I. Application Requirements/Materials:
To apply for the Bridging the Gap scholarship, applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Scholarship applicants must also provide language proficiency in English and the language they plan to interpret for. Applicants who are not able to provide proof of language proficiency in one of their languages can request a language assessment to be scheduled by InterSys, LLC. If an applicant is awarded the scholarship and does not have proof of language proficiency or does not pass their proficiency test, InterSys reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship awarded to that individual.
Proof of proficiency can be copies of any one of the following documents: High school diploma or equivalent, or university/college degree from a school using the assessed language(s); 5 or more years of verified professional experience working in the language(s) being assessed; State or federal court interpreter certification; Oral language exam results with scores equivalent to ACTFL Advanced Mid-level or ILR Level 2.
You will be prompted to submit the following materials in this application:
A completed scholarship application
An updated copy of your resume
A 500-1000 word essay (details provided in section VI)
Proof of high school graduation or college/university graduation
Proof of language proficiency in English
Proof of language proficiency in the language you interpret