George H. Nofer Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$5,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 8

Sunday
Awarded By:

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Up to three awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be enrolled or plan to enroll as a full-time student.
  3. Must have been diagnosed with a moderate to profound hearing loss prior to age seven (the language-learning years). The hearing loss must be bilateral and in the moderate to profound range. 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. Individuals with cochlear implants meet this eligibility requirement. Unilateral (one-sided) hearing loss does not qualify. A formula for calculating the PTA is available on the application.
  4. Must be accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited law school or master's/doctoral program in public policy or public adminstration.
  5. Must be accepted to or currently enrolled in an eligible graduate program for his/her first, second, or third year of study.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: Graduate students enrolled in a law or public policy program are eligible for this award. The applicant must have a hearing loss that was diagnosed prior to age seven, is bilateral, and in the moderate to profound range.

Application requirements for the George H. Nofer Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letters (3)
  • Supplemental documents
Additional Information: In the weeks after the application deadline, all applications are screened for eligibility. Eligible applications are then forwarded to the award selection committee for review. Ineligible applications will be discarded. Once the screening process is complete, applicants will be notified via email of the status of their applications - either the application is not eligible, or the application is being reviewed by the award selection committee. Applicants will also receive information about when they can expect to receive information about the award decisions. Applicants not selected to receive an award will be notified by email only. Applicants selected to receive an award will be notified by email and will also receive a follow up letter with the award check. Applicants must use spoken communication as their primary mode of communication. Financial need is considered in awarding this scholarship.

Award Amount: $5,000 annually, non-renewable. A recipient who has enrolled in nine or more credit hours is eligible to reapply in his/her second and/or third year of study.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 8

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 8

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please check back in January for a refreshed application deadline date. Applications are available online from the Alexander Graham Bell Association (AGBA) website or via email. Telephone requests for applications are not accepted. Only those individuals who do not have access to the internet should request an application in writing via the U.S. Postal Service. A completed application package will include all of the following in the order listed here: all pages of the completed application in numerical order; an unaided audiogram performed within the last 12 months (for those who use hearing aids) or the first page of the student's most recent MAPping report (for those with cochlear implants); official transcripts for the most recent two years of college (second- and third-year applicants may submit only the previous year's transcripts); verification of the student's application, acceptance or enrollment to a mainstream and accredited university/college; an essay of no more than two single-sided pages (as indicated within the application); a recommendation from an educational professional of no more than two pages; a recommendation from a hearing health professional of no more than two pages; and a recommendation from a non-relative who is familiar with the student's academic abilities, career plans and personal character of no more than two pages. All pages of the application and supporting materials should be submitted online by the deadline date.
Contact: Wendy Wills
Address: 3417 Volta Place NW 20007 Washington, District of Columbia 75034

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