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Language Services Associates
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Language Services Associates Announces New Scholarship Fund for Students Attending the Monterey Institute of International Studies

Horsham, Pa. (October 7, 2010) – Language Services Associates (LSA), a global language service provider offering a full suite of multicultural solutions, is pleased to announce the establishment of The Language Services Associates Scholarship Fund at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS).  The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to ambitious and worthy students who are otherwise unable to afford an education at this highly-esteemed graduate school.

“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.

If you believe in the value of a Monterey Institute education for future language service professionals, and you’re interested in contributing to this fund, please visit www.miis.edu/give.  In the GIFT section of the form, select “Other” from the drop-down menu and then add The Language Services Associates Scholarship Fund in the “Additional Comments” box.  Your contribution will go towards providing financial assistance to a student with demonstrated financial need and strong academic credentials.  All donors will be listed on the LSA Web site, with the exception of anonymous donations.

About Language Services Associates
Since 1991, Language Services Associates (LSA) has been facilitating foreign language communication and eliminating multicultural communication barriers across a variety of settings and industry segments, including healthcare, government, utilities, insurance and financial services. Founded by Laura K. T. Schriver, who still holds the title of President and CEO, LSA promises to deliver innovative language-based solutions, including telephonic interpretation with real-time reporting and video-based interpretation, while consistently providing exceptional customer service support.

LSA is proud to offer all encompassing language and cultural services, including Interpreting by Telephone (IBT), Face-to-Face Interpreting, Video Remote Interpreting (VRI), Translation and Localization, American Sign Language (ASL) and Intercultural Consulting.  For more information on the company, please call (800) 305-9673 or visit us online at www.lsaweb.com.  You may also follow LSA on Twitter and fan LSA on Facebook.

About The Monterey Institute of International Studies
The Monterey Institute of International Studies has been preparing graduate professionals for global careers in the private, public, nonprofit and educational sectors since 1955. Located in Monterey, California, the Institute offers advanced degrees in international policy studies, translation and interpretation, international environmental policy, language teaching, and international business, as well as a variety of specialized certificates and programs. The Institute, whose approximately 800 students come from more than 60 countries, is also home to the renowned James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. In July 2010, the Monterey Institute became a graduate school of Middlebury College.  For more information about the Monterey Institute, visit http://www.miis.edu/.