Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy
About This Scholarship
The George H. Nofer Scholarship for
Law and Public Policy is for full-time graduate students with a pre-lingual
bilateral hearing loss in the moderately-severe to profound range, use
listening and spoken language as their primary method of communication, and who
are attending an accredited mainstream law school or a masters or doctoral
program in public policy or public administration.
This scholarship was established to
recognize George H. Nofer’s service and generosity to the Alexander Graham Bell
Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) and to the fields of law
and deafness research and education. Mr. Nofer, a retired partner of the law
firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP in Philadelphia, is a former
member of the AG Bell board of directors. He is a Trustee Emeritus of the
Oberkotter Foundation and served for more than 15 years as its Executive
Up to three awards of up to $5,000
each may be awarded per year. Previous recipients of the George H. Nofer
Scholarship may re-apply for a scholarship, provided that they are still in
school and a minimum of nine credit hours was completed in the previous year of
This program is open and accepting applications for the 2015 program.
2015 Program Eligibility Criteria
In order to apply for this program,
applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
Applicant uses spoken language as
the primary mode of communication.
Applicant has a pre-lingual hearing
loss (diagnosed prior to the fourth birthday).
Applicant’s hearing loss is
bilateral and in the moderately severe 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.
Formula for calculating the PTA: On the unaided audiogram, look at the
results for the better-hearing ear at 500, 1000 and 2000 Hz and add those three
numbers together, then divide that total by three. The result is the Pure Tone
Average. To be eligible for this award, the applicant's PTA must be 60 or
Applicant has been accepted at or is
enrolled in an accredited law school or masters/doctoral program in public
policy or public administration as a full-time graduate student for the
2015-2016 academic year.
Application and Deadline
Click here for an
application (Writable PDF)
The deadline for applications is April
22, 2015. All materials must arrive
together in one package by 5:00 p.m. local time on April 22, 2015. Only
transcripts sent directly from the educational institution will be accepted
separately from the application.
Mail application package to:
Wendy Will – Nofer Scholarship Program
8745 Gary Burns Drive, Suite 160-504
Frisco, TX 75034
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