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SDCRID Scholarships/Stipends


***Email scholarship@sdcrid.org to ensure scholarships/stipends are available before applying ***


SDCRID offers scholarships awarding compensation on a reimbursement basis 

for the generalist knowledge exam or the performance exam (ongoing)


Tests included:


Requirements FOR PERFORMANCE EXAM SCHOLARSHIP (5 scholarships - up to half reimbursed): 

  • Be an SDCRID member in good standing at least 6 consecutive months prior to applying. 
  • Have not previously been awarded a scholarship for the same exact assessment or test. 
  • Proof of current membership of national RID.
  • The test-date confirmation letter from the test site.
  • Receipt showing payment for the assessment or test.
  • Apply for the scholarship prior to taking the assessment or test.


Requirements FOR BLACK INDIGENOUS PEOPLE of COLOR (BIPOC)  GENERALIST KNOWLEDGE EXAM SCHOLARSHIP (5 scholarships):

  • Be an SDCRID member in good standing.
  • Have not previously been awarded a scholarship for the same exact assessment or test. 
  • Proof of current membership of national RID.
  • The test-date confirmation letter from CASLI.
  • Receipt showing payment for the assessment or test.
  • Apply for the scholarship prior to taking the assessment or test.


**If you receive a scholarship for the exam or assessment and want to retake either (for whatever reason), you may not receive further scholarships from SDCRID.  If you did not receive a scholarship from SDCRID and took the exam, you are eligible for a scholarship for the retake.



SDCRID provides stipends to diversify and support the growth of our local interpreting pool (ongoing)


Requirements for SECOND YEAR BLACK INDIGENOUS PEOPLE of COLOR (BIPOC) STUDENT STIPEND (5 stipends; $150 each):

  • Confirm that stipends are still available.

  • Be an SDCRID member in good standing.

  • Must be the first time requesting a stipend or scholarship from SDCRID.  

  • A verification letter from the faculty of the program in which you are enrolled as a 2nd year student. 


Requirements for BLACK INDIGENOUS PEOPLE of COLOR (BIPOC) GAP INTERPRETER STIPEND (5 stipends; $150 each):

We define gap interpreters as those who are no longer students and not yet certified.  These stipends are for professional development expenses en route to becoming certified.  Gap interpreters includes those following non-traditional pathways to becoming certified (including Deaf interpreters and heritage signers).

  • Confirm that stipends are still available.

  • Be an SDCRID member in good standing.

  • Must be the first time requesting a stipend from SDCRID.  
  • A short statement outlining your professional development plans and how the stipend will support that.


HOW TO APPLY:

Please fill out this Scholarship Application and you will be notified of the status of your request.

If you have any questions email scholarship@sdcrid.org


***ONLY ONE SCHOLARSHIP OR STIPEND PER PERSON ALLOWED***

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