OSEP Scholarship: Educational Interpreting Emphasis

The University of Northern Colorado
is the recipient of a 2015-2020 grant award from the
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs

The University of Northern Colorado was awarded a 5-year grant (2015-2020) from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs to establish the Professional Educational Interpreter Project (OSEP: #H325K150213).

This grant-funded scholarship will sponsor ASLEI students who are prepared to:

  1. Begin upper division/300 level coursework within the ASLEI major;
  2. Select educational interpreting as their emphasis area; and,
  3. Provide a 4-year service obligation with an IDEA eligible student(s), in exchange for the OSEP sponsorship.

Through a competitive process, up to 30 students will be selected for a ~$28,000 scholarship that is inclusive of: an educational tuition and stipend, summer onsite residence hall accommodations, and internship stipend if placement is away from student's home area.

The application to apply for the OSEP sponsorship can be completed as part of the ASLEI Application.

NOTE: If the student does not complete the bachelor's degree within the two years of sponsorship, or does not provide four years of service to an IDEA-eligible student, he/she must repay all the OSEP monies expended on his/her education to date.

For more information on the service obligation/pay-back requirements, read the following Service Obligation FAQs and federal guidelines carefully.  

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Credits Required:
Time to Completion:
11 semesters
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Delivery Options:
Online + Summer campus visits - start Summer or Fall term
Program Inquiries: Amy.Kroll@unco.edu
Administrative Coordinator:
Susan Brown
Program Director:
Leilani Johnson