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2020 Applications will open September 1!

(Awarded October 2020) 


(If you are applying for more than one scholarship please fill out separate applications)


Pioneer Education Scholarship - $500

This scholarship was created to honor those Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing individuals who were involved during the time of MRID’s establishment, who have encouraged and guided interpreters throughout the years, and who have passed away. 

GOAL:  To aid a Deaf or hearing student/emerging interpreter with the cost of their training or education towards becoming a certified interpreter.  Examples include: 40 hour CDI training, tuition assistance for an associate's or bachelor’s degree interpreting training program, or tuition assistance for a bachelor’s degree to sit for an RID certification exam.

CRITERIA:

  • Current member of MRID.
  • Provide proof of training or education they are seeking the scholarship for.


    Pioneer Interpreter of Color Education Scholarship - $500

    This scholarship was created to promote and foster the growth and development of Deaf and hearing interpreters of color in Minnesota.

    GOAL:  To aid a Deaf or hearing student/emerging interpreter of color with the cost of their training or education towards becoming a certified interpreter. Examples include: 40 hour CDI training, tuition assistance for an associate's or bachelor’s degree interpreting training program, or tuition assistance for a bachelor’s degree to sit for an RID certification exam.

    CRITERIA:

    • Current member of MRID.
    • Provide proof of training or education they are seeking the scholarship for.


      Certification Scholarship - $300

      This scholarship was created to support the increase of certified interpreters in Minnesota.

      GOAL:  to aid a Deaf or hearing interpreter with the cost of their NIC, CDI, or EIPA written or performance certification exam.

      CRITERIA:

      • Current member of MRID.
      • Provide proof they are eligible to sit for the exam they are seeking the scholarship for.


      Interpreter of Color Certification Scholarship - $300

      This scholarship was created to support the increase of certified interpreters of color in Minnesota.

      GOAL:  to aid a Deaf or hearing interpreter of color with the cost of their NIC, CDI, or EIPA written or performance certification exam. 

      CRITERIA:

      • Current member of MRID.
      • Provide proof they are eligible to sit for the exam they are seeking the scholarship for.


      Mary Burnes Mentorship Scholarship - $100

      (2 scholarships available)

      This scholarship was created to honor Mary Burnes, and her passion for creating mentoring opportunities to allow interpreters to grow and improve. She believed that we are better when we collaborate together.

      GOAL:  to aid a Deaf or hearing interpreter with the cost of hiring a mentor.

      CRITERIA:

      • Current member of MRID.
      • Provide proof of mentorship.


      Stephen Medlicott Professional Development Scholarship - $200

      This scholarship was created to honor Stephen Medlicott, and his many years of planning MRID conferences, workshops, and Camp ASL.

      GOAL:  to aid a Deaf or hearing interpreter with the cost of a professional development opportunity. Examples include: conferences, workshops, webinars, and Camp ASL. 

      CRITERIA:

      • Current member of MRID.
      • Provide proof of the professional development opportunity they are seeking the scholarship for.
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