The Upper Midwest Translators and Interpreters Association (UMTIA) is proud to provide academic scholarships as a way to recognize and support UMTIA members who are aspiring to further their education in interpreting and/or translation by pursuing a degree or certificate through an accredited institution. Two scholarships of $600 each are to be awarded throughout the year to individuals selected by the committee.
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To support further education of interpreters and translators by providing scholarships on behalf of the Upper Midwest Translators and Interpreters Association to individuals actively pursuing a degree or certificate in the field of translation and interpreting. Preference is for students in 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.
Deadline to submit the application: October 15 for Fall Semester and March 15 for Spring Semester.
All applicants must be current UMTIA members and show proof of high school diploma or an equivalent, acceptance into a university level program in Translation or Interpretation and pass the language screening test selected by the program for A & B languages (Example: Oral Proficiency Interview or OPI).
The scholarship will give priority to individuals interpreting in languages of lesser diffusion based on the data provided by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). (This would be those who speak a language which is not among the top 10 non-English languages in the state.)
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.