The scholarship is made possible by grant funds provided by the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation. The purpose of the grant was to defray applicant cost associated with exam registration fees for languages other than Spanish.
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Have you previously taken the Oral Certification Exam?
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Terms and Conditions:
With the submission of this Scholarship Application to the Georgia Commission on Interpreters (hereinafter “Commission”), I am applying to receive a scholarship award that may reimburse me a portion of the cost of either my Orientation Workshop registration fee or my testing application fees for the Oral Certification Exam to be held in December 2017 (hereinafter “Scholarship Award”). I understand that I must submit all applicable application fees with my Orientation Workshop registration, or Oral Certification Exam registration, and that if awarded the Scholarship Award I will receive a refund from the Commission of the applicable registration fees.

I understand that I must be conditionally approved to be awarded the preparatory kit.

I understand that to receive consideration for the Scholarship Award this Scholarship Application must be received by the Commission office no later than October 1, 2017. I understand that the cost for the Orientation Workshop registration fee and/or Oral Certification Exam fee must be paid from my personal funds. Registration fees paid by my employer or third party, including a court or other governmental agency, are not eligible for reimbursement under this scholarship.
Upon receipt by the Commission, I understand that this Scholarship Application may be evaluated by a committee of persons consisting of Commission staff and selected Georgia court interpreter(s). All scholarship recipients must be Georgia residents. I understand that submission of this Scholarship Application in no way guarantees a Scholarship Award but allows for qualification for a Scholarship Award and that this application may be denied for any reason.

I understand that the Scholarship Award for which I am applying is funded by a grant; if for any reason this source of funding becomes non-existent or is insufficient, I understand that I may not receive a Scholarship Award even though I may meet the criteria for a Scholarship Award. I indemnify the Commission and the State of Georgia and its officers, employees, and instrumentalities from any loss or liability resulting from this Scholarship Application or any Scholarship Award.

I acknowledge that all of the above information and statements provided by me in response to the Scholarship Application are true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I agree that if I am awarded a Scholarship Award based upon false or misleading information or statements, I will reimburse the Commission the total cost of my Scholarship Award. I agree that if I do not take the test on the specified day(s) I will not be reimbursed for any and all test fees.

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