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SDCRID Scholarships

SDCRID offers scholarships to help local interpreters by awarding compensation (on a reimbursement basis) for the generalist knowledge exam or the performance exam.  SDCRID also provides stipends as an effort to further diversify and support the growth of our local interpreting pool.

Time period: Ongoing

***Please check with Scholarships Chair to ensure scholarships are still available before applying. ***

Tests included:


Procedure FOR PERFORMANCE TEST SCHOLARSHIP: 5 scholarships 

  • Have been a SDCRID member in good standing for at least 6 consecutive months prior to applying. 
  • Have not previously been awarded a scholarship for the exact same assessment or test. No duplicate scholarships will be awarded.
  •  Provide proof of current membership of the RID at the national level.
  •  Provide a copy of the Test-Date Confirmation letter from the test site.
  •  Provide a copy of receipt showing that you have paid for the assessment or test.
  •  Apply for the scholarship prior to taking the assessment or test. Fill out the scholarship application (copy from below.)
  •  Submit a written request with the above “criteria” documents:  scholarship@sdcrid.org.


Procedure FOR Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC)  KNOWLEDGE TEST SCHOLARSHIP: 5 scholarships

  • Have been a SDCRID member in good standing for at least 6 consecutive months prior to applying. 
  • Have not previously been awarded a scholarship for the exact same assessment or test. No duplicate scholarships will be awarded.
  •  Provide proof of current membership of the RID at the national level.
  •  Provide a copy of the Test-Date Confirmation letter from the test site.
  •  Provide a copy of receipt showing that you have paid for the assessment or test.
  •  Apply for the scholarship prior to taking the assessment or test. Fill out the scholarship application (copy from below.)
  •  Submit a written request with the above “criteria” documents:  scholarship@sdcrid.org.

Procedure for Second Year Black Indigenous People Of Color (BIPOC) Student Stipend: 5 stipends at $150 each

  • Confirm with the Scholarships chair that scholarship funds are still available.

  • Send the verification letter from the faculty of the program in which you are enrolled as a 2nd year student. 

  • Have been a SDCRID member in good standing  prior to applying.

  • Fill out the scholarship application (copy from below.)

  • Must be the first time requesting a stipend from SDCRID


Procedure for Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) GAP Interpreter Stipend: 5 stipends at $150 each

  • We define GAP interpreters as those who are no longer students and are not yet certified. These stipends are for GAP interpreters to use toward professional development expenses en route to becoming certified. GAP Interpreters also include those with non traditional pathways to becoming certified interpreters (this includes Deaf interpreters and heritage signers).

  • Confirm with the Scholarships chair that scholarship funds are still available.

  • Fill out the scholarship application (copy from below.)

  • Have been a SDCRID member in good standing  prior to applying.

  • Must be the first time requesting a stipend from SDCRID


***Each person is allowed only one scholarship/stipend.  If someone receives a scholarship and fails to pass or is re-taking for a higher level, that person may not receive further scholarships through SDCRID for the same exam. However, if an applicant has taken the exam, but did not receive a scholarship from SDCRID for the previous exam, and would like to retake it, that person is eligible for a scholarship. ***


Scholarship Application:

Date: _________________


Name:________________________


Check one:

 

_____ National Interpreter Certification (NIC)

_____CASLI Generalist Knowledge Exam 

_____CASLI Generalist Performance Exam

_____Fundamentals of Interpreting or Case Study

_____ Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA)

_____ BIPOC Student Stipend Fund

_____Gap Interpreter Stipend Fund


Please provide the following:

________ Copy of this form 

________ Copy of RID membership card 

________ Proof of SDCRID membership 

________ Copy of test date confirmation OR copy of verification letter from the faculty of the program in which you are enrolled as a 2nd year student.


Please email your  information to Scholarship@sdcrid.org  


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