MIIS Student Awarded Prestigious JTG Scholarship

Jennifer Clowery, 2012 recipient of the JTG Scholarship, in Costa Rica.

Current MIIS student Jennifer Clowery (T&I Spanish) has recently been awarded the 2012 American Foundation for Translation and Interpretation JTG Scholarship in Scientific and Technical Translation or Interpretation.

Jennifer, a native of New York, spent this past summer working in San José, Costa Rica at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights with the Organization of American States as a summer translation intern. While there, she spearheaded an effort to streamline their translation processes and manage terminology through the creation of a glossary and translation memory accessed via secure cloud server. She is now back in Monterey for a new school year. Jennifer credits MIIS Professor Uwe Muegge with directing her towards various scholarship opportunities, including this one.

The JTG Scholarship is one of the most prestigious student awards recognizing excellence in scientific and technical translation or in interpreter training. It is awarded each year to an individual who has demonstrated achievement in the field, a strong academic record, acknowledgement from instructors, and a clear vision of future goals in translation or interpretation.

It is only available to U.S. citizens pursuing a degree in technical translation or in interpretation, as a full-time student, at an accredited U.S. college or university. Applications for the award are typically due in the early summer and the committee’s decision is announced in late August. The guidelines for the 2013 award have not yet been posted, but more information on the JTG Scholarship can be found on their website.

Congratulations to Jennifer on her accomplishment!

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