Rising Star Scholarship
The Rising Star Scholarship is an opportunity for students in translation, localization, and interpreting programs around the world to participate in GALA's annual Language of Business Conference. Attending the conference is a great opportunity for students to learn about important trends from translation and localization thought-leaders and make connections with industry professionals. Two students are selected by the Rising Star Scholarship Committee each year.
Scholarship details differ each year. For more information about a specific year's scholarship, please visit the conference website.
Former Rising Star Recipients
2019 - Munich, Germany
- Rita Pang, Master's candidate in Technical Communication and Localization (TCLoc) at the University of Strasbourg (France). Read Rita's essay.
- Katherine Tse, Master's candidate in Applied Translation Studies at the University of Leeds (United Kingdom). Read Katherine's essay.
Scholarship Committee: Ana Sanchez (Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.), Burckhardt Rueffer (BeatBabel), Edith Bendermacher (NetApp), Max Troyer (Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey) and Oleksandr Bondarenko (Translatel).
2018 - Boston, USA
Laura Linares, PhD candidate in Translation Studies at University College Cork (Ireland). Read Laura's essay.
Ana Lucía López Mendoza, Recent graduate of the Specialized Translation and Professional Interpreting Diploma Course at Universidad Intercontinental (Mexico). Read Ana Lucía's essay.
Scholarship Sponsor: Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.
Scholarship Committee: Gwenola Trystram (Dell Computer Corporation, USA), Miguel Sevener (BeatBabel, USA), Oleksandr Bondarenko(Translatel, Ukraine), Pete Smith (The University of Texas at Arlington Certificate in Localization and Translation, USA), and Serena Williams (Avantpage, USA)
2017 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Marion Hernandez, Master's Degree in Translation Studies at the University of Geneva, a program within the European Master's in Translation network
Sijing Yu, Master's Degree in Translation and Localization Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS)
2016 - New York, USA
Audrey Laporte, Master’s Degree in Intercultural Communication, Public Service Interpreting and Translation, University of Alcalá (Spain)
Yousrane Dramé, Master CAWEB, Université de Strasbourg (France)
2015 - Sevilla, Spain
Lina Duparc, Master 1 CAWEB, Université de Strasbourg (France)
Leticia Arcos Álvarez, Master’s Degree in Intercultural Communication: Public Service Interpreting and Translation, Universidad de Alcalá (Spain)
2014 - Istanbul, Turkey
Miguel Sevener Canals, Master´s Degree in Intercultural Communication, Public Service Interpreting and Translation, Universidad de Alcalá (Spain)
Adriana Bucea, Master´s Degree in Intercultural Communication, Public Service Interpreting and Translation, Universidad de Alcalá (Spain)