FRID Scholarships

FRID awards several scholarships each year for qualified members. These scholarships range from RID/CASLI tests to the EIPA performance test to a monetary award. Read below for more details on each scholarship.

The deadline for all scholarships is Friday, October 27, 2017 by 11:59 PM.

The winners will be announced during the Annual Business Meeting.

Current FRID Testing Scholarships

SHIRLEY T. HERALD RID SCHOLARSHIPS

In honor of Shirley Herald, former FRID Board member, the Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf will award scholarships annually to members who wish to sit for national level interpreter examinations. 

One scholarship will be awarded for an RID written examination (the knowledge-based examination for either the NIC or the CDI). Additionally, one scholarship will be awarded for an RID performance examination (NIC or CDI).

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SHANNON SIMON EIPA PERFORMANCE TEST SCHOLARSHIP

In honor of Shannon Simon and her fervid commitment to educational interpreters, the Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf will award one scholarship annually for the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (performance exam only).

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An application will be considered complete once the online application (FRID Testing Scholarship Application) has been submitted and all necessary documentation has been received by FRID Secretary (secretary@fridcentral.org)

FRID Testing Scholarship Criteria

  • Been a FRID member in good standing for at least 2 years
  • Agree to remain a FRID member in good standing for the next 2 years
  • Never before received the scholarship for which they are applying
    - A candidate may only receive one written examination scholarship and one performance scholarship during their lifetime (they may receive one of each)

Must submit the following documentation:

  • Documentation of being a working interpreter or of being in last year of ITP (For written exams only)
  • Documentation of passing EIPA written test (For EIPA performance scholarship only)
  • Two (2) letters from nationally certified interpreters indicating the applicant’s readiness to sit for the examination
  • Applicant's letter indicating what they have done to prepare for the test, and indicating how applicant will support FRID in the years following receipt of award
All documentation should be emailed to secretary@fridcentral.org

Current FRID Monetary Scholarships

Betty Edwards Scholarship

In honor of Betty Edwards, first President of FRID, the Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf will award one scholarship annually in the amount of $150. 

This scholarship shall be applied to help a student of the profession achieve growth in a professional capacity. 

The funds can be used for an interpreter diagnostic assessment, an interpreter mentorship, or other purpose as deemed appropriate by the Board of FRID.

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An application will be considered complete once the online application (FRID Monetary Scholarship Application) has been submitted and all necessary documentation has been received by FRID Secretary (secretary@fridcentral.org)

FRID Monetary Scholarship Criteria

  • Be a student currently enrolled in a Florida Sign Language Interpreter Training Program
  • Does not hold RID national certification
  • Be a FRID member in good standing
  • Agree to remain a FRID member in good standing for the next 2 years
  • Never before received the scholarship for which they are applying

Must submit the following documentation:

  • Documentation of current enrollment in a Florida Sign Language Interpreter Training Program
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation speaking to the applicant's desire to pursue a career as a sign language interpreter:
    1)  One letter from a certified interpreter
    2) One letter from an instructor from the applicant's interpreter program
    3)  One letter from a member of the Deaf community
  • Applicant's letter describing how the scholarship will be used, and indicating how applicant will support FRID in the years following receipt of award
All documentation should be emailed to secretary@fridcentral.org
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