Spring 2021 CoreCHI™ Scholarship Cycle is from April 1 until May 31, 2021.

CCHI Commissioners are proud to continue offering the “Discover Healthcare Interpreting” CoreCHI™ Scholarship during these hard and unpredictable times. InterpreterEd.com is the sponsor of the 2021 Spring Cycle.

InterpreterEd.com specializes in training bicultural and bilingual individuals in the knowledge and skills needed to become qualified medical or healthcare interpreters and to successfully obtain professional certification. Our 40-hour training program is language supportive. We provide bilingual course materials and coaching for all students, whatever their language of service. This course is offered via in-person and live, online formats. We also offer a selection of continuing education courses on topics of specific interest to healthcare and medical interpreters.

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.

CCHI will award up to five (5) scholarships, in the amount of $210 each.

Applications for the Spring 2021 Cycle will be accepted from April 1, 2021 until May 31, 2021.  The Spring 2021 scholarship winners will be announced on July 15, 2021. 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?

    Please read and follow the instructions. The Scholarship 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, 2021.

    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, 2021 and by 11:59 pm PDT on May 31, 2021.

    Applications for the Fall Cycle must be submitted via email from September 15, 2021 and b11:59 pm PDT on November 10, 2021.

    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, 2021.

    The winners of the Fall Cycle scholarships are announced on December 15, 2021.

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