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The Alayne and Charles Berkins Scholarship


The Alayne and Charles Berkins Scholarship serves undergraduate Liberal Arts majors in the Spanish, German Studies and French programs in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at UMD.

This scholarship is to be used for tuition, books, fees and/or other related educational expenses while attending UMD.  This scholarship will be awarded to one student for use in his/her junior or senior year, and it will be based on a) scholastic merit and b) need.  Students may receive this award up to two times.
The student will need a 3.0 GPA in his/her language program courses and a 2.75 GPA overall, at the time of application and during the time of the scholarship.

Students will apply in Spring semester during their sophomore or junior year, for a scholarship which can be used the following year, during their junior or senior year.  By the announced deadline, students will write a short essay, in the target language, in which they explain a) their foreign language studies to date, b) their foreign language studies in the upcoming year, and c) their future plans for after graduation.  Students also will attach a) an unofficial copy of their transcript, and b) information detailing their economic situation, in which either 1) they show a copy of their completed FAFSA and a list of scholarships they are receiving, or 2) they detail how the scholarship will help them financially.  

This scholarship will be at least $1,500 per year – split between Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.  One to two people are awarded this scholarship.  The award will be contingent upon the required GPAs being maintained after Spring grades have been posted.

Deadline for application:  Monday, March 2, 2015, 11:00 a.m., H 494