Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Language Services Associates Establishes New Scholarship Fund for Language Scholars at MIIS

New Scholarship Fund for Language Scholars

MIIS students practice interpretation in the Irvine Auditorium.

October 8, 2010

The Monterey Institute of International Studies and Language Services Associates (LSA), a global language service provider offering a full suite of multicultural solutions, are proud to announce the establishment of The Language Services Associates Scholarship Fund at MIIS. The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to ambitious and worthy students who are otherwise unable to afford to attend the Monterey Institute.

“We have always believed in the mission and core values of the Monterey Institute, which is why many of our independently contracted linguists, as well as select employees and external consultants, are proud MIIS graduates,” said Laura K.T. Schriver, President and CEO, LSA. “What most people may not realize is that one-third of Monterey’s students are international and are therefore ineligible to receive federal aid. With this new scholarship fund, we hope to give more students the opportunity to pursue a highly sought after Monterey Institute education, which will, in turn, help keep the language service industry competitive.”

LSA recently donated $10,000 to The Language Services Associates Scholarship Fund, which was awarded to a second-year Chinese Interpretation and Translation student from Taichung City, Taiwan. Thanks to this financial contribution, the deserving scholar has been able to continue her professional training at MIIS. She is expected to graduate in May, 2011 and is preparing to apply for a summer medical interpreting internship at Stanford University.

The LSA-sponsored fund is open to contributions from anyone. Those interested in donating are encouraged to visit the Giving page. (On the form go to the GIFT INFORMATION section, look for the "Direct Your Gift" drop-down menu and select “Other”. In the following "Additional Comments" box, type “The Language Services Associates Scholarship Fund”.) Your contribution will provide financial assistance to a student with demonstrated financial need and strong academic credentials.

Language Services Associates delivers innovative language-based solutions, including telephonic interpretation with real-time reporting and video-based interpretation, across a variety of settings and industry segments, including healthcare, government, utilities, insurance and financial services. LSA was founded in 1991 by Laura K. T. Schriver, who still holds the title of president and CEO.


Great news! Its good to know there are people who value the role played by translators/interpreters, and who are willing to fund the development of those interested in furthering their studies in this field. I hope more institutions and individuals will continue to support those pursuing graduate studies at Monterrey (both US and non-US students).

This is really good news, it's always nice to hear of more opportunities of scholarships for students.

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