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Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS - MAKE IT POSSIBLE!

To apply for any of these scholarships for Spring 2017, May or Summer 2017 or Fall and/or Spring 2017-18, please download and complete this APPLICATION, including the essay, and submit it to the FLL department office in H494 no later than 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 24th, 2017.

2016-2017 FLL Scholarship Winners

Poster: FLL Scholarship Winners

NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIP: The Alayne and Charles Berkins Scholarship

The Alayne and Charles Berkins Scholarship serves undergraduate Liberal Arts majors in Hispanic Studies, Latin American Studies, German Studies or French Studies in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at UMD.

This scholarship is to be used for tuition, books, fees and/or other related educational expenses while attending UMD.  The scholarship will be awarded to one or two students for use in the junior or senior year and it will be based on a) scholastic merit and b) need.  This scholarship will be at least $1,500 per year – split between Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.  The student must have a 3.0 GPA in his/her language program courses and a 2.75 GPA overall, at the time of application and during the time of the scholarship. The award will be contingent upon the required GPAs being maintained after Spring grades have been posted. Students may receive this award up to two times.

The application for the Berkins Scholarship must include a copy of the student’s FAFSA and financial aid award notice.

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS:

Traveling and studying abroad is a necessary component to language learning. Students become immersed in a culture and its daily practices and experiences, and by doing so, they expand both their language skills and their world view. The Foreign Languages and Literatures Department at UMD is fortunate to have four scholarship programs to support its students who plan to study abroad.  Students who decide to study abroad are strongly encouraged to apply for these scholarships!

A.  The Jonathan B. Conant Scholarship is for declared majors or minors in German Studies, and carries a stipend of $1,500.  One person is awarded this scholarship.  

B.  The Angela Marinelli Scholarship is for declared majors in French Studies, Hispanic Studies or Latin American Studies. The Marinelli award carries a stipend of at least $1,500 and requires that a student spend at least six weeks in a country where the language being studied is the native language. This award is for use during the student's Junior or Senior year.  One to three people are awarded this scholarship.

D.  The Frances A. Knobloch Scholarship is for declared majors or minors of French Studies, German Studies, Russian Area Studies, Chinese Area Studies, Latin American Studies and/or Hispanic Studies.  This award carries a stipend of $1,500.  This award requires that the language studied during the study abroad trip be the one of the official languages of that host country.  This award is for use during the student's Junior or Senior year. One to two people are awarded this scholarship.

E.  The Friends of Milan Kovacovic Scholarship is for declared majors or minors in French Studies.  This award carries a stipend of $1,500.  This award requires that a student spend at least 4 weeks in a French-speaking country. This award is for use during the student's Junior or Senior year.  One person is awarded this scholarship.

CLICK HERE to learn How to Apply for the Above Scholarships

Deadline: Friday, February 24th, 2017, 11:00 a.m., H494

NOTE: STUDENTS WHO PLAN TO STUDY ABROAD SHOULD ALSO CONTACT THE STUDY ABROAD OFFICE TO LEARN ABOUT ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE.