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July 24, 2006

AG Bell Awards $93,000 in College and Graduate-Level Scholarships

From: AG Bell - Jul 24, 2006

For Immediate Release

AG Bell Awards $93,000 in College and Graduate-Level Scholarships
to Students with Hearing Loss

Washington, DC, July 24, 2006 – The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) has awarded $93,000 in college and graduate-level scholarships for the 2006-2007 school year to 31 students who are deaf or hard of hearing and use spoken language to communicate. The students, who represent 17 states, India and Korea, include:

Kimby Caplan, a cinematography student at the American Film Institute, was recognized at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 32nd Annual Student Academy Awards for her documentary, Listen, a film about living with hearing loss.
Anat Maytal of Floral Park, N.Y., and Keith Vick of Yonkers, N.Y., each received $5,000 as the inaugural recipients of the George H. Nofer scholarship, which encourages students with hearing loss to enter careers in law and public policy.
Joo Young Hong of Daegu, South Korea, is studying deaf education at the University of Kansas.

“The AG Bell College Scholarship Program is proud to support all of our scholarship recipients as they pursue their chosen career paths and life’s limitless opportunities,” said K. Todd Houston, Ph.D., Executive Director & CEO of AG Bell. “The success of these students serves as a constant reminder of the benefits of early hearing detection, early intervention and the ability to communicate through listening and spoken language.”

The AG Bell College Scholarship Program offers scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 for students identified with moderate to profound hearing loss since birth or before acquiring language. Scholarships are available to students in any field of study who use speech and residual hearing and/or speechreading (lipreading) as their primary mode of communication. Applicants must demonstrate a serious commitment to academic and career excellence and must attend or have been admitted to a college or university program that primarily enrolls students with typical hearing.

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) is a lifelong resource, support network and advocate for listening, learning, talking and living independently with hearing loss. Through publications, outreach, training, scholarships and financial aid, AG Bell promotes the use of spoken language and hearing technology. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with chapters located in the United States and a network of international affiliates, AG Bell’s global presence provides its members and the public with the support they need — close to home. With over a century of service, AG Bell supports its mission: Advocating Independence through Listening and Talking!

(See attached PDF for a list of scholarship recipients)


2006 College Scholarships.pdf

Jessica Ripper
Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
Alexander Graham Bell Association
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
3417 Volta Place, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Office: (202) 337-5220
Direct Dial: (202) 204-4680

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