Visit Internal Scholarships and click on APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS to access the College-Wide Undergraduate Scholarship Application. Only complete scholarship applications submitted by the deadline will be reviewed by the scholarship committee.
Please follow all directions carefully. Students must submit the following materials to make a complete Michael Fryzlewicz Scholarship application. There are four parts to the application:PART 1: ESSAY
In two pages, please address the following:
- Why do you want to become an interpreter?
- Provide a brief description of your educational and professional goals in interpreting.
- Please explain a situation that you have encountered where you have had to show cultural awareness and understanding. How did you handle that situation?
Your essay must be double-spaced and must include your name and MyColumbia ID in the upper right-hand corner of each page.PART 2: CREATIVE SAMPLE
Upload a 2-5 minute video of yourself presenting in American Sign Language, answering the question:
- "Why are you a good candidate for this scholarship?"
Please upload videos in .mov, .wmv, .flv, or .mp4 format, or upload a .pdf, .doc, or .docx document with an external link to your video. Note: Upload size limit is 50MB.
PART 3: LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Two letters of recommendation are required; one from ASL-English Interpretation faculty and one from Deaf Studies faculty who are best qualified to comment on your American Sign Language ability.
For your convenience, the online application will send an email notification directly to the person you've chosen to complete your recommendation. Please be prepared with the email address of your recommender.
Remember to contact your recommenders directly before providing their information on the application. Since this application is part of the larger College-Wide Undergraduate Scholarship application, also note the specific scholarship(s) for which they will be recommending you. Be sure to give recommenders as much time as possible to write letters. Requests made at the last minute are often difficult to fulfill by the deadline.PART 4: STUDENT AID REPORT
A current Student Aid Report (SAR) must be on file. To receive an SAR, students must complete a 2023-24 financial aid application (FAFSA) by February 1, 2023.
Access online applications through Internal Scholarships.