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March 11, 2005

News Release: Application deadlines approach for GUAA grants

From: Gallaudet - Mar 11, 2005

Application deadlines approach for GUAA grants

The Graduate Fellowship Fund of the Gallaudet University Alumni Association was established with money from the $500,000 Centennial Fund raised by the alumni association. The principal of the Fund is endowed, which means that monies earned from interest can be used to support special designated funds and to give grants to qualified recipients for doctoral or terminal degrees at institutions outside Gallaudet University.

To be eligible for the fellowships, applicants must be deaf or hard of hearing, admitted to an accredited graduate program, carry a full-time semester load, and have a need for financial assistance. Fellowships are awarded on an annual basis. Initial awards may be renewed for the duration of the course of study and for dissertation expenses provided that the holder of the award maintains scholastic standards. The deadline for completing GFF applications is April 20.

The Laurent Clerc Cultural Fund was also established with money from the half-million dollar Centennial Fund raised by the alumni association. The purpose of the fund is to promote projects and activities that will lead to the cultural enrichment of deaf people. The fund may be used to support programs such as: endowments of four LCCF awards, community leadership, dramatics, educational programs, information media, literature, memorials, motion picture and television production, talent bureau, and research relating to deafness. Each recipient must utilize the grant for his/her cultural-related project in accordance to LCCF criteria. Laurent Clerc Cultural Fund grant application deadline is April 1.

Additional information and applications may be obtained by writing to Peikoff Alumni House, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, N.E., Washington, DC 20002-3695. E-mail users can send email inquiries to