Department of Languages & Literatures Scholarships

Updated scholarship information is now available for L&L students.  Awards are available for undergraduate and graduate students in all majors and concentrations.

 


 

Endowed Scholarships
Endowed scholarships are available through the UNIversity Scholarship Application unless otherwise noted.

Paul & Mary Bender ScholarshipAwarded annually to one or more graduate level students who have completed a B.A. in Spanish at UNI and who are pursuing graduate studies in Spanish at UNI. Min. GPA 3.33. Submit to L&L an application form, transcripts, and a cover letter addressing professional goals (200-250 words). Deadline: March 31, 2014. ($2700-$4000)


Margaret Divelbess Scholarship: English major intending to teach following graduation from UNI; junior standing with at least two semesters left at UNI at time of award. UNIversity Scholarship Application, one-page (minimum) statement describing qualifications and plans to teach, and two letters of recommendation from faculty members.  Letters of recommendation should be sent to Margaret Divelbess Scholarship, Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0502. ($1,000-$2,000)


E. H. Moeller Scholarship: up to six undergraduate students with a French or Spanish Major. Incoming freshmen are eligible. In order to qualify for the E.H. Moeller Scholarship a student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. The scholarship may be renewable each year provided the student maintains satisfactory academic performance and continues to major in French or Spanish.  UNIversity Scholarship Application and letter of recommendation from faculty member.  Letter of recommendation should be sent to E.H. Moeller Scholarship, Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0502. ($1,000-$1,500)


Jane Sherwin Schwartz Modern Languages Scholarship: undergraduate students with a declared major in any modern language; must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 & 3.3 in major field. The scholarship will be renewable for four years if the recipient maintains a 3.0 accumulative grade point average and maintains a 3.3 grade in his/or her major field. UNIversity Scholarship Application and letter of recommendation from faculty member.  Letter of recommendation should be sent to Jane Sherwin Schwartz Scholarship, Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0502. ($100-$1,000/year)

 

Mary Wheat Graves Award: English major; academic excellence and promise in that area; 3.5 GPA in major; preferred emphasis in literature; junior standing with at least two semesters left at UNI at time of award.  In addition to UNIversity Scholarship applications, two letters of recommendation from faculty members should be sent to Mary Wheat Graves Award, Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0502.  ($100-$500)

 


 


Study Abroad Scholarships
available to L&L majors and minors through
L&L Study Abroad Scholarship Application

  

Orville and Winifred Deeds International Travel Endowed Scholarship: Modern Languages undergraduate major travelling to study abroad.  Application available through department and due Nov. 7 for spring and March 31 for fall study abroad.  ($400-$1300)

 

Grace Ann & Theodore Hovet Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship: Undergraduate English or TESOL major, preference given to non-teaching majors and those with financial need.  Application available through department and due Nov. 7 for spring and March 31 for fall study abroad.  Min. GPA 2.5. ($500-$2,500)  

 

George & Jane Zucker Modern Languages Scholarship: one undergraduate junior or senior student for study abroad studying abroad in the fall or spring (not summer) semester; 3.0 min. GPA; Application due Nov. 7. The recipient can only receive the scholarship once.  ($350-$1100)

 

L&L students may also apply for the Robert Eller Scholarship for Study Abroad.

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Additional Scholarships
Please pick up applications in Bartlett Hall, 1001.

Writing Awards: for undergraduate students only

Frank and Otelia Kraft Scholarship: for English or TESOL graduate student with at least six hours of graduate coursework in the UNI Department of Languages & Literatures, including Introduction to Graduate Study in English or Introduction to Graduate Study in TESOL. Min. GPA 3.33. Application available through department. ($750-$800)

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Graduate Assistantships and Graduate Tuition Scholarships

Please CLICK HERE for applications for Graduate Assistantships and Tuition Scholarships. You may send completed applications as email attachments as follows:

English/TESOL graduate students may send applications to knebel@uni.edu.

Languages graduate students may send applications to alex.wright@uni.edu.

Applications may also be brought to the English/TESOL graduate office, Bartlett 1006.