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Not finding what you are looking for? Visit the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to learn about other available scholarships and awards. ASU also offers an extensive database for you to search through and find the right ones to apply for. 

 

Italian Program Summer Scholarship: The Italian program of the School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) will award scholarships to help students pay for the fees of the SILC-Italian program either in San Severino Marche or in Florence. The Italian faculty thanks Vista Higher Learning for funding the scholarships. Questions?  Contact Sandra Palaich, sandra.palaich@asu.edu or Chiara Dal Martello, chiara.dm@asu.edu

Italian Study Abroad

 

Robert J. Kestelik Scholarship: For a School of International Letters and Cultures major Chinese, French, German, International Letters & Cultures (Classics and non-Classics), Italian, Japanese, Russian or Spanish who has demonstrated leadership or significant involvement in LGBT issues or groups. This award is for $1,000*

Kestelik Application

 

Ava and Raymond Tartar Literature Scholarship: Recognizes a junior or senior undergraduate in Chinese, French, German, International Letters & Cultures (Classics and non-Classics), Italian, Japanese, Russian or Spanish who demonstrates financial need and who is studying literature. Award is for $2,500*

Tartar Application

 

Quino E. Martinez Scholarship: Supports one full-time undergraduate student at the junior or senior level and one graduate student. The recipient must be enrolled in a Spanish or Portuguese degree program at the School of International Letters and Cultures.

Quino E. Martinez Application

 

The Hing Fong scholarship recognizes an undergraduate student studying Chinese languages at SILC.

Hing Fong Scholarship Application

Dorothy Govekar Scholarship: Supports an undergraduate or graduate student in the School of International Letters and Cultures. Each year the Director of the school will determine the awardee based on application process. This award is for $500 scholarships to help students pay for cost associated with Study Abroad.

Dorothy Govekar Scholarship Application

 

Not finding what you are looking for? Visit the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to learn about other available scholarships and awards. ASU also offers an extensive database for you to search through and find the right ones to apply for.

 

Teresa Valdivieso Award: To be given to the best doctoral student with concentration in Spanish peninsular literature. Please provide a brief letter indicating interest in being considered for the award. A faculty member may also nominate a student by providing a letter of recommendation.

Valdivieso Application

Women in Latin American Publishing Award: for best research publication by a female graduate student in Latin American literature and culture.

Women in Latin American Publishing Application

Judith Radke Award in Translation: Translators must be registered in a degree-seeking graduate program in the School of International Letters and Cultures. Translations must be from a scholarly or literary work into English. However, the source language need not be the language of the program in which an applicant is registered. 

Radke Application

Mexican American / Northern Mexican Publication Award: This award highlights the best scholarly article published in Mexican American literature and culture by an MA or doctoral student specializing or sub-specializing in Mexican American Studies. The award will be made to the best scholarly article published during the twelve calendar months prior to the month of the award.

MA/ NM Publication Application

Spanish Linguistics Award: This award is given to the most outstanding Spanish MA student with a concentration in linguistics. Criteria for selection include: progress in the MA program and toward professional goals, quality of performance in linguistics classes, GPA, and professional activities (presentations / publications). Candidates for the award must be in at least their fourth semester in the MA program; preference will be given to qualified candidates who are working on their theses

Spanish Linguistics Application

David Raúl Foster Latin American Publishing Award: for best research publication by a doctoral student in Latin American literature and culture.

Foster Publishing Application

Foster Latin American Research Fellowship: Summer stipends/travel support for graduate students engaged in Latin American studies.

Foster Research Application

Quino E. Martinez Scholarship Supports one full-time undergraduate student at the junior or senior level and one graduate student. The recipient must be enrolled in a Spanish or Portuguese degree program at the School of International Letters and Cultures.

Quino E. Martinez Application

Chasqui: revista de literatura Latinoamericana is pleased to announce a competition for awards up to $1500 to support research by SILC doctoral students in any area of Latin American studies. Awards may be used at any time in 2018, with an emphasis on research/conference travel and materials acquisition.

Chasqui Application

The Hing Fong scholarship recognizes a graduate student studying Chinese languages at SILC.

Hing Fong Application

Dorothy Govekar Scholarship: Supports an undergraduate or graduate student in the School of International Letters and Cultures. Each year the Director of the school will determine the awardee based on application process. This award is for $500 scholarships to help students pay for cost associated with Study Abroad.

Dorothy Govekar Scholarship Application

Check out the Office of National Scholarship Advisement (ONSA) for a database of scholarships available to students.

Take a look at our Study Abroad Scholarships & Fellowships in one click glance  here

Spanish

Centro de Voluntarios
The English Opens Doors Program offers volunteer opportunities for English speakers to assist Chilean public school students with English language learning.

