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UMTIA Scholarship – Deadline October 15th!

UMTIA (Upper Midwest Translators & Interpreters Association) will award four (4) individual $600 scholarships each year to further the education of individuals who are entering or are already pursuing a post-secondary education degree in the fields of translation or interpreting in Minnesota.  Preference is for students in the languages of lesser diffusion.



Applicants must be UMTIA members pursuing a degree in Translation & Interpretation at the University of Minnesota or Century College.  Qualities to be considered in the evaluation process include: advanced language skills, intent to work in the fields of translation and/or interpretation, and willingness to serve the community.


Note: This scholarship wishes to favor interpreters and translators in languages of lesser diffusion (based on data provided by MDH, this would be those who speak a language which is not among the top 10 non-English languages in the State).


Supporting documents:

  • Official high school (or higher education) transcripts or equivalent
  • Proof of acceptance in the Translation and Interpretating program
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation with contact information from supervisors or professors of translation/interpretation
  • Current resume
  • Proof of Language Testing (as selected by their program) and level obtained


Deadline for application: Please submit scholarship applications by October 15 for the Fall semester, and by March 15 for the Spring semester.


Submission: by email to [email protected] or mail to:

UMTIA Scholarship

Attn: Elisa Gustafson

3500 Oliver Ave N

Minneapolis, MN 55412


UMTIA will publicly recognize the scholarship winner at an UMTIA event (either a workshop or our Annual Meeting). We encourage applicants and scholarship winners to participate in UMTIA events to become familiar with the profession and UMTIA members.


Contact: UMTIA at [email protected] with any questions.

IMPORTANT:   UMTIA reserves the right to request further information from the applicant in order to better determine their qualifications. Upon acceptance, the scholarship funds will be awarded only after the student has submitted evidence of completion of a course in one of the Translation and Interpreting programs mentioned above.

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