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Due to the inclement weather closures during the week of February 25th, the RL scholarship deadline has been extended by one week to Friday, March 8th, at 4pm. Any applications received before this new deadline will not be considered late.

2019-2020 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 2019/2020 academic year in order to receive a scholarship award. 
You are still considered a full-time UO student even if you are studying abroad.

Review details below to learn more about each award’s criteria and eligibility. Eligible students are encouraged to apply, regardless of citizenship and/or FAFSA eligibility. Financial aid for Dreamer students (undocumented, DACA-mented, Tuition Equity, and students of mixed status families) can be found at the UO Dreamers resource page.

The application may be found at the bottom of this page – consider applying today!


DEADLINE: Completed application due in the RL Office by 4pm on Friday, March 8, 2019.

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 major/minor coursework and 3.0 GPA overall)
3. Two letters of recommendation from UO faculty members (submitted via email, please use departmental form, see below). One letter must be from a Romance Languages faculty member.

For scholarships that support study abroad:

  • 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:

  • 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.

For Leona M. Kail Scholarship Scholarships:

  • Applicants must submit a financial need statement (brief statement explaining the need for scholarship funding, suggested length of 1 to 2 paragraphs)

Applicants will be notified of their status (awarded/declined) in May 2019.

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. Two $2,000 scholarships 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$2,500 scholarship to carry out Italian studies in Italy with a UO sponsored program. Open to majors or minors in Italian or Romance Languages.

Dr. Carl L Johnson Scholarship. Up to $2500 awarded each year to assist one or more students with expenses related to attending the university, including but not limited to tuition, fees, books, miscellaneous supplies, room and board. Recipients will be selected based on the following criteria: Undergraduate student[s] in Romance Languages, with preference to those majoring in French; overall quality of academic work and achievement.

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 in Romance Languages department.  Open to all undergraduate majors and minors in the Department of Romance Languages.

Perry J. Powers Scholarship. One $1,000 scholarship for study in the Department of Romance Languages. Open to all undergraduate majors and minors in the Department of Romance Languages.

Stickels Scholarship. $2,000 scholarship in the absence of graduate students being awarded (see description in the graduate section below).

J.W. Vogan Essay Prize. A $1,500 first prize and a $1,000 second prize for an essay dealing with some aspect of Hispanic culture: literature, history, customs, politics, linguistics, etc. Open to all undergraduate majors and minors studying Spanish as a second language (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. Evaluation criteria: essay must have a strong argument, demonstrated through critical analysis. Selection criteria will also include overall structure and expression in Spanish. Submit one copy of the essay along with a sealed envelope containing the essay title, author name, and contact information (email address).

Please check the College of Arts and Sciences website for additional undergraduate scholarships, including the Hildegard Kurz Foreign Language Scholarship ($1000-3000), for sophomores, juniors, or seniors studying abroad. N.B.: CAS scholarships are not administered by Romance Languages and may have different deadlines and eligibility requirements.

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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 2020).  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.
 Two $2,000 first-prize scholarships and one $1,500 runner-up 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.

Nicolette B. Weicker Memorial Scholarship.  Two $1,000 scholarships 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.

James T. and Mary Alice Wetzel Graduate Fellowship. One $2,000 scholarship open to graduate students in Romance Languages, to support specific research projects.

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Download Complete Scholarship Application
Scholarship Application Packet (everything you need in one click!)
Scholarship Recommendation Form (to be given to instructors for completion)

DEADLINE: Completed application due in the RL Office by 8 March, 2019.

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

Applicants will be notified of their status (awarded/declined) in May 2019.

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