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Foreign Languages and Cultures Scholarships

 

The Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students majoring or minoring in, 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 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 Application Deadline for 2018-2019 is January 31, 2018.

 

New Student 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 a major or as minor; 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, applicants must declare an intent to sign up for Foreign Language courses in the semester/year for which the award is received. There is a requirement, that the awardee must be enrolled in a WSU Foreign Language course in the semester/year for which the award is received. If this requirement is not met, the funds will be withdrawn from the student’s account. Priority will be given to students who show a potential for continuing study in the WSU Foreign Language program.

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 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.

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Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded annually 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.
  • 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 Program.
  • 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.

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, with a requirement of an interest in pursuing language teaching as a profession.  The award is merit based rather than need based. Click on the link below for more information and an application

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