Magazine article Volta Voices

Help Future Generations Fulfill Their Dream

Magazine article Volta Voices

Help Future Generations Fulfill Their Dream

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One of the programs at AG Bell that gives staffand volunteers the greatest sense of pride is the AG Bell College Scholarship program. Each year, we have the honor of awarding $100,000 in scholarships to highly accomplished students to help them pursue their college education. In the process, we review applications from well over 100 outstanding students who are destined to achieve remarkable things-their letters of recommendation tell of great accomplishments not only academically, but in their communities as leaders, advocates, fundraisers, athletes and artists. We've watched our scholars go on to remarkable careers-like Dr. Nancy Barker, the first deaf person in the world to earn a Ph.D. in zoology, who is working to preserve species in Africa-or J. Tilak Ratnanather, D.Phil., who leads research in neuroimaging at Johns Hopkins and mentors students who are deaf, earning him a Presidential Award for excellence in mentoring in the sciences.

All of the scholarships at AG Bell are possible because outstanding volunteers and supporters who yearned to leave a legacy believed in the future and wanted to help young adults achieve their dreams. Through endowments and trust funds-some established as long ago as the 1940s-their gifts continue to make high-quality education a reality for hundreds of young people.

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