Spanish Studies Scholarships
Wide Range of Fields Demand Spanish Language and Culture Skills
There are good reasons to study Spanish. For one thing, the United States is considered the fourth-largest Spanish-speaking country in the world. Business is being conducted on a global scale with ever-increasing frequency and multi-lingual professionals have an advantage over their colleagues who can only converse in their native tongue.
Studying Spanish is a good choice for anyone considering a career in health care, business, the military, education, or government.
Scholarship ProgramsInternational Studies Abroad (ISA), The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship
ISA offers financial assistance between $1,000 and $2,500 for a semester or academic year, respectively. In order to qualify, applicants must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher, be in their second or third year of studies at an institution affiliated with ISA have been accepted into an ISA Studies Abroad Program, and be receiving financial assistance. In addition, candidates must have completed at least one year of study in Spanish or French. Each applicant will submit the following supporting documents along with his or her application form: a transcript, a resume, a personal essay a letter of recommendation from a professor, and a Student Aid Report and award letter.don Quijote In-Country Spanish Courses
Don Quijote is an organization that provides compelling study abroad programs for those students seeking Spanish language immersion. The organization provides 20 scholarships to the educational institutions deemed to have the most innovative ideas for promoting the study of the Spanish language. High schools, community colleges, colleges, and universities are invited to apply.
Winning schools can determine their own criteria for choosing students eligible to take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad at a don Quijote school in Mexico or Spain for a two-week period. All those chosen to travel to Mexico or Spain must be at least 15 years of age. Participants will have four hours of intensive Spanish classes each day, along with one class examining the culture and newsworthy events in the country of study. The cost of course enrollment fees and accommodation during the two-week stay are covered.Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program is available to both U.S. citizens and international students who have studied at or graduated from a college or university in the United States. Individuals with a GPA of 3.5 or higher must be nominated by a program rep at the school he or she attended to be considered for funding. Up to 30 awards will be made; the maximum amount awarded to each recipient per year is $50,000. The purpose of the Graduate Scholarship Program is to provide monies to meet the financial needs of graduate students, including those pursuing a Master’s Degree in Spanish Studies,St. Olaf College, Spanish Department, Minnesota
The Casa Hispánica Resident Assistantship/Scholarship offers international students whose first language is Spanish the opportunity to spend an academic year at St. Olaf College. The full cost of tuition, fees, and room and board is covered by the scholarship. In addition, the recipient will receive a monthly stipend of $150. Applicants must be between the ages of 20 and 24 years and have completed two years of study at the university level. A minimum score of 550 on the paper version of the TOEFL is required; if the applicant has taken the computerized version of this test, the minimum score is 213. The scholarship recipient will also educate fellow students at St. Olaf about the Spanish culture by organizing activities for this purpose.University of Miami, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Ohio
The José A. Balseiro Hispanic Literature Student Scholarship is a $400 award paid to a student taking a 300-level or higher Spanish or Portuguese course. All interested persons are required to include an analytical essay on the subject of literature with their application form.Texas Tech University, Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures
Texas Tech offers the following scholarships to students majoring in Spanish:
- Two Faye LaVerne Bumpass Scholarships are awarded each year, providing $600 to students studying Spanish and working on their Teacher Certification designation. Candidates must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, a need for financial assistance, and the potential for high achievement as a teacher.
- For those students spending their summer in Mexico as part of the Mexico Field Course, scholarship funds are available to help defray the cost. At least three participants will receive $400 from the Mexico Field Course Scholarship program. Financial need and the applicant’s academic record will be taken into account when choosing recipients.
- Juniors and seniors majoring in Spanish who have distinguished themselves academically may be awarded the Harley D. Oberhelman Spanish Scholarship. A GPA of 3.0 or higher and documented participation in Spanish activities and programs is required to be eligible for this $400 award.