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2017-2018 RL Scholarship Announcement

Eligibility and Deadlines
Undergraduate Scholarships
Graduate Scholarships
Application Material


RL Scholarships are open to current 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.  All students (Undergrad & Grad) must be enrolled as full-time* UO students during the 2017/2018 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 on Monday, February 6th, 2017.


The following criteria apply to all scholarship applications (additional criteria may apply to individual scholarships, as indicated).

All applications must include:

1. A statement of purpose in applying for the scholarship (500 word limit). The statement should include personal qualifications, professional interest in the target language, and intended use of the scholarship.
2. A current unofficial transcript (minimum requirement: 3.50 GPA in maj/minor coursework and 3.0 GPA overall)
3. A financial need statement (brief statement explaining the need for scholarship funding, suggested length of 1 to 2 paragraphs)
4. Two letters of recommendation from faculty members (submitted via email, please use departmental form, see below)

For scholarships that support study abroad only
5. 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 Stickles and Beall Scholarships only:
-For the Stickles Scholarship, students will need to present documentation certifying registration and/or acceptance in a foreign university before their trip.
-For the Beall Scholarship, include brief statement (350 word limit) describing dissertation project, progress to date and plans for a fellowship term.  One rec letter must come from your dissertation director.

Applicants will be notified of their status (awarded/declined) on Friday, March 24th, 2017.

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


Françoise Calin Scholarship – $2000 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 – $2500 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 – $800 scholarship to study Spanish in a Spanish-speaking country. Open to juniors and seniors who are majors or minors in Spanish or Romance Languages.

Leona M. Kail Scholarship – $500 scholarship for study Romance Languages department. Open to all undergraduate majors and minors in the RL department.

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.

Stickels Scholarship  $1000 scholarship in the absence of graduate students being awarded (see description in the graduate section below).

J.W. Vogan Essay Prize  A $1000 first prize and a $500 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).

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Beall Graduate Dissertation Award – Award equivalent to a regular GE 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. Must be used in Winter or Spring 2018).  Preference given to students who have not previously held a Beall dissertation scholarship.

Helen Fe Jones Scholarship – $800 scholarship to pursue research in a Spanish-speaking country. Open to graduate students in Romance Languages.

Stickels Scholarship
– $2000 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 ONLY in the absence of Spanish majors applying for this scholarship.

James T. and Mary Alice Wetzel Graduate Fellowship – $2000 scholarship. Open to graduate students in Romance Languages, to support specific research projects.

Nicolette B. Weicker Memorial Scholarship–  $1000 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.


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

Download Scholarship Material by Section
Scholarship Application
Scholarship Descriptions
Rec Letter Doc (rec letters must be submitted via email)
Tips on how to ask for Letters of Recommendation

DEADLINE: Completed application due in the RL Office by 4pm on Monday, February 6th, 2017.

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

Applicants will be notified of their status (awarded/declined) on Friday, March 24th, 2017.

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