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 Scholarships in Modern Languages and Cultures  

 

SPOTLIGHT

Please note: all scholarship amounts are subject to change.

Donna Bennington Study Abroad Scholarship

Criteria:

This scholarship is funded by Ms. Donna Bennington, alumna and former staff member of the Modern Languages Department.  This scholarship will be awarded once a year to be used for the spring, summer or fall 2011 study abroad programs in the languages.

The student must have earned at least 6 credits at the 200 level in Spanish, French, Russian or German. Applicants must be declared as French or Spanish majors or Russian or German minors. Asian Studies minors must have completed 103 in Chinese, Korean or Japanese. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in the language studied.  The award must be used for study abroad in the respective language. The applicant should submit a statement of purpose addressing academic and personal interest in the chosen program and describing how the study abroad experience would benefit him/her.

Amount:

$500

Contact:

Dr. Ana Maria Caula, Chairperson, Modern Languages and Cultures Department, 118 Strain Behavioral Science Building, 724-738-2062

Deadline:

November 29

Jack Hill Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

Available to a student who is declared as a French or Spanish major, or Russian or German minor; Asian Studies minors must have completed 103 in Chinese, Korean or Japanese. The student must have earned at least 6 credits at the 200 level in Spanish, French, Russian or German, and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in the language studied. The award must be used for study abroad in the respective language. Financial need will be one of the criteria.

Amount:

up to $500 (for summer programs)
up to $1000 (for semester programs)

Contact:

Dr. Ana Maria Caula, Chairperson, Modern Languages and Cultures Department, 118 Strain Behavioral Science Building, 724-738-2062

Deadline:

November 29

Dr. Melinda Ristvey Scholarship for Study Abroad

Criteria:

This scholarship is in honor of Dr. Melinda Ristvey, former professor of the Modern Languages Department.  This scholarship will be awarded once a year to be used for spring, summer or fall study abroad programs in the languages.

The student must have earned at least 6 credits at the 200 level in Spanish or French. Applicants must be declared as French or Spanish BSED majors. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in the language studied.  The award must be used for study abroad in the respective language. The applicant should submit a one page statement of purpose addressing academic and personal interest in the chosen program and describing how the study abroad experience would benefit him/her, one letter of recommendation, and a completed application form.

Amount:

up to $500

Contact:

Dr. Ana Maria Caula, Chairperson, Modern Languages and Cultures Department, 118 Strain Behavioral Science Building, 724-738-2062

Deadline:

November 29