Skip to main content Skip to navigation
Foreign Languages and Cultures Scholarships
2018-2019 Undergraduate Scholarship Application Deadline is January 31, 2018

 

The Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for foreign language students. For more information, please contact our main office by email at forlang@wsu.edu, stop by to see us in Thompson Hall room 110, or by phone at (509) 335-4135.

Scholarship Applications

DFLC Undergraduate Scholarship Application 2018-2019 (for consideration for departmental scholarships, including Summer 2018 study abroad) 

WSU General Scholarship Application 2018-2019 (for consideration for College of Arts and Sciences and WSU level scholarships) 

DFLC Graduate Scholarship Application (accepted on a rolling deadline)

Scholarship Criteria and Requirements
New/Transfer Students

Applicants must be:

  • A full-time, regularly-enrolled student,
  • In good academic standing during the period covered by the award with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher,
  • An incoming new or transfer student who has declared an intent to pursue a major or minor degree program in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish or Film Studies,
  • Enrolled in a foreign language class during each semester that funds are awarded.

Application Requirements

  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Two letters of academic recommendation, including at least one from a current or recent language instructor/teacher.

Award Requirements

  • A written thank you letter to the scholarship donor.
  • Attend the Departmental Awards Ceremony in April 2019.
Continuing Students

Applicants must be:

  • A full-time, regularly-enrolled student,
  • In good academic standing during the period covered by the award with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher,
  • Declared major or minor in a Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, or Film Studies degree program, and
  • Enrolled in a foreign language class during each semester that funds are awarded.

Application Requirements

  • Unofficial WSU transcripts
  • Two letters of academic recommendation, including at least one from a current or recent language instructor/teacher.

Award Requirements

  • A written thank you letter to the scholarship donor.
  • Attend the Departmental Awards Ceremony in April 2019.
Study Abroad Students

Applicants must be:

  • A full-time, regularly-enrolled student,
  • In good academic standing during the period covered by the award with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher,
  • Declared major or minor in a Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, or Film Studies degree program,
  • Enrolled in a foreign language class during each semester that funds are awarded, and
  • Must have been accepted or applied to participate in a WSU approved Study Abroad program.

Application Requirements

  • Unofficial WSU transcripts
  • Two letters of academic recommendation, including at least one from a current or recent language instructor/teacher.
  • Study abroad program acceptance letter.

Award Requirements

  • A written thank you letter to the scholarship donor.
  • Attend the Departmental Awards Ceremony in April 2019.
Film Studies Students

Applicants must be:

  • A full-time, regularly-enrolled student who is a sophomore (30-59 credits) or junior (60-89 credits) standing,
  • In good academic standing during the period covered by the award with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher,
  • Declared minor in the Film Studies degree program, and
  • Enrolled in a foreign language class during each semester that funds are awarded.

Application Requirements

  • Unofficial WSU transcripts
  • Two letters of academic recommendation
    • One letter should be from a film studies course instructor who can outline your critical skills and aptitude for film studies, and
    • One letter should address your general academic characteristics.

Award Requirements

  • A written thank you letter to the scholarship donor.
  • Attend the Departmental Awards Ceremony in April 2019.
Graduate Students

Applicants must be:

  • A full-time, regularly-enrolled graduate student in the WSU Hispanic Studies MA Program, and
  • In good academic standing during the period covered by the award with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Application Requirements

  • Unofficial WSU transcripts
  • Departmental travel request (if relevant)
  • Study abroad program acceptance letter (if relevant)
  • Any additional pertinent information related to this request

Award Requirements

  • A written thank you letter to the scholarship donor.
  • Attend the Departmental Awards Ceremony in April 2019.
Foreign Languages and Cultures Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded each spring by the Department of Foreign Languages & Cultures and are funded through the following endowments which are established by generous alumni, donors and friends of the department. If you would like to find out how to become a donor or establish an endowment, please contact Don Shearer at hshearer@wsu.edu.

Frank and Winifred Cobb Foreign Language Scholarship

For full-time undergraduate students of junior or senior standing majoring in the field of foreign languages. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement.

Oscar and Muriel Holloway Ferrians Scholarship

For students who are studying foreign languages who are deserving and have financial need.

Foreign Languages Excellence Fund

For students studying foreign languages.

Foreign Languages Special Scholarship Fund

For students studying foreign languages.

Christopher “CJ” and Nannea “Nan” Johnson Scholarship

For junior and senior standing students pursuing a foreign languages degree with a GPA in foreign language courses of 3.5 or higher and an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher, with a first preference for students studying French.

Robert B. and Adele B. Knox Scholarship

For undergraduate and graduate students in foreign languages with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Arne Lindberg Scholarship

For undergraduate and graduate students in foreign languages.

Elizabeth G. Lord Scholarship

For foreign language students with financial need who are scholastically competent in German in attaining excellence in the language, particular in study abroad programs.

Albert W. Thompson Education Abroad Scholarship

For undergraduate study abroad students (foreign language major/minor not required). This scholarship is awarded by nomination of advisor or department chair. Apply through the Office of International Programs Study Abroad Scholarships.

Kenneth H. Vanderford Scholarship

For full-time regularly enrolled students majoring in foreign languages with excellent character and with potential for growth in their profession.

External Scholarship Opportunities

Washington Association For Language Teaching (WAFLT) Student Excel Scholarships

The Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT) offers up to three $1,000.00 scholarships each year to Washington residents taking advanced world language courses at the university level, with a requirement of an interest in pursuing language teaching as a profession. The award is merit based rather than need based.

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

Critical Language Scholarships (CLS)

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities.  The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

CLS is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity.  Critical Language Scholarships play an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.  The Critical Language Scholarship Program is a program of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. CLS is supported in its implementation by American Councils for International Education.

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