Fall 2022 CoreCHI™ Scholarship Cycle is open as of September 22, 2022.

CCHI Commissioners are proud to continue offering the “Discover Healthcare Interpreting” CoreCHI™ Scholarship during these hard and unpredictable times. The 2022 Fall Cycle scholarships are made possible thanks to the generous contribution from Atrium Health (https://atriumhealth.org). We express our deep gratitude to Danilo Formolo, Assistant Vice President of Language Access, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, personally for being instrumental in providing the support. We commend Atrium Health for being the first healthcare organization to sponsor this scholarship! The purpose of the scholarship is to support interpreters of languages for which only the CoreCHI™ certification is currently available, including refugee languages and languages of lesser diffusion.



Atrium Health is a nationally recognized leader in shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education and compassionate patient care. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health is an integrated, nonprofit health system with more than 70,000 teammates serving patients at 40 hospitals and more than 1,400 care locations. Ranked nationally among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals in eight pediatric specialties and for rehabilitation, Atrium Health has also received the American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality Prize and its 2021 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award, as well as the 2020 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Equity Award for its efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in care. Atrium Health believes that good communication is essential to high-quality, compassionate healthcare. All care locations of Atrium Health can provide interpreting services in-person or over the phone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. While the in-house interpreters speak mostly Spanish, remote interpretation services are offered in more than 200 languages, including American Sign Language (ASL) for the deaf and hard-of-hearing patients.

CCHI will award up to five (5) scholarships, in the amount of $231 each.

The Fall 2022 scholarship winners will be announced on December 15, 2022. Read more.

  • What is the scholarship amount?

    Each scholarship is $231 and covers the CCHI application fee ($40) and the fee for one administration of the CoreCHI™ exam ($191).

  • How to apply?

    Please read and follow the instructions. The Scholarship Application consists of 4 sections:

    • Demographic information
    • Statements of Eligibility and Release of Liability
    • Applicant’s bio
    • Essay or an oral presentation (recording) on one of the specified topics

    The application must be complete and emailed as an attachment. Incomplete applications are not reviewed.

    Requirements for a written essay:

    1. Length: 300-500 words
    2. Format: only MS Word or PDF files are accepted
    3. How to submit: email to scholarship@cchicertification.org  as an attachment (together with the application)

    Requirements for an oral presentation (recording):

    1. Length: 2-3 minutes in duration
    2. Identification: State your name and the topic you are responding to at the beginning of the recording.
    3. Format: only MP3 or MP4 (video or audio-only) files are accepted
    4. How to submit: Email your audio recording to scholarship@cchicertification.org by either attaching the file OR sharing a link to the file located in your cloud storage.

    Email the complete application as an MS Word or PDF file attachment and your written essay or oral presentation (recording) to scholarship@cchicertification.org by 11:59 pm PDT on October 31, 2022.

    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. The scholarship does not apply to applicants whose certification lapsed and who are re-starting the certification process.

  • 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.
    • NOTE: Previous CoreCHI™ certificants, whose certification expired, are not eligible for the scholarship.
  • When to apply?

    Applications for the Spring Cycle must be submitted via email from April 1, 2022 and by 11:59 pm PDT on May 31, 2022.

    Applications for the Fall Cycle must be submitted via email from September 22, 2022 and b11:59 pm PDT on October 31, 2022.

    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, 2022.

    The winners of the Fall Cycle scholarships are announced on December 15, 2022.

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