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Foreign Languages and Cultures Scholarships

The DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES offers various scholarship opportunities to students majoring, minoring, or enrolled in a foreign language class. To obtain application information concerning these scholarships, see the appropriate section below, based on enrollment status and/or scholarship purpose. For further information, please contact our departmental main office in Thompson Hall room 110, (509) 335-4135.

Scholarship Applications for 2017-2018 are due February 10, 2017.

DFLC NEW STUDENTS Scholarships

ELIGIBILITY: NEW INCOMING HIGH SCHOOL or TRANSFER STUDENTS. 

Scholarships are available to incoming high school students who have an interest in pursuing foreign language studies at WSU, either as majors or as minors; for WSU Freshmen or Sophomores, or for transfer students who have not taken a foreign language course at WSU before, and who have an interest in pursuing further language studies either as majors or minors. In order to be eligible to receive these scholarships, you must declare intent to sign up for foreign language courses in the semester/year for which you receive the award. There is an enrollment requirement, that is, you must be enrolled in a WSU foreign language course in the semester/year for which you receive the award. If this requirement is not met, the funds will be withdrawn from your student account. Priority will be given to students who show a potential for continuing study in the WSU foreign language program.

NEW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM (.pdf)

DFLC Continuing and Study Abroad Scholarships

Continuing Students

Students must be full-time, regularly-enrolled and in good academic standing during the period covered by the award and must be certified or pursuing certification as a major or minor in Foreign Languages. Students must be enrolled during the award period in Foreign Language courses appropriate to the Foreign Languages major/minor program of study. This enrollment requirement is strictly observed.

Study Abroad

Students must be certified or pursuing certification as a major or minor in Foreign Languages,, and have been accepted or pursuing application to participate in a WSU approved Study Abroad program. Priority will be given to students who demonstrate a potential for continuing study in the WSU program after the study abroad experience. Students who are participating in the Study Abroad program during the award period must provide evidence of their acceptance from the Education Abroad/International Programs into the Study Abroad Program.

Continuing Student / Study Abroad Scholarship Application Form(.pdf)

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DFLC FILM STUDIES Scholarship

DFLC Film Studies Minor Scholarship Application 2017-2018(.pdf)

Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures SCHOLARSHIPS

The scholarships awarded annually by the Department of Foreign Languages & Cultures, are funded through the following endowments, established by generous donors and friends of the department. When submitting an application, you do not need to identify a particular endowment. That is done automatically. See below for more information on these various funds. If you would like to find out how to become a donor or establish an endowment, please contact Dr. Francisco Manzo-Robledo, at franman@wsu.edu

    • Thompson For UG Study Abroad students (FL major/minor not required). This scholarship is awarded by nomination of advisor or department chair. Apply through IP Study Abroad Office Approved by FL Paid through CLA
    • Kappler Originally for UG majors in Russian (jr. or sr. standing) with min GPA 3.0. Used in name only for honorary/book awards to FL majors/minors (in Russian)
    • Poulsen Originally for UG majors in French (ed program). Used in name only for honorary/book awards to FL majors/minors (in French)
    • Cobb For UG FL majors/minors (can be given in Area Studies such as Russian/Chinese)
    • Knox For UG FL majors/minors or FL Grad students with min GPA 3.5 (can be given in Area Studies such as Russian/Chinese)
    • Lindberg For UG FL majors/minors or FL Grad students (Has been given to Grad students participating in presentations/papers at conferences, etc.)
    • Ferrians – For UG FL majors/minors or FL Grad students, can be used for recruitment Fund began 2000-01
    • Lord For UG FL majors/minors in German
    • Stabler Originally for UG FL majors/minors in French
    • Foreign Languages Special For UG FL majors/minors or FL Grad students Fund began 2001-02
  • Vanderford For UG FL majors/minors or FL Grad students, can be used for recruitment (Major source of dept scholarship funds)

Washington Association For Language Teaching (WAFLT) STUDENT EXCEL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Washington Association for Language Teaching offers up to three $1,000.00 scholarships each year to Washington residents taking advanced world language courses at the university level, and with a requirement of an interest in pursuing language teaching as a profession.  The award is merit based rather than need based. The application deadline for this year is April 15, 2015 and the notification of award will be made by May 15, 2015.    Click on the link below for more information and an application

Click here for more information and an application on the WAFLT web site.