Additional information:

In order to be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must meet all of the following criteria: Listening and Spoken Language must be the applicant's primary mode of communication. Hearing loss must have been diagnosed before the applicant’s fourth birthday. Hearing loss must be bilateral and in the moderately severe to profound range. Unilateral hearing loss does not qualify. Applicants must have an unaided Pure-Tone Average (PTA) of 60dB or greater in the better-hearing 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. Applicants with cochlear implants meet this eligibility requirement.You will need to submit a recent audiogram or CI Report with your application – keep that in mind as you plan your time. Unilateral (one-sided) hearing loss does not qualify. Applicant must be enrolled in or have applied to a four-year mainstream accredited college or university as a full-time student working to complete a bachelor’s or graduate degree. This means that, for the academic year beginning in the fall, the applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree at a mainstream college or university. Applicants who are or will be attending a community college offering an associate’s degree (two-year) do not meet this criterion. Applicants in the United States must have a minimum cumulative un-weighted GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale. Students who are applying from countries other than the United States must have a minimum 80 percent cumulative on their high school or secondary school transcripts. For colleges outside of the United States, applicants must have a ranking equivalent to a minimum 3.25 GPA; for example, for students in the UK, Australia and India, a minimum of an Upper Second Class ranking is required. PLEASE NOTE: We are very strict with the eligibility criteria and deadlines. Applications that do not meet all of the criteria, are missing required elements, or arrive after the deadline are screened out of the process and are not considered for an award. NO EXCEPTIONS ARE MADE.

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