Scholarships

Greetings students of Languages & Literatures!

For the 2020-21 academic year, we are now accepting applications for department scholarships to students studying Cherokee, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish. The awards will range from $450 to $800 per student.

Eligibility:

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Not graduating in May 2020

How to Apply

A. Submit a cover letter with the following information. (Write your Student ID – not your name on it.)

1. What language(s) are you taking?
2. Are you pursuing a concentration or a minor?
3. Do you have plans for study abroad or study away in the next 2 years?
4. When are you planning to graduate?
5. Are you planning to attend any of these programs, Semester in Spain (Santander), Internship in Saumur, or a
UNC Asheville faculty led program?
6. How many hours are you going to be enrolled in the Fall?
7. Have you previously received one of our Department scholarships? If so, when?

B. Write on a separate page a 500 word personal statement in which you address the following questions:
1. Why is it important that the Department consider you for this scholarship?
2. What interests you about the language you are studying?
3. How will language skills and intercultural understanding help you achieve your academic and professional goals?
4. Do you have plans to continue developing your linguistic and intercultural competency upon completing your studies here at UNCA? Explain how.
(Questions inspired by George Mason University Critical Language Scholarship)

Criteria for Evaluating Applicants

  • Evidence of passion for/commitment to intercultural education.
  • Creativity and clarity of expression.
  • In French, German and Spanish, we will give preference to students working on a Concentration or a Minor.

Submission Directions

Submit your materials via email to Susan Maas, smaas@unca.edu by Wednesday, April 1, 2020. In order that your essay be anonymous to the review committee,
please do not include your name on the materials; just write it please in the body of your email.

NOTICE: We have extended the deadline for applications to April 6, 2020. We hope this is helpful
to you!