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ROMANCE LANGUAGES SCHOLARSHIPS 2015-2016

2015-2016 RL Scholarship Announcement

Eligibility and Deadlines
Undergraduate Scholarships
Graduate Scholarships
Application Material


ELIGIBILITY AND DEADLINES

RL Scholarships are open to current UO undergraduate students who are declared majors or minors in the Romance Languages Department at the time of application as well as to all graduate students in the Romance Languages Department.  Undergraduate students must have a 3.75 GPA in Romance Languages course work and a 3.50 GPA overall.  All students (Undergrad & Grad) must be enrolled as full-time* students at the UO during the 2015/2016 academic year in order to receive a scholarship award.  *(You are still considered a ‘full-time’ UO student even if you are studying abroad).

DEADLINE: Completed application due in the RL Office by 4pm, Monday, Feb 16th, 2015. 

The following criteria apply to all scholarships (additional criteria may apply to individual scholarships, as indicated).  All applications must include:

1. A statement of purpose in applying for the scholarship (maximum of three pages). The statement should include personal qualifications, professional interest in the target language, and intended use of the scholarship.
2. Two letters of recommendation from faculty members. (please use departmental form, see below)
3. A current unofficial transcript (minimum requirement: 3.75 GPA in Romance Languages and 3.50 GPA overall)
4. A financial need statement (brief statement explaining the need for scholarship funding, suggested length of 1 to 2 paragraphs)
5. For scholarships that support study abroad only: A description of the Study Abroad program that you plan to attend. Documentation attesting acceptance into a program may be requested by the RL department. For the Stickles Scholarship, students will need to present documentation certifying registration and/or acceptance in a foreign university before their trip.

*Scholarship awards may have an impact on financial aid.  Please check with the Office of Financial Aid prior to accepting any scholarships!*

Applicants will be notified of their status (awarded/declined) by Friday April 10th, 2015


UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS 2015-2016

Françoise Calin Scholarship - $750 scholarship to continue studies in French. Priority will be given to applicants planning to study abroad. Open to juniors and seniors who are majors or minors in French or Romance Languages.

Emmanuel Hatzantonis Scholarship -  $1000 scholarship to carry out Italian studies in Italy with a UO sponsored program. Open to majors or minors in Italian or Romance Languages.

Helen Fe Jones Scholarship - $1000 scholarship to study Spanish in a Spanish-speaking country. Open to juniors and seniors who are majors or minors in Spanish or Romance Languages.

Perry J. Powers Scholarship –  $700 scholarship for study in the Romance Languages department. Open to all undergraduate majors and minors in the Romance Languages department.

J.W. Vogan Essay Prize – J.W. Vogan Essay Prize – A $300 first prize and a $200 second prize for an essay dealing with some aspect of Hispanic culture: literature, history, customs, politics, etc. Contest open to all undergraduate RL majors and minors studying Spanish as a second language (NOTE: students who have completed their K-12 education in a Spanish-speaking country are not eligible to participate). Graduating seniors are welcome to apply.  The essay must be written in Spanish and have a maximum length of 5 pages (double-spaced, size 12 font). The essay should contain a title only.  The author’s name should not be included on the essay since reviewing is anonymous. Submit three copies of the essay along with a sealed envelope containing the essay title, author name, and contact information (email address).

Nicolette B. Weicker Memorial Scholarship-  $??? scholarship in the absence of graduate students being awarded (see description in the graduate section below).

Stickels Scholarship – $1,000 scholarship in the absence of graduate students being awarded (see description in the graduate section below).

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GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS 2015-2016

Stickels Scholarship – $3000 scholarship to study in a university in a Spanish-speaking country. Open to graduate students of Romance Languages with a concentration in Spanish, expressing an intention to become language teachers. Preference given to those going to Mexico. In the absence of graduate student applicants, undergraduates majoring in Spanish and intending to become language teachers will be considered. Undergraduates in the other Romance Languages intending to become language teachers may be considered in the absence of Spanish majors applying for this scholarship.

James T. and Mary Alice Wetzel Graduate Fellowship – $1000 scholarship. Open to graduate students in Romance Languages, to support specific research projects.

Helen Fe Jones Scholarship - $1000 scholarship to pursue research in a Spanish-speaking country. Open to graduate students in Romance Languages.

Nicolette B. Weicker Memorial Scholarship-  $2000 scholarship open to graduate students in Romance Languages. Preference given to students specializing in French or Italian, and to doctoral students. Awarded on the basis of overall quality of academic work and achievement.

Beall Graduate Dissertation Scholarship- A scholarship equivalent to a regular GTF appointment providing Romance Languages doctoral students with a term of support with no teaching duties. Students must be advanced to candidacy and must obtain written approval from their dissertation advisor. Residence in Eugene is required. Research travel is allowed with advisor and departmental approval. (Scholarship does not cover travel expenses).

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APPLICATION MATERIAL

Please download, print, complete & submit!

Download Complete Scholarship Application Packet
-RL Scholarship Application Packet (everything you need in one bundle!)

Download Scholarship Material by Section
-Application Cover Sheet
-Rec Letter Form (one set of rec letter forms, 3 pages total)
-‘How to ask for letters of recommendation’ Guide
-Scholarship Descriptions (Undergrad & Graduate)

DEADLINE: Completed application due in the RL Office by 4pm Monday, Feb 16th, 2015

Please turn in all application material to RL Office- 102 Friendly Hall.

Applicants will be notified of their status (awarded/declined) by Friday April 10th, 2015.

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