The Listen Foundation has established a professional scholarship in the name of Doreen Pollack, a pioneer in the standards of excellence in listening and spoken language. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist one LSLS professional per year in fulfilling the requirements for certification as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS™) in Auditory-Verbal Therapy (LSLS Cert. AVT). This scholarship is available to LSLS professionals who are nearing their final year of mentoring to qualify for certification by the AG Bell Academy. Funds will be used to support the recipient’s qualification for and examination through the AG Bell Academy and to enable the recipient to fulfill requirements such as mentoring and continuing education credits. Information about the certification process and requirements to be eligible to take the LSLS certification exam is provided on the AG Bell Academy website.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR DOREEN POLLACK AVT SCHOLARSHIP
To be eligible for the Doreen Pollack Scholarship, applicants must be able to present qualifications that would show their progress toward certification and likely eligibility to take the certification examination within 12 to 18 months of receiving the scholarship. The application for the scholarship mirrors many of the requirements that will be necessary to qualify for the certification exam and provides a guideline for fulfillment.
To be considered for the Doreen Pollack Scholarship, professionals seeking certification must submit a complete and properly organized application no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on April 30, 2020. Notifications will be sent to the recipient and other submitting candidates no later than May 30, 2020.
WORKING WITH A LSLS MENTOR
Professionals seeking LSLS certification must be mentored by a certified LSLS professional for at least three (3) years; three years is defined as 36 consecutive months. Ideally, each professional seeking LSLS certification will be mentored by another Cert. LSLS. For details on mentoring, please view the Certification Handbook.
Qualified applicants for or the Doreen Pollack Scholarship should have completed the first 24 months of mentoring prior to receiving the award.
Any questions regarding qualifications or other special circumstances should be addressed to Academy staff at 202-204-4700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed applications for the Doreen Pollack Scholarship include the following documents:
(current name, contact information, educational degrees, certifications/credentials, and licenses must be included)
which includes an explanation of your professional background, your reason for choosing to work with children who are deaf and hard of hearing, how you would use the scholarship if awarded, and what impact you hope to have on the children and families with whom you work as an LSLS Cert AVT professional.
Written attestation from your LSLS Mentor
that you are or will soon be entering your third or final year of mentoring
Written description from your LSLS Mentor
of your current skills. The written attestation and description may be provided as one document. (A completed F1 form does not serve as a written description or recommendation).
of the, “Commitment to the Principles of Auditory-Verbal Therapy.”
Copies of up-to-date and signed forms
E, F-1 and F-2
for your first two years of mentoring.
Scholarship applications must be received by the Academy by 11:59pm EST on April 30, 2020.
The selection committee will review all applications and AG Bell will notify the scholarship recipient of his/her award on or before May 30, 2020. Please do not contact Academy staff before this time to inquire about eligibility or the status of your application.