FRID Scholarships

FRID awards scholarships each year for qualified members to take the NIC written and performance exams, and the EIPA performance.  Scholarships are awarded once each year in October. 

Applications are accepted anytime during the year and should be scanned and emailed to ATTN: FRID Scholarship Committee

Shannon Simon EIPA Performance Scholarship

Application deadline:  October 1, 2016

Shirley T Herald RID Scholarship


Congratulations 2015 winner - Holli Tempe

Application deadline:  October 1, 2016

Betty Edwards Scholarship

Application deadline:  October 1, 2016

The annual $150.00 Betty Edwards Scholarship is awarded for an interpreter mentorship, or an interpreter diagnostic assessment, to an applicant that satisfies the below criteria:  

  1. Is currently enrolled in a Florida Sign Language Interpreter Training Program
  2. Does not hold RID national certification. 
  3. Provide three (3) letters of recommendation speaking to the applicant's desire to pursue a career as a sign language interpreter. One letter from a certified interpreter, one letter from an instructor from the applicant's interpreter program, and one letter from a member of the Deaf community. 
  4. Provide a description of how the scholarship will be used.
  5. Indicate in what way you will support FRID in the year following receipt of award. 
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