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Performance Scholarship

Performance Scholarship

Funds raised from the annual silent auction at Fall Conference go to support this scholarship.

Scholarship Info

All written exams are excluded from this scholarship (i.e. NIC written, EIPA written, BEI Test of English Proficiency, etc.) with the exception of the QMHI exam.

The following exams will be supported by this scholarship

  • EIPA
  • NIC
  • BEI (Basic, Advanced, Master)
  • CDI
  • QMHI (written exam)

The number of scholarships able to be awarded may change depending on the financial stability of WisRID. Each scholarship will cover the fees for taking a performance test excluding additional charges for out-of-state or non-member rate. Candidates are asked if they are receiving additional assistance for the exam to indicate the amount and the amount remaining would then be covered by this scholarship. Candidates can only receive one performance test scholarship per calendar year. If a candidate applies for the first deadline and is not selected as a scholarship recipient, then he/she may reapply for the second deadline. Recipients that have not received a scholarship in the past calendar year will get priority.

Leo Dicker Memorial Fund

The Leo Dicker Memorial Fund is available to all Voting, Associate, and Student members seeking assistance with general professional development or mentoring costs. Submit your request to the Leo Dicker Memorial Fund Coordinator one month or more prior to the beginning date for the class, workshop, etc. you would like to participate in. Requests can be made for up to half of the actual registration cost and up to half of your travel expenses. The actual amount awarded to each recipient will depend on the amount of funds available and the number of applicants for a given year.

The Scholarship Review Group will consider the merits of your request as well as the current solvency of the fund and make the recommendation to the board to either award or decline funds or partial funds accordingly.

Examples of events
  • Mental Health Interpreter Training Institute
  • RID National and Regional Conferences
  • WisRID Fall Conference
  • Workshops on interpreting in-state and out-of-state
Your application packet must include
  • Proof of WisRID membership (Applicants must be a member for a minimum of 30 days prior to due date of scholarships.)
  • Advertisement of the activity with full registration contact information
  • A description of the registration costs and travel costs
  • The specific amount of funds you are requesting
  • An explanation of the benefit of attendance to you
  • An explanation of the benefit of attendance to WisRID
  • An account of your volunteer activities related to WisRID events/committees, as well as those in the Deaf community, in which you are, or have been involved.

Send application packet to the Leo Dicker Memorial Fund Coordinator at trainingfunds@wisrid.org.

Recipients will be responsible to pay the difference between the funds awarded and the cost of the activity. Only one (1) grant will be awarded per member per year.

Hedy Miller Memorial Fund

The Hedy Miller Memorial Fund is available to Voting, Associate, and Student members seeking assistance with professional development or mentoring costs relating to legal or religious interpreting. Submit your request to the Hedy Miller Memorial Fund Coordinator one month or more prior to the beginning date for the class, workshop, etc. you would like to participate in. Requests can be made for up to half of the actual registration cost and up to half of your travel expenses. The actual amount awarded to each recipient will depend on the amount of funds available and the number of applicants for a given year.

The Scholarship Review Group will consider the merits of your request as well as the current solvency of the fund and make the recommendation to the board to either award or decline funds or partial funds accordingly.

Your application packet must include
  • Proof of WisRID membership (Applicants must be a member for a minimum of 30 days prior to due date of scholarships.)
  • Advertisement of the activity with full registration contact information
  • A description of the registration costs and travel costs
  • The specific amount of funds you are requesting
  • An explanation of the benefit of attendance to you
  • An explanation of the benefit of attendance to WisRID
  • An account of your volunteer activities related to WisRID events/committees, as well as those in the Deaf community, in which you are, or have been involved.

Send application packet to the Hedy Miller Memorial Fund Coordinator at trainingfunds@wisrid.org

Recipients will be responsible to pay the difference between the funds awarded and the cost of the activity. Only one (1) grant will be awarded per member per year.

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