Spanish Language and Literature Scholarships
Earn a Degree that Earns You More
Many students who choose to major in Spanish at the post-secondary level decide to continue their education by going on to graduate school. Others combine their Spanish studies with another major as preparation for a career in law, journalism, business, social work, or health care. If this area of study is of interest to you but you require financial assistance to reach your educational goals, there are scholarship programs available.
Scholarship ProgramsUniversity of Iowa, Presidential Scholarship for Study Abroad
This U of Iowa program is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents interested in studying abroad for one or more semesters during the school year. Each scholarship provides $2,000 in funds to be used toward the expenses a student studying in a foreign country will incur in addition to such items as tuition and room and board. Five scholarships will be awarded each semester.
Undergraduates can choose to enroll in a program sponsored by the University of Iowa or any other U.S. university. They can also seek funding after enrolling directly in a foreign university. Students working on an independent study project are also eligible to apply for funding.Valparaiso University, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
The Department offers $1,000 scholarships to freshmen interested in majoring in Spanish. The award is renewable for up to three additional years, as long as the recipient makes satisfactory progress toward completing his or her degree and remains a Spanish major. Those students receiving scholarship assistance can declare two majors. Those individuals interested in applying for this type of funding are asked to submit a completed application form, including a brief essay on the topic of the applicant’s educational and career goals. A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s high school language teacher is required, and an on-line foreign language exam must be completed.Buffalo State College, Department of Modern and Classical Languages
The Department offers the Ernest S. Falbo Award to a student who has demonstrated exceptional abilities in modern languages. Students who are able to demonstrate financial need are invited to apply for one of the Buffalo State College Scholarships awarded each year.
Several merit-based scholarships are offered by the Buffalo State Alumni Association to both undergraduate and graduate students. The amount of funding provided ranges from $250-$1,000. In addition to a completed application form, an original essay and two letters of reference must be submitted.Oglethorpe University
The James Edward Oglethorpe Scholarship (JEO) provides funding for up to four years of study. A two-week study abroad stipend to Spain, Italy, or Greece is also supplied to scholarship recipients. Scholarship recipients are selected based on the results of an academic competition held at the University each winter. A minimum SAT score of 1200 or more is required, along with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The candidate’s history of participation in extracurricular activities are also considered.