The 2019 Fall Cycle scholarships are made possible thanks to the generous contribution from the CCHI Commissioners and the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (https://www.ncihc.org).
The National Council on Interpreting in Health Care is a multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to promote and enhance language access in health care in the United States. The NCIHC started as an informal working group in 1994 and met yearly until it was formally established in 1998. The group is composed of leaders from around the country who work as medical interpreters, interpreter service coordinators and trainers, clinicians, policymakers, advocates and researchers. The NCIHC is a membership organization.
CCHI Commissioners donated their speaking engagements honoraria to the 2019 Fall Scholarship cycle.
The Fall 2019 recipients of the “Discover Healthcare Interpreting” CoreCHI™ Scholarship are:
1. Nayshunda O. Burke (ASL, GA)
2. Laureta Comeau (Albanian, MA)
3. Galina Iancu (Romanian, NC)
4. Hom N. Pokhrel (Nepali, MN)
5. Natalia Wolff (Russian, IL)
Applications for the Spring 2020 Cycle will be accepted from April 1, 2020 until May 31, 2020.
Each scholarship is $210 and covers the CCHI application fee ($35) and the fee for one administration of the CoreCHI™ exam ($175).
Click here to download the Scholarship Application in MS Word format. Please read and follow the instructions. The application consists of 4 sections:
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 email@example.com by 11:59 pm PDT on October 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.
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 by 11:59 pm PDT on October 31, 2019.
Applications submitted outside these dates are not reviewed.
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.
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.