Each spring semester we accept applications for department scholarships to students studying Cherokee, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish.  A flyer will go out in the Spring of 2021 with details.


Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
Not graduating in the spring semester application is submitted

Information we will request:

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?

You will provide 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.

Contact:  Susan Maas,


The Henry Stern Award in Foreign Languages
The Ruth Campbell Reynolds Scholarship
The Dr. Marcel C. Andrade Scholarship in Foreign Languages
The Department of Foreign Languages Scholarship