Scholarships - Make It Possible!
To apply for any of these scholarships for Spring 2016, May or Summer 2016 or Fall and/or Spring 2016-17, please download and complete this APPLICATION, including the essay, and submit it to the FLL department office in H494 no later than noon on Wednesday, February 24th.
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. The scholarship will be awarded to one or two students for use in the junior or senior year and it will be based on a) scholastic merit and b) need. This scholarship will be at least $1,500 per year – split between Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. The student must have 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. The award will be contingent upon the required GPAs being maintained after Spring grades have been posted. Students may receive this award up to two times.
The application for the Berkins Scholarship must include a copy of the student’s FAFSA and financial aid award notice.
Study Abroad Scholarships
Traveling and studying abroad is a necessary component to language learning. Students become immersed in a culture and its daily practices and experiences, and by doing so, they expand both their language skills and their world view. The Foreign Languages and Literatures Department at UMD is fortunate to have four scholarship programs to support its students who plan to study abroad. Students who decide to study abroad are strongly encouraged to apply for these scholarships!
A. The Jonathan B. Conant Scholarship is for German Studies students. This scholarship is for declared majors in German Studies, and carries a stipend of $1,000. One person is awarded this scholarship.
B. The Angela Marinelli Scholarship is for declared majors in French and/or Spanish. The Marinelli award carries a stipend of at least $1,500 and requires that a student spend at least six weeks in a country where the language being studied is the native language. This award is for use during the student's Junior or Senior year. One to three people are awarded this scholarship.
D. The Frances A. Knobloch Scholarship is for declared majors/minors of French, German, Russian, Chinese, Latin/American Area Studies and/or Spanish. This award carries a stipend of $1,500. This award requires that the language studied during the study abroad trip be the one of the official languages of that host country. This award is for use during the student's Junior or Senior year. One to two people are awarded this scholarship.
E. The Friends of Milan Kovacovic Scholarship is for declared majors/minors in French. This award carries a stipend of $1,000. This award requires that a student spend at least 4 weeks in a French-speaking country. This award is for use during the student's Junior or Senior year. One person is awarded this scholarship.
Deadline: Wednesday, February 24th, 2016, 12:00 noon, H494