Scholarships for Latin American Studies
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Latin American Studies focuses on Latin American history, culture, politics, and geography. Students who major in this area of study will be able to find employment in such fields as government, business, or international banking.
Financial assistance is available to individuals planning on majoring in Latin American Studies at the post-secondary level. Here are some examples of available programs:
Arizona State University, Center for Latin American Studies Summer FLAS Awards
Graduate students from any university are invited to apply for a summer fellowship from ASU. Recipients will attend the ASU Andes and Amazon Field School (Ecuador) for the purpose of studying the Quichua language.
Fellows will receive funding to cover the cost of tuition, fees, and a stipend of $2,500.00. Please note that a portion of the stipend ($2,358.00) will be used by ASU to cover the cost of room and board while attending the Field School.
University of Texas at Austin, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Second-year graduate students are invited to apply for assistance from the Debra J. Herring Memorial Fellowship Fund. To qualify, interested individuals must speak Spanish or Portuguese, be able to demonstrate financial need, and have distinguished themselves academically. In addition, a special interest in Brazil and plans to work with Latin American communities is required.
Recipients can apply for assistance for an additional year of study, if needed. The successful applicant will receive a $5,000.00 stipend and an out-of-state tuition waiver.
University of Louisville, Latin American Studies Program
Full-time UL students wishing to study abroad will be interested in applying for one of the Richard and Constance Lewis Scholarships in Latin American and Iberian Studies offered each year. Students who have received assistance under this program have been able to study in Portugal, Spain, and Latin America.
Application forms are available online. Each applicant is required to submit a personal statement, a budget for his or her foreign study, and details about financial need (if applicable). In addition, an official transcript and two letters of recommendation from professors are also required.
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
The Hilda Belle Oxby Scholarship in Spanish provides up to $750.00 in funding to one or more seniors majoring in Latin American Studies. To be considered for these monies, a minimum GPA of 3.0 (3.5 in Spanish classes) is required.
Applicants will be required to submit a personal essay as part of the application process. In addition, applicants will be interviewed by members of the Spanish faculty.
University of Florida, Center for Latin American Studies
Several scholarships are available to students majoring in Latin American Studies. Funding is available for individuals studying at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Florida Atlantic University, Antonio Fernández Scholarship in Caribbean and Latin American Studies
Scholarship funds in the amount of $3,300.00 per year will be awarded to a full-time student. Funding can be renewed for subsequent years, providing the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
For each year that funding is advanced, the recipient is required to participate in an internship (minimum of three credits) with a non-profit organization of the Hispanic/Latino/Caribbean community.