The ASLHS is proud to sponsor the first nationwide scholarships available to students majoring or minoring in ASL, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, and Interpreter Preparation. Current ASL scholarship amounts range between $1,000.00 and $3,000.00 each. Scholarships are offered to students who will begin college in the fall or are currently enrolled. Applicants must have an active chapter of the ASLHS on campus to be eligible. Under no circumstances will scholarships be awarded to students from campuses that are not members of the ASLHS.
Congratulations to our 2020-21 Scholarship Winners!
Tess Ellis at Valdosta State University, Jessica Gyamfi at Liberty University, and Kiana Goetze at Rochester Institute of Technology
Grants for Teachers
ASLHS provides small grants to ASL teachers on a first-come, first-served basis. The grants help teachers defray the costs of providing exceptional ASL education on campus. Applicants for the ASL Teacher Mini-Grant must have an ASLHS chapter at their institution and hold current ASLTA membership. Under no circumstances will scholarships be awarded to teachers who are not members of ASLHS.
Teacher Grant applications are accepted August 2021-April 2022
Congratulations to our 2020-21 Teacher Grant Winners!
Award 1: Congratulations to Roxann Barrera-Coffman for earning a $500 teacher grant to purchase ASL curriculum and support her school's ASL concert event! We LOVE supporting our ASLHS teachers.
Award 2: Congratulations to Nicole Gonet from Heritage High School for earning a $500 teacher grant to purchase technology to support innovation in her ASL classroom!
Award 3: Congratulations to ASL Teacher Stephanie Ochoa from Tuloso-Midway High School for earning a $500 curriculum grant from ASLHS
Award 4: Congratulations to Allyson Heymann from Sunlake High School for earning money for Deaf related movies from ASLHS!
Award 5: Congratulations to ASL teacher Denise Miller for earning $500 towards Curriculum materials!
Award 6: Congratulations to Michele Gachowski from Mercy High School for earning a grant from ASLHS for Deaf-related posters!
What The Grants Can Be Used For
Grants can be used for a variety of educational purposes. You may pay for guest speaker honoraria, purchase DVDs and video equipment for class use, assist low-income students to participate in deaf events, or create signs and banners for Deaf Awareness Week activities on campus.
Depending on the number of applications received during the school year, the ASLHS may fund a single project or contribute to multiple requests. Mini-grants may or may not match the requested initial amount. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there is no deadline. Applications are reviewed by the ASLHS advisory board and decisions are made based on the quality of the project, its scope, and its expected impact.
Suggestions for Applicants
Be very precise in detailing what the funds will be used for. Rather than saying "appreciation gifts," say, "To purchase 10 gift cards from a local coffee shop to be given as appreciation gifts to Deaf presenters."
Participate in the annual Deaf Art and/or ASL Literature competitions sponsored by the ASLHS.