Scholarships

The Department of Foreign Languages is pleased to offer students academic scholarships in a variety of areas and encourages all eligible students to apply.

Scholarships are available for academics, study abroad and student teaching. Not all scholarships are available every year.

Please download a scholarship form if interested in any of the scholarships listed on this page.

All languages

Foreign Language Departmental Scholarship (amount variable)

  • Declared major in Department of Foreign Languages
  • Junior or senior status
  • 3.0 GPA
  • March 1 deadline

Foreign Language Study Abroad Scholarship (amount variable)

  • Major or Minor in Foreign Language
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • At least 6 credit hours in Foreign Languages
  • Preference given to full-time students
  • November 15 deadline

Corry Family Foreign Language Scholarship (amount variable)

  • Declared major or minor in Department of Foreign Languages
  • Based on merit, but preference given to financial need
  • Can be used for tuition & fees, study abroad, books or related expenses
  • March 1 deadline

Ed Kenley Scholarship (1 year tuition & fees)

  • Declared major in Department of Foreign Languages
  • Junior or senior status
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • No other financial awards during the award period
  • March 1 deadline

Howard Philips Scholarship ($500)

  • Declared major or minor in Department of Foreign Languages
  • Junior or senior status
  • 3.0 minimum GPA in language courses
  • For Study abroad with WSU (all languages)
  • November 15 deadline

Marilyn B. and LuJean W. Blakely Scholarship

  • Awarded in Foreign Languages every other year (scholarship shared with performing arts)
  • Declared major or minor in Foreign Languages
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher 

French

French Merit ($500.00)

  • Declared French major or minor
  • For Study abroad: Francophone countries
  • November 15 deadline

French Teaching Scholarship (amount variable)

  • Recipients will be currently enrolled with a declared major in French teaching
  • Must have a 3.0 overall G.P.A.
  • Award given to recipients for use during their semester for student teaching
  • November 15 and March 1 deadlines

Gwen Williams Scholarship (1 semester tuition)

  • French major with emphasis on the study of French language and literature
  • Full-time student
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Preference given to those demonstrating financial need
  • March 1 deadline

Lucie Swanson Memorial Scholarship ($500)

  • Major in French
  • Study Abroad tuition
  • November 15 deadline

German

German Merit ($500.00)

  • Declared German major or minor
  • Student must have junior or senior standing
  • For Study abroad or internships 
  • November 15 deadline

Kenneth Adams Scholarship (amount variable)

  • German major or teaching minor
  • Enrolled in study abroad with WSU
  • 3.2 minimum overall GPA
  • 3.5 minimum GPA in German
  • For Study abroad: Germany
  • November 15 deadline

Spanish

Spanish Merit Scholarship ($500)

  • Spanish major or minor
  • Full-time student making progress toward degree
  • Can be used for tuition & fees, study abroad, books or other related expenses
  • Must have minimum 3.0 GPA
  • November 15 deadline

Willard and Rona Maughan Spanish Scholarship ($2000)

  • Declared majors and minors in Spanish
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Full or part-time student
  • March 1st deadline

Outside scholarships (All languages)

Phi Sigma Iota Honor Society available nationally 

  • Visit website for more information

Lindquist Scholarship (amount varies)

  • For any creative project
  • Deadline TBA

John & Nancy Lowe Scholarship (amount TBA)

  • Student with strong writing skills
  • Deadline TBA

Scholarship Policies

  • Decisions will be made by a departmental committee soon after the announced deadlines, and winners may use the funds for the following academic year or for an upcoming study abroad program.
  • Some awards are language specific and cannot be transferred to other language or travel programs.
  • Successful applicants will demonstrate clarity of purpose in their language studies. Majors with upper division standing will be given priority, but all language students are eligible to apply.
  • No funds may be applied retroactively.
  • All decisions are final.
  • Individuals may receive more than one award while at WSU, but they must be enrolled in foreign language courses at the time of application.
  • Travel funds must be used in conjunction with Weber State sponsored study abroad programs.
  • In years when no study abroad program is available in a given language, students may use funds for programs resulting in credits being transferable to WSU.
  • Funds cannot be awarded for travel carrying no academic credit.

Please download a scholarship form if interested in any of the scholarships listed on this page.