K-12 English or French Language Assistant-- Postions in the Spanish public school system 
Opportunities available through Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y deporte.

The European Union Internships
The EU offers internships located in its delegations around the world, in as many languages as there are hosting countries (over a hundred).

Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Vietnamese and Hindi-Urdu

ASU StarTalk to Flagship 2016 (FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS)
ASU Chinese Language Summer Camp: From STARTALK to Flagship offers a 15-day intensive program for motivated current 8th-12th graders who are Arizona residents. This program provides a great opportunity for both heritage and non-heritage learners to explore and expand their knowledge in Chinese language.

JET (The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program)
Is a Japanese government sponsored program, provides opportunities for recent graduates to work full time as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) at an elementary, junior high or high school, or to work as Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) at local governments to engage in internationalization activities and translation/interpretation. There are two new elite fellowship programs at China’s two premier universities in Beijing:Schwarzman Scholars, a one year fully funded masters at Tsinghua in public policy, economics and business, or international studies. Academy, a one year fully funded masters at Peking University in China Studies.

The Academy of Korean Studies has 6 month graduate fellowships; , and a research paper contest 

Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS)

The U. S. Department of State’s CLS Program provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences Program in thirteen critical need foreign languages for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, intermediate and advanced Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. 

Taiwan Government Scholarships
The government of Taiwan has scholarships, such as the
Ministry of Education’s Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES), for Chinese language study at universities in Taiwan. Rotary International also provides study opportunities in Taiwan and other nations with Rotary branches. Contact your local Rotary. Bowman Travel Grants for students with demonstrated need.

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (Unpaid)
This unpaid program, for students with a minimum of 60 credit hours or greater, provides the opportunity to work in U.S. Embassies and Consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices spread around the United States. This unpaid program is designed to provide substantive experiences in a Foreign Affairs environment.

Pathways Internship Program (Paid)
The U.S. Department of State’s Pathways Internship Program  includes both the Internship Temporary Program (ITEP) and the Internship Experience Program (IEP). Both programs are targeted toward U.S. citizens enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to graduate school and professional academic levels. Both programs provide students with opportunities to explore Federal careers while being paid for the work performed.

Classics and Middle Eastern

Critical Languages Institute (CLI) at ASU
Intensive summer language courses tuition-free (program fee $1,000) in Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Hebrew, Macedonian, Persian (Farsi/Tajik), Polish, Russian, Tatar, Turkish, and Uzbek for 7 weeks at ASU (8 credits), and 4 weeks in country with host families (3 credits). Grants to cover those costs include:


Melikian Scholars Award for Armenian, Uzbek, Turkish or Persian

(11-week program) or Advanced Armenian (8-week program): up to $3,600 for superior undergraduates or graduates for participation in both the 7-week Arizona and the 4-week overseas courses.

Melikian Scholarships for Domestic Study

(7-week program) up to $700.CLI International Distinguished Engagement Awards (IDEA), up to $3,000, for overseas study only, for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to careers in the Foreign Service, international public sector service, or academic fields related to their languages.

Project GO at ASU

offers full tuition, room, board, books, and funds study-abroad for cadets or midshipmen from any ROTC unit to study Farsi or Turkish. Critical Languages Institute (CLI) at ASU

The EU offers internships

located in its delegations around the world, in as many languages as there are hosting countries (over a hundred).

Jewish Studies Scholarships
ASU’s Jewish Studies program offers 7 different scholarships to students studying areas related to Judaism. Some scholarships can be applied to study abroad.

Masa Israel
Masa Israel funds support travel to Israel for Jewish students.

French

Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)
Sponsored by the French government, this program pays you to teach English in a French junior high or high school for a year after graduation.

The European Union Internships
The EU offers internships located in its delegations around the world, in as many languages as there are hosting countries (over a hundred). In addition, up to four Fulbright-mtvU awards will be available to pursue projects around an aspect of international contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression. Applications will be accepted for any country to which there is an active Fulbright U.S. Student Program for Academic and Arts fields. Preference will be given to recent graduates.

USAC: Study Abroad in Lyon and Pau

ASU partners with USAC (The University Studies Abroad Consortium) to offer spring, summer, fall, and year-long programs in the French cities of Lyon and Pau. For information on these programs, go to http://usac.unr.edu/study-abroad-programs/france. USAC offers scholarships and discounts. Contact the Study Abroad Office to learn about other study abroad options in France and French- speaking countries, and to learn about financial aid options. 

The European Union Internships

The EU offers internships located in its delegations around the world, in as many languages as there are hosting countries (over a hundred). You may wish to benefit from these generous opportunities. 

