Spring 2019 CoreCHI™ Scholarship Cycle is open now, April 1-May 31, 2019.

We are excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of CCHI and national certification by working on exciting new projects and giving back to the profession. We are grateful and honored to have tremendous support for our initiatives from the industry, from language services and interpreter training companies. The 2019 Spring Cycle scholarships are made possible thanks to the generous contribution from Voices For Health (https://voicesforhealth.com, Grand Rapids, MI).

Voices For Health stands by its mission to “improve access to healthcare, education and social services through comprehensive language and culture solutions.” Since 1997, their personalized approach, experience and expertise have helped customers to meet the language needs of limited-English speaking and Deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals and families. Click here to learn why Voices For Health supports certification.

We express our deep gratitude to Carlos Pava and Michelle Scott personally for being instrumental in providing the support.

CCHI Chair Margarita Bekker (center) meeting with sponsors Carlos Pava and Michelle Scott during CHIA conference.

Thanks to the generous contribution from Voices For Health, CCHI will award up to five (5) scholarships, in the amount of $210 each.

The Spring 2019 scholarship winners were announced on July 15, 2019. Read more.

  • What is the scholarship amount?

    Each scholarship is $210 and covers the CCHI application fee ($35) and the fee for one administration of the CoreCHI™ exam ($175).

  • How to apply?

    Click here to download the Scholarship Application in MS Word format. Please read and follow the instructions. The application consists of 4 sections:

    • Demographic information
    • Statements of Eligibility and Release of Liability
    • Essay on one of the specified topics (300-500 words)
    • Applicant’s bio.

    The application must be complete and emailed as one (1) file. Incomplete applications are not reviewed.

    Email the complete application as an MS Word or pdf file attachment to scholarship@cchicertification.org by 11:59 pm PDT on May 31, 2019.

    The scholarships are awarded only to new applicants (i.e. those who have not submitted a certification application prior to the scholarship award) and cannot be used retroactively.

  • Who can apply?

    • Interpreters who meet CCHI’s eligibility requirements.
    • Interpreters of languages for whom a CHI™ oral performance exam is not available, i.e. CoreCHI™ candidates. This scholarship is not available to Arabic, Mandarin or Spanish interpreters. (We are looking for potential sponsors of the CHI™ certification candidates.)
    • Interpreters who agree to take the CoreCHI™ exam within six (6) months of receiving the scholarship.
  • When to apply?

    Applications for the Spring Cycle must be submitted via email from April 1, 2019 and by 11:59 pm PDT on May 31, 2019.

    Applications for the Fall Cycle must be submitted via email from September 1, 2019 and b11:59 pm PDT on October 31, 2019.

    Applications submitted outside these dates are not reviewed.

  • How are winners selected?

    • CCHI Scholarship Committee reviews complete applications submitted within the announced deadline.
    • Applicants must meet CCHI certification eligibility criteria.
    • Applicants must agree to all terms of Section 2 of the application.
    • CCHI representatives may contact finalists for an over-the-phone/teleconferencing interview as part of the selection process.

    CCHI Scholarship Committee awards scholarships based on merit. The number of scholarships awarded each cycle depends on the funds availability and is subject to change. CCHI reserves the right to suspend or discontinue scholarship awards at any time and without any notice.

  • When are winners announced?

    The winners of the Spring Cycle scholarships are announced on July 15, 2019.

    The winners of the Fall Cycle scholarships are announced on December 15, 2019.

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