Scholarships and Awards
There are several language scholarships available to Richmond students who demonstrate either merit or need. In particular, scholarships are provided to students who might otherwise not be able to participate in a study abroad program during the summer, the semester or the academic year. Scholarships are co-sponsored with the Department of Modern Literatures and Cultures (MLC).
Applications are accepted in January and February for the summer and following academic year.
The deadline for submitting an application for study during summer 2014 or the 2014–2015 academic year is February 14, 2014. Applications should be submitted to Ms. Sonia Phung, Modern Literatures and Cultures, Room 205, Carole Weinstein International Center or Ms. Phyllis Dudding, Latin American and Iberian Studies, Room 334, Carole Weinstein International Center. Students will be notified of departmental decisions in March.
J. Gray Wright Scholarship
This scholarship is merit based and is awarded to a rising junior or senior majoring in LAIS who plans to study on campus or abroad. The student must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.30 and a minimum GPA of 3.50 in the language required. The award is for approximately $3,500.
Gotaas Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is need based and is awarded to a Westhampton College student majoring in either LAIS, French, German Studies, Italian Studies, or Russian Studies, or minoring in Chinese or Japanese. The award is for approximately $5,500.
Holt Summer Study Abroad Scholarship
Holt Semester/Academic Year Scholarship
This scholarship is merit based and is awarded to students who participate in Richmond's summer or semester/academic year study abroad programs in Argentina, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Russia, or Spain. Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a minimum GPA of 3.30 in the language. The awards are for approximately $1,900 for summer study and $1,050 for the semester/academic year.
Don Quijote Scholarship
This scholarship is merit based and may be used for a study abroad program lasting a full academic year. The program must be approved by the Office of International Education and must be in one of the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugual, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela. Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a minimum GPA of 3.50 in Spanish courses. The award is for approximately $3,000.
University-endowed scholarship funds can only be used to participate in study abroad programs sponsored by the University of Richmond.