Barbara E. Northup Memorial Scholarship

The UA Little Rock Interpreter Education Program is raising funds to establish a scholarship for interpreting majors in honor of a long time UA Little Rock Instructor, interpreter, author, and leader in the Deaf community. As soon as funds become available, the Barbara E. Northup Memorial Scholarship for Interpreter Education will be awarded annually to one or more students who apply, meet the criteria, and are recommended by a selection committee consisting of members of the Deaf community, Interpreting community, and the IEP faculty.

Barbara E. Northup (1950-2012) taught in the Interpreter Education Program for 21 years. She taught full-time from 1986-1991 before leaving UA Little Rock to teach at the Arkansas School for the Deaf (ASD). While at ASD, she continued to teach ASL and interpreting classes at UA Little Rock part-time from 1991 until February 2012 when she stepped down due to declining health.

Barbara Northup leaves a legacy of her life and work through the many students she taught and those who were privileged to know her.

Help us reach $25,000 so we can begin awarding scholarships!

Donations may be processed two ways:

1) You may send cash, check or money order made out to UA Little Rock – Barbara Northup Interpreter Scholarship and mailed to:

UA Little Rock Interpreter Education Program
2801 S. University Ave.
Dickinson 515
Little Rock, AR 72204-1099

2) You may donate online by using the following link or QR code:

Thank you for your continued support in the training of professional ASL/English interpreters.