ALABAMA REGISTRY OF INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF
Louise Wohlford Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of the Louise Wohlford Memorial Scholarship Fund is to provide payment of registration fees for conferences or workshops providing RID CEUs. Interpreters may request a scholarship for the “Early Bird” registration rate.
A total maximum of $2,000 may be awarded per calendar year from this fund. Multiple scholarship applications from an individual will be accepted, however primary consideration will be given to applicants who have yet to receive funds. An individual may not exceed $300 in scholarship awards in any one calendar year.
To qualify for the Louise Wohlford Memorial Scholarship, applicants must:
1. Be a member in good standing with RID and ALRID,
2. Be in compliance with ALBIT,
3. Complete scholarship application
4. Provide a copy of current RID, ALRID, and ALBIT cards
5. Submit a copy of completed conference or workshop registration at the Early Bird rate.
After all documentation is received, the ALRID treasurer will provide each scholarship recipient a check in the amount of the Early Bird registration fee written to the hosting conference organization. Documentation of attendance must be sent to the treasurer within 30 days of the end of the conference/workshop. Documentation may be a certificate of attendance, RID transcript, etc., submitted via mail or in a digital format. Any refunds for cancellations shall be repaid in full to ALRID in care of the treasurer.
The family of Louise Wohlford hopes that the scholarship will help you further your professional goals as a successful sign language interpreter. Louise Wohlford had a passion for teaching sign language to anyone she met and was a goodwill ambassador for the Deaf wherever she went which included Saudi Arabia and Europe. She loved countless people and was known for her bright smile, warm hugs, and energetic service to others. Her family has sought to emulate those qualities. Louise was eager to tell of her family of 8 certified interpreters which included all three of her children and five of her grandchildren.
Heartfelt thanks go to the many loving contributors to this memorial fund. May you, as the recipient of this award, succeed in and enjoy this wonderful profession, which is your passport into the rich culture and lives of the myriad Deaf people you will come to know. May God bless you and your work.
Cynthia Wohlford Frey
Eddie Wohlford, Jr.
Belinda Wohlford (Brewer) Montgomery
Robin Wohlford Pass
Jodie Brewer Jernigan
Lisa Frey Barrick
Ben Brewer (Russian Interpreter)