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Scholarships

Applications for all of the following are due March 1, 2016.

 

UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

To apply:

  • Visit the CLA Central Scholarships Page
  • You will be asked to:
    • Log into RAMweb using your eID
    • Look under Financial Information in the right hand column
    • Select “CSUSA” and fill in the form

Foreign Languages and Literatures Alumni and Friends Scholarship
2 awards at $1250 each.
Criteria: Declared major in French, German or Spanish. Maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0 with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the major field. Primary consideration for students who will be a junior or senior during the year of the award.

Ethel and Dolf Bayles Memorial Scholarship
1 award for $500.
Criteria: Awarded on the basis of academic record, personal qualifications, evaluations, academic performance and potential. Must have GPA of 3.5 or higher in major and an overall GPA of 3.0 of higher. Financial need prevails.

Study Abroad Award
1 award at $1000 each.
Criteria: Full time undergraduate in College of Liberal Arts, majoring in Languages, Literatures & Cultures. Minimum 3.5 GPA in major. Show of financial need. Enrolled, accepted or recently attended University approved Study Abroad program.

Matthew P. Shoup Spain Study Abroad Scholarship
1 award at $2000 and 1 award at $10,000.
Criteria: Enrolled in the Department of LLC in the College of Liberal Arts. Enrolled or accepted in a CSU approved Study Abroad program for the first time. Demonstrate financial need as established by the Office of Student Financial Services of CSU. Maintain a cumulative 2.75 GPA at CSU and a 3.0 in Spanish classes.  Express intent and interest in studying in Spain. The recipient(s), upon return from the study in Spain, shall submit a post-study abroad report to the donor, or his representative as well as to the LLC department in the College of Liberal Arts.

Christina Adame Scholarship
1 award for $650.
Criteria: Full-time undergraduate in the College of Liberal Arts. Any major w/in the College. Sophomore, junior or senior class level. Overall GPA of 2.7 w/ a 3.0 GPA in major. Demonstrates financial need. Recipient shall participate in Study Abroad. Upon completion of study abroad, recipient will create report for the donor and the department about their study abroad experience.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities:

TILT  Scholarship
Explore TILT’s nationally competitive scholarship program.

 

 

GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

To apply:

  • Send your application directly to the graduate coordinator or the graduate committee

THE RONALD W. WALKER GRADUATE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)

The Award: The “Award for Excellence in Scholarship” is intended to recognize a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department for a record of outstanding scholarship.

Eligibility: The recipient must be a Graduate Student in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and, at the time of the nomination, must have completed all but the last semester of his or her academic program leading to the M.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures. The nominee must also have completed the Comprehensive Examinations and the Final Oral Examination.

Procedure for the award: On March 1 of each academic year, the Graduate Studies Committee of the Department will announce a date for submission of nominations and will solicit letters from all persons who have direct knowledge of the potential nominee’s academic performance. A nominator may be any member of the faculty or, in cases where the nominator’s knowledge is well founded, a fellow graduate student. On receipt of all materials supporting the nomination, the Graduate Studies Committee will review all nominations and, as the case warrants, designate the awardee.

Support of the nomination: Nominations must include a one-page letter of nomination with the documentation necessary to support a case for the nominee’s outstanding ability as a scholar. Such documentation may include testimonial letters, term papers and the M.A. paper, evaluations by the nominee’s Graduate Adviser and members of the Graduate Committee, as well as any other evidence of excellence that the nominator may deem appropriate.

Conferral of the Award:   The award will be made at the Department’s Annual Awards Reception.  The award shall include the public reading of the letter of nomination, a plaque, and monetary recognition, which may vary in amount on an annual basis.

 

THE RONALD W. WALKER GRADUATE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING ($1,000)

The Award: The “Award for Excellence in Teaching” is intended to recognize a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department for a record of outstanding teaching.

Eligibility: The recipient must hold a Graduate Teaching Assistantship in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and, at the time of the nomination, must have completed at least two semesters of Supervised College Teaching (L 684) and have taught at least two semesters as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department.

Procedure for the award: On March 1 of each academic year, the Graduate Studies Committee of the Department will announce a date for submission of nominations and will solicit letters from all persons who have direct knowledge of the potential nominee’s teaching performance. A nominator may be any member of the faculty, a fellow graduate student, or a student who has completed at least one class taught by the nominee. On receipt of all materials supporting the nomination, the Graduate Studies Committee will review all nominations and, as the case warrants, designate the awardee.

Support of the nomination: Nominations must include a one-page letter of nomination with the documentation necessary to support a case for the nominee’s outstanding ability as a teacher.  Such documentation may include Student Reaction Profiles, testimonial letters, and annual evaluations by the nominee’s Graduate Teaching Supervisor as well as any other evidence of excellence that the nominator may deem appropriate.

Conferral of the Award: The award will be made at the Department’s Annual Awards Reception. The award shall include the public reading of the letter of nomination, a plaque, and monetary recognition, which may vary in amount on an annual basis.

 

THE GLORIA LEYVA DUBIN AWARD ($500)

This award aims to facilitate Grad Students attendance to a conference either to present their work or simply audit and learn from other presentations. However, preference will be given to those sending an abstract to potentially present.

The Graduate Studies Committee would like to invite its Grad Students to submit a detailed proposal

  • name of conference
  • date
  • registration
  • travel costs
  • and endorsement of the project by a Faculty member

by Friday, March 1, so that a decision can be made late March or early April.

Applications are accepted for conferences attended during that same academic year, and awarded retroactively.