Italian

USAC: Study Abroad in Viterbo and Reggio Emilia

ASU partners with USAC (The University Studies Abroad Consortium) to offer semester and year-long programs in Viterbo and Reggio Emilia. These programs offer internships in Italian and the opportunity to live in residences with Italian students.  USAC offers scholarships and discounts. Contact the Study Abroad Office to learn about other study abroad options in Italy, and to learn about financial aid options.

Site Program (Paid Internship in Lombardy)

The SITE Program (Study, Intercultural Training and Experience) is a paid internship program for English Teaching Assistants in the schools of Lombardy, Italy. It is an excellent opportunity for students or new graduates who wish to get a better understanding of the Italian language and culture while assisting the Italian teachers in their work. The program is open to B.A. students who are currently completing or have recently completed (within the last 18 months) college level Italian language and culture programs. 

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE): Italy

ASU partners with CIEE to offer semester and academic-year programs in Ferrara, Italy. This program offers homestays and the opportunity for advanced students to take courses at the University of Ferrara.  CIEE also offers scholarships 

 

 

German

The Cultural Vistas Internship Program

in Germany provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable international work skills, improve German language abilities, and experience German life and culture firsthand.

DAAD: International students can apply for scholarships at numerous institutions. The extensive DAAD scholarship database for foreign students, graduates and acamdemics offers a wide range of scholarships and additional Information to help them with their application.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's German Chancellor Fellowship is a prestigious fellowship and the alumni of the program typically have gone on to very successful careers. It allows you to conduct an independent project at a host institution, in cooperation with a host in Germany you have selected for one year. The project should involve original exploration of a topic or issue, or research in your respective field of interest. Projects should be of relevance to modern societies, have a long-term and visible impact, and help to advance your career and professional development. Through your experience in Germany, you will acquire greater knowledge of your fields, gain new international experience, and strengthen your intercultural competence - all essential qualities for future professional leaders.

Bosnian, Croatian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Tajik, Turkish, and Uzbek

NSA Summer Language Program 

Completely paid internship in Russian for 12 weeks beginning in the summer after your sophomore year. Apprentice with language analysts. You must be a U.S. citizen, able to get a security clearance, with a minimum 3.0 GPA (3.5 GPA or higher preferred). Available June 2016 through January 2017 for operational interview, language testing, and processing.

Russian Language and Translation Program
ASU Exchange Program with Kazan Federal University In this new exchange program, students will be studying in the Division of Russian and Foreign Languages (Отдел русской изарубежной филологии), where they will study Russian translation in the Department of Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication (Кафедра иностранных языков имежкультурных цоммуникации). Initially, two students per semester will be accepted. The cost is ASU tuition. U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (Unpaid) This unpaid program, for students with a minimum of 60 credit hours or greater, provides the opportunity to work in U.S. Embassies and Consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices spread around the United States. This unpaid program is designed to provide substantive experiences in a Foreign Affairs environment.

ASU StarTalk to Flagship 2016 (FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS)
ASU Russian Language Summer Camp: From STARTALK to Flagship" offers a 15-day intensive program for motivated current 8th-12th graders who are Arizona residents. This program provides a great opportunity for both heritage and non-heritage learners to explore and expand their knowledge in Russian language

Russian Flagship Program

The Overseas Russian Flagship provides undergraduate students enrolled at Domestic Russian Flagship Programs an opportunity for intensive, professional language training and development, as well as direct enrollment at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The Overseas Program also accepts a limited number of post-BA and graduate students, working professionals, and heritage speakers already at the Advanced-Mid or Advanced-High language level (2-2+). The program also offers a comprehensive study of all aspects of contemporary Russian life and culture.

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey         

Summer Language Scholarships for students admitted to graduate degree programs at Monterey for Fall 2015, to study intermediate Russian, covers tuition, room and board at the Middlebury Language Schools program, or tuition only for the Monterey Institute Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP). Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace, for students admitted to graduate degree programs at Monterey for Fall 2016, to study intermediate Russian, for tuition, room and board to attend the Middlebury summer Language Schools. Veterans benefits cover tuition. Alumni of Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, City Year, Fulbright, JET and other programs are eligible for guaranteed scholarship awards.

