The 2016 Scholars Reception
From left to right: Gladys Matthews, Melinda Gonzalez-Hibner,
Rosemary Dann, Claudia Villalba, Yeni Dávila, Rob Cruz, Odilia Peña,
Ali Salcedo, Garrett Michaelson Bradford, Tina Peña

NAJIT Scholar Program – 2017

What is the NAJIT Scholar Program?

The Scholars program of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT) selects up to five scholars currently enrolled in or who have graduated from translation and interpretation programs in North America in 2016 and 2017 to attend NAJIT’s 38th Annual Educational Conference. The Conference will be held from May 19-21, 2017. Full details can be found on our main conference page.

Who is Eligible to apply?

Spoken Language or Visual Language (American Sign Language) Translating or Interpreting (T&I) students and 2016 graduates of a T&I program may apply for one of the 2017 NAJIT Scholars Awards.  There is no limit to the number of applications any given T&I Program may submit for consideration. Previous recipients of this Scholarship are not eligible to reapply. Active members of NAJIT are not eligible to apply for this Award unless they can verify their T&I student status.

What do I receive with the NAJIT Scholar Award?

Each successful applicant under this program, the 2017 “NAJIT Scholar Award,” shall receive the following:

NAJIT’s Executive Director, Rob Cruz, with the 2016 NAJIT Scholars: Yeni Dávila, Garrett Michaelson Bradford, Odilia Peña

  • Complimentary registration for NAJIT’s 38th Annual Educational Conference;
  • A stipend of $500 (in the form of a check to be presented at the conference) to help the NAJIT Scholars meet lodging or travel expenses, or to be used any way the Scholar deems fit;
  • Complimentary registration for one full day pre-conference workshop or two half-day pre-conference workshops, and
  • Complimentary student membership in NAJIT for one full year, including a one-year subscription to NAJIT’s publication, Proteus

Note: Transportation, lodging arrangements, and costs associated with travel are the sole responsibility of the NAJIT Scholar. The NAJIT Scholar will need to cover three nights in the conference hotel. A discounted hotel rate is available for reservations made prior to April 17th, 2017 (Make your reservation early as space is limited). NAJIT will assist the Scholars in making roommate arrangements if possible, but cannot guarantee that a suitable roommate will be available. Conference events that are included in the NAJIT Scholars Award are: the Friday evening Scholars’ Reception, continental breakfasts on Saturday/Sunday, the Saturday group luncheon for the Annual Business Meeting, and the Saturday evening reception.

In the event a Scholar is unable to attend the conference and utilize NAJIT’s Scholarship, the $500 stipend shall be forfeited.  The registration fees waived under the scholarship have no cash value.

Scholarship applications must be submitted by March 13, 2017.

NAJIT Scholar Program

NAJIT Scholar Program – Application Process

  • Applications for the 2017 NAJIT Scholars Program can be found here.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically in a Word-compatible document. Scanned applications will not be accepted.
  • No mailed-in applications will be accepted.
  • All applications must be received by March 13, 2017. Applications received after that date will not be considered.
  • All application forms and written queries sent to NAJIT must be in English.
  • Applications will not be considered by the judges if any section of the required information fields is left blank or incomplete.

The Chair of the NAJIT Board of Directors will notify all Scholarship Recipients of the results immediately after the judges’ decision. No later than March 27, 2017.

Please review the full 2017 NAJIT Scholar Program Policies and Procedures for complete details.