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).

The deadline for submitting an application for study during summer 2015 or the 2015–2016 academic year is February 13, 2015. Once a student submits the application, a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of the application will be sent by either Sonia Phung in Modern Literatures & Cultures (MLC) or Michele Mauney in Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies (LALIS). Students will be notified of departmental decisions in March.

J. Gray Wright Scholarship     Web Application
The J. Gray Wright Scholarship is merit based and will be awarded to a rising UR junior or senior who majors in LALIS or in one of the programs offered by MLC (major in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, or minor in Japanese).

J.R. Francis Scholarship          Web Application
This scholarship is need and merit based and is awarded to a French major for study on campus or abroad. Two awards of approximately $10,000.

Gotaas Memorial Scholarship    Web Application
This scholarship is need based and is awarded to a Westhampton College student majoring in Arabic Studies, French, German Studies, Italian Studies, Latin American, Latino & Iberian Studies, Russian StudiesChinese Studies or or minoring in Japanese Studies. Two awards of approximately $4,500.

Holt Summer Study Abroad Scholarship    Web Application

This scholarship is merit based and is awarded to students who participate in Richmond's summer study abroad programs in:

  • Cordoba, Argentina - Thais Montalvo Diaz
  • Berlin, Germany - Kathrin Bower
  • Hamamatsu, Japan - Akira Suzuki
  • Prague, Czech Republic - Yvonne Howell
  • Verona, Italy - Lorenza Marcin
  • La Rochelle, France - Olivier Delers
  • Sevilla, Spain - LAIS 221 Academics and Athletics (May-June Term) - Corrado Corradini
  • Sevilla, Spain (June-July Term)- Sarah Bogard

The award is approximately $2,000.

Holt Semester/Academic Year Scholarship   Web Application

This scholarship is merit based and is awarded to students who participate in Richmond's semester/academic year study abroad programs in countries in which students study one of the languages offered by LALIS and MLC.

The awards are for approximately $3,000.

Don Quijote Scholarship   Web Application

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, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela. Two awards of approximately $4,800.


University-endowed scholarship funds can only be used to participate in study abroad programs sponsored by the University of Richmond.