RID is proud to offer our revamped Scholarships and Awards program. This program seeks to support and recognize our association’s members in meaningful ways while creating lasting connections for our community.
This scholarship will fund leadership training opportunities and preparation for individuals interested in serving the ASL interpreting field, RID as an organization, or the deaf community in a leadership capacity.
This award was established with a goal of recognizing individuals and organizations engaged in innovation, research and other entrepreneurial projects that positively impact the profession of sign language interpreting.
This annual scholarship is open to Deaf-Parented interpreters (Deaf or CODA) who are ready to apply for a CASLI interpreting exam including both portions of the exam. There will be up to two scholarship recipients each year. Applicants may apply for only one scholarship per year.
An oldie but a goodie, this service award is awarded biennially at the RID national conference, recognizing individuals who have had an outsized impact and demonstrated dedication to the field of interpreting and to the organization.
This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of interpreting and interpreter education. The award, started in 1985, is a national award jointly awarded by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), and the Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT). The recipient of this award is recognized at both the RID and CIT conventions.
Nomination form coming soon!
How to Apply.
General Scholarships and Awards Application Guidelines and Information.
All applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident (or DACA status)
Applicants must satisfy all general and award-specific requirements prior to application.
Membership Requirement: For all funds except for Career Exploration, the applicant must maintain a membership with the national RID organization in good standing. Higher awards will be granted to applicants who simultaneously maintain a voluntary membership with an RID affiliate chapter in good standing.
Applications will be accepted online, with awards granted on a yearly basis (at this time).
Individuals may only receive each award once. Unsuccessful applicants from previous award cycles may apply again for the same award during the next cycle.
All non-monetary awards must be redeemed within 12 months.
RID’s purpose is to serve equally our members, profession, and the public by promoting and advocating for qualified and effective interpreters in all spaces where intersectional diverse Deaf lives are impacted.
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. 333 Commerce Street Alexandria, VA 22314