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  • Performance Test Scholarship General Application Form

    Previous scholarships (WITA/EIPA and NIC Performance Test Scholarship) have now been combined with other performance exams including EIPA, NIC, BEI (Basic, Advance, or Master), OTC, SC:L, CDI, QMHI.

    Eligibility: Only Student, Voting, and Associate Members of WisRID in good standing may apply for scholarships. Candidates can only receive one performance test scholarship per calendar year.

    Application Materials: All application materials must be submitted together and attached to this General Application Form. Applicants shall attach any letters of intent, letters of recommendation, and video links to this form when prompted. All documents should be uploaded as PDF only.
  • Please attach application documents. Documents must be submitted in PDF format.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 100 MB.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 100 MB.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 100 MB.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 100 MB.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 100 MB.
  • NOTE: DO NOT SUBMIT BOTH A LETTER AND VIDEO FOR THE SAME RECOMMENDATION, ONLY A LETTER OR A VIDEO WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR EACH OF THE THREE REQUIRED LETTERS
    From RID Certified Interpreter or BEI Advanced Certified Interpreter
    From a Deaf Consumer
    From an Additional Individual
    WARNING: Application may take a few seconds to submit, please only hit the button once and wait for the Thank You message.

Performance Test Scholarship


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.

Applications are accepted annually and must be submitted online by 5pm on February 15th and July 15th.

Examples of events

The following exams will be supported by this scholarship

Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA)

National Interpreter Certification (NIC), CASLI Performance

Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) Performance Exams

Qualified Mental Health Interpreter Exams (QMHI) - Written Only

Certified Deaf Interpreter Exam (CDI)

The following exams will not be supported by this scholarship

NIC written

EIPA written

BEI Test of English Profeiciency (TEP)

All written exams are excluded from this scholarship, with the exception of QMHI exam.

Application Procedure

 

Applications are accepted annually and must be submitted online by 5pm on February 15th and July 15th.

Application Materials:

All applications must include the following items and submitted online:

  • General Scholarship Application Form (Click "Apply Now" above to access this application)
  • Letter of intent:
    • The letter should:
      • Explain why the candidate is qualified to receive the scholarship
      • Emphasize educational background, interpreting experience, and any involvement with WisRID and RID
      • Must identify the test for which the candidate is applying

 

  • Letters of Recommendation
    • One (1) letter of recommendation submitted by a RID nationally certified interpreter or BEI Advanced/or above interpreter who is not a relative and not an interpreter trainer in a formally established interpreter training program
    • One (1) letter of recommendation submitted by a Deaf consumer, who is not a relative and not an interpreter trainer in a formally established interpreter training program
    • One (1) letter of recommendation submitted by an individual, who may or may not be an interpreter or Deaf consumer, but can speak to the candidate’s character, communication skills, and other outstanding qualities

 

  • Video Recommendations
    • Videos in ASL are allowed to be submitted in lieu of a written letter of recommendation.
    • Videos must be no more than four (4) minutes in length. Video link must be submitted by applicant along with other application materials.

Candidates must submit a signed Proof of Test Completion form by the testing administrator, such as the LTA, to the Performance Test Scholarship Coordinator. Voucher will only reimburse a candidate for the test on their scholarship application. The candidate does not have to pass the test to receive reimbursement.

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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