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program

Unpaid internships for 8-10 weeks in spring, summer, and fall are available with the U.S. State Department overseas, in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, and around the world. It includes an intensive 1-2 weeks of Russian language study in Tver. Course credit may be available. Summer is very competitive and you have a better chance in spring or fall. You are responsible for airfare; housing will be provided overseas. ASU students have done this program and we can put you in touch with them if you have questions. Anne.Callaghan@asu.edu

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Study Abroad, St. Petersburg

Immersion programs in St. Petersburg, with homestays, peer tutors, volunteering opportunities, excursions, and cultural events. Classes and electives in Russian literature, culture, and politics are in Russian. Costs: $18,850 semester, $33,700 AY, plus airfare and personal expenses New CIEE LIFT scholarship for academic-year students of Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, or Russian, of a minimum of $5,000. CIEE GAIN scholarship for economic need of $1,500 to pay for plane ticket. Ping Scholarships for students with GPA of 3.8 or higher excelling in socially important areas of study. CIEE Gilman Go Global Grants for Gilman Scholarship students with demonstrated need for airfare.

Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS)

The U. S. Department of State’s CLS Program provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences Program in thirteen critical need foreign languages for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, intermediate and advanced Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Please consult with Prof. Donald Livingston (Russian) about your essays for the CLS because he has experience judging applications.

Alfa Fellowship Program

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished professional development program placing accomplished young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, and related areas in Russia. The program accepts up to 18 American, British, and German citizens per year. The program includes intensive Russian language training, seminar series, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, language training, coverage of all program-related travel costs, housing, and insurance. The Alfa Fellowship Program aims to expand networks of American, British, German, and Russian professionals, develop greater intercultural understanding, and advance knowledge of Russia in the West.

Project GO at ASU offers full tuition, room, board, books, and funds study-abroad for cadets or midshipmen from any ROTC unit to study Tajik/Farsi, Uzbek, Tatar, or Russian.

Check out the Office of National Scholarship Advisement (ONSA) for a database of scholarships available to students.

Fulbright

*Students must apply through ONSA

The Fulbright US Student Program funds several types of grants. The two main types of grants are Academic grants and English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) grants. One may only apply for one type of grant per application cycle. Students applying for Academic (aka "Study/Research") grants design their own academic projects and typically audit courses at and/or complete projects under the supervision of faculty members at foreign universities. Projects typically involve formal (i.e. classroom) study, directed study, independent research, or some combination of all three. Students may also apply for grants to support projects in the creative and performing arts. Students who receive an ETA grant are placed in a classroom and assist teachers of English to non-native English speakers. ETA recipients also serve as cultural ambassadors. Specific requirements of ETA grants also vary by country. 

Boren Award for International Study

*Students must apply through ONSA
$8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM majors)

$10,000 for a semester

$20,000 for a full academic year (encouraged)

Bosnian, Croatian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Tajik, and Uzbek are among languages that are given preference

Requirements: The award recipient must work for one year (beginning within three years of graduation) in the Federal Government in a position with national security responsibilities, or any element of the Intelligence Community, or in a position with national security responsibilities in any Federal department or agency. 

Blakemore Foundation Fellowships

 Blackmore Freeman Fellowships fund one year of advanced language study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei, and similar programs in other countries of East and SE Asia. Where there is no structured advanced-level language program at an educational institution in the country, the grant may provide for the financing of private tutorials under terms set forth in the application instructions. For more information, see http://www.blakemorefoundation.org.

Blakemore Application

Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS)

The Program provides overseas foreign language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences in 13 different languages. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility:

  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens, currently enrolled in a U.S. degree-granting program (undergraduate or graduate), Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course-work by program start date
  • Applicants must be in acceptable mental and physical health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Information Form and Physician’s Statement.
  • Applicants must be 18 years old by the beginning of the CLS Program.
  • Applicants must be at the appropriate level of foreign language proficiency (varies by country).

Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate & Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship 

*Students are advised to apply through ONSA

In the Fellowships, financial support of up to $37,500 annually will be provided for actual expenses for the senior year of college and the first year of graduate school. Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of

State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.

Eligibility:

  • must be a rising senior and complete all aspects of the application.

In addition, up to four Fulbright awards will be available to pursue projects around an aspect of international contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression. Applications will be accepted for any country to which there is an active Fulbright U.S. Student Program for Academic and Arts fields. Preference will be given to recent graduates. 

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

*Students must apply through ONSA

Provides support to undergraduate students who have been underrepresented in study abroad, including students with high financial need, first-generation college students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, those in underrpresented fields of study such as STEM, students with disabilities and students of non-traditional age

The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant. Over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad.

Recipients are then eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Award Students can apply for and receive both Boren and Gilman scholarships, but the final award cannot exceed the program cost. 

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Study Abroad

New CIEE LIFT scholarship for academic-year students of Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, or Russian, of a minimum of $5,000.

CIEE GAIN scholarship for economic need of $1,500 to pay for plane ticket