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Financial Assistance: Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
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Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf Scholarship

Applications are accepted on November 1 of each year.  Only the first 500 requests will be accepted.  Requests must be made in writing.  Applicants must have a 60 dB or greater hearing loss in the better ear in the speech frequencies of 500, 1,000, and 2,000 Hz.  Applicants must be oral deaf students who were born with a profound hearing impairment, or incurred loss before language was acquired.  Applicants must use speech and residual hearing and/or speechreading as their mode of communication.  Applicants must be accepted by or already enrolled in a regular full-time college or university program for students with normal hearing.

Deadline:  All applications and materials must be postmarked by March 15.

Contact:
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, Inc.
3417 Volta Place, N.W.
Washington, DC  20007
(202) 337-5220 (V/TTY)

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Alan B., '32 and Florence B., '35 Crammattee Fellowship

For graduate students who wish to pursue graduate study in a field related to business at universities for people who hear normally. Applicants must be hearing-impaired graduates of Gallaudet University or other accredited colleges or universities who have been accepted to graduate study in a business-related field at colleges or universities for people who hear normally.  Preference is give to applicants who possess a master's degree or equivalent and are seeking the doctorate.

Deadline:  April 20
Contact:

Gallaudet University Alumni Association
Peikoff Alumni House, Kendall Green
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, D.C.  20002-3695
(202) 651-5060 (Voice)
(202) 651-5061 (TTY)

Other Gallaudet scholarships for deaf graduate students include:
Waldo T., '49 and Jean Kelsch, '51 Cordano Fellowship
Old Dominion Foundation Scholarship
Graduate Fellowship Fund
Regina Olson Hughes, '18, Fellowship
Doris B. Orman, '25, Fellowship
James N. Orman, '23, Fellowship
David Peikoff, '29, Fellowship
Henry Syle Memorial Fellowship for Seminar Studies
John A. Trundle, 1885, Fellowship
Boyce R. Williams, '32, Fellowship

Same deadline and contact information as above

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IADES Fellowship Award

To provide financial assistance to deaf women pursuing a doctoral degree.  The award will be sent to the recipient's university/college to pay tuition costs for the next academic year.  Eligibility:  Deaf women pursuing a doctoral degree, who are not alumnae of the Delta Epsilon Sorority of Gallaudet University & Applicants must have attained 12 or more credits, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Deadline:  April 15

Contact:

International Alumnae of Delta Epsilon Sorority
Virginia Borggaard
2453 Bear Den Rd
Frederick, MD  21701

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IADES Betty G. Miller Fellowship Award

To provide financial assistance to deaf women pursuing a doctoral degree.  Eligibility:  Deaf women pursuing a doctoral degree, who are alumnae of the Delta Epsilon Sorority of Gallaudet University & Applicants must have attained 12 or more credits, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Deadline:  April 15

Contact:

International Alumnae of Delta Epsilon Sorority
Virginia Borggaard
2453 Bear Den Rd
Frederick, MD  21701

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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 application.

Deadline:  July 1

Contact:

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)

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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

Contact:

The EAR Foundation
2000 Church Street, Box 111
Nashville, TN  37236
1-800-545-HEAR (Voice/TTY) or:

Minnie Pearl Scholarship
1817 Patterson Street
Nashville, TN  37203
(615) 329-7807 (Voice/TTY)

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Sertoma International Scholarships

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

Contact:

Sertoma International
1912 East Meyer Boulevard
Kansas City, MO  64132
(816) 333-8300 (Voice/TTY)
(816) 333-4320 (Fax)

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William C. Stokoe Scholarship

To increase the number of deaf social scientists who are actively involved in research on sign language or the deaf commmunity by providing financial aid to a deaf graduate student.  Any deaf student who is pursuing part-time or full-time graduate studies in a field related to sign language or the deaf community, or who is developing a special project on one of those topics.

Deadline:  March 15

Contact:

National Association of the Deaf
Stokoe Scholarship Secretary
814 Thayer Avenue
Silver Spring, MD  20910
(310) 587-1788 (Voice)
(301) 587-1789 (TTY)
(301) 587-1791 (Fax)

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