The Scholarships and Awards Committee -solicits, reviews, and selects recipients for the association’s scholarships and awards.

Reports to: Board of Directors

Board Liaison: Kenya McPheeters


  • Amber Burley
  • Aaron Beninati
  • Taylor Engleman

For the term 2017-2021, Scholarships and Awards Committee members are charged to complete the following tasks:

  • Element #1: Manage the nomination/application process for awards and scholarships
    1. Evaluate and establish selection process inclusive of Deaf and diverse perspectives.
    2. Promote the scholarships and awards to the RID membership
    3. Solicit applications and nominations
    4. Select the final recipients
  • Element #2: Present the scholarships and awards to the recipients at the 2019 National Conference.