NAJIT Conference Scholarship Program

What is the NAJIT Conference Scholarship Program?

This program of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT), makes it possible for a maximum of five qualified applicants to be awarded a scholarship to attend NAJIT’s 45th Annual Conference. Scholarship winners must be available to attend the annual conference from May 17 to 19, 2024, at the OMNI Providence Hotel in Providence, RI. Full details of the event may be found here.

NAJIT Conference Scholarship Program

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Who is Eligible to apply?

To qualify, applicants must be currently enrolled in or have graduated from an academically accredited translation and interpreting (T&I) degree or certificate program in 2023 or 2024.  There is no limit to the number of students or recent graduates who may apply from any one T&I Program, however, previous recipients of this scholarship may not reapply. Active members of NAJIT are eligible for this award only if they can verify their T&I student status. Continuing education credits will be granted only to scholarship recipients who are active members. To receive a conference certificate of attendance, selected scholarship recipients must upgrade their complimentary student membership to an active membership.

What do I receive with the NAJIT Conference Scholarship Award?

Each successful applicant, will receive a “NAJIT Conference Scholarship” award which encompasses the following:

  • Complimentary registration for NAJIT’s Annual Conference
  • A stipend of $500 (in the form of a check to be presented at the conference) to be used however the recipient deems appropriate
  • Complimentary registration for two half-day pre-conference workshops
  • Complimentary student membership in NAJIT for one full year

Note: Transportation, lodging arrangements, and any other costs associated with travel are the sole responsibility of the NAJIT Conference Scholarship recipient. The award recipient will need to cover the expense of a three-night stay in the conference hotel. A discounted hotel rate is available for reservations made prior to April 26, 2024 (reservations should be made early as space is limited). If possible, NAJIT will assist award recipients in making roommate arrangements, but cannot guarantee that a suitable roommate will be available. The following conference events are included in the NAJIT Conference Scholarship Award: the Friday evening Welcome Event, the Friday evening Conference Scholarship Recipient Reception, continental breakfasts on Saturday/Sunday, the group luncheon for the Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, and the Saturday evening reception.

In the event that an award recipient is unable to attend the conference and avail themselves of NAJIT’s Conference 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 1, 2024.

NAJIT Conference Scholarship Program – Application Process

  • Applications for the 2024 NAJIT Conference Scholarship Program can be found here.
  • Essays must be submitted electronically in a Word-compatible document. Scanned or PDF applications will not be accepted.
  • No mail-in applications will be accepted.
  • All applications must be received by March 1, 2024. 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 29, 2024.

Please review the full 2024 NAJIT Scholars Program for complete details.