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Scholarship Opportunities

As with all professions, ASL/English interpreting credentials recognize that an individual demonstrates sufficient skills to provide basic interpreting services. 

 

These scholarships help support interpreters in pursuing certification and professional development prior to earning and along with certification. For more information on current exams, preparation materials, and to schedule an exam, check out the Center for Assessment of Sign Language Interpreters (CASLI.org) and the RID page on certification

(https://rid.org/rid-certification-overview/available-certification/).  

Deaf Interpreter Scholarships

Many Deaf people begin informal interpreting skills from a young age, but historically, few have pursued the work professionally. Deaf interpreters are language and cultural specialists that can enhance an interpreted event invaluably. ORID members have raised funds to support our Deaf colleagues pursuing certification and professional development. 

Please click on the link below to request these funds, and let us know more ways we can support you!

BIPOC

Scholarships

As with many fields in our country, the profession of ASL/English interpreting has long hurt for contributions from people of color who regularly face systemic issues creating barriers that many white interpreters do not experience. ORID members have raised funds to support our BIPOC colleagues pursuing certification and professional development.

Please click on the link below to request these funds, and let us know more ways we can support you!

Performance Exam 

Scholarships

These scholarships support uncertified interpreters in one part of the credentialing process, covering up to half of the registration cost for any current performance exams. 

Please click on the link below to request these funds, and let us know more ways we can support you!