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About Us

Since 2006, ASLHS has been a valued addition to the field of ASL education. Our primary mission is to encourage and recognize high academic achievement in ASL studies for high school and college/university students. Like honor societies for other languages, the ASLHS seeks to enrich the learning experience of those studying ASL. Some of the benefits offered by the ASL Honor Society include:

  • Awarding Honor Cords and Medals Based On Academic Achievement
  • Encouraging Service Learning Projects That Benefit the ASL Community
  • Hosting the Annual Deaf Art and ASL Literature Competitions, Featuring Cash Prizes
  • Awarding the Only National Scholarships to Students Majoring or Minoring In ASL, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, and Interpreter Education. We also offer college scholarships for Deaf students pursuing general degrees. 
  • Financially Supporting ASL Education via Grants for Teachers to Assist in Purchasing Equipment or Materials for Use in the Classroom
  • The ASL Honor Society is a program offered by ASLTA as a benefit for ASLTA membership.


To encourage and recognize high academic achievement in American Sign Language studies for middle schools, high school, Deaf schools, and college/university students. Deaf and Hearing student participants will serve as steadfast advocates of the Deaf community, encourage Deaf and hearing people to come together in unity throughout the world, and demonstrate commitment in scholarship, community service, and personal excellence.