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Modern Languages Scholarships

Scholarship Applications for 2014-2015 are Now Closed 

The College of Liberal Arts wants to thank all of our students for applying for the 2014-2015 scholarships and awards. Applications are now being reviewed by committees and all students who applied will be notified via email no later than April 1st.

Scholarship and award recipients are asked to attend the College of Liberal Arts Donor/Student Luncheon from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 11th. The student awards will be handed out later that day from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. More information will be provided when students are notified by email.

Feel free to contact Lauren Belflower at lbelflower1@uco.edu or 974-5567 with any questions.


The Finney Scholars Scholarship

Underwritten by gifts to the Finney Fund and to the Liberal Arts Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Mission:  To provide scholarships that recognize Liberal Art students who are identified as having a proven record of high academic achievement in their chosen major.

Value and Duration:  The value of the Finney Scholarships is determined by the funds available and is disbursed in the following academic year.

Criteria:  The selected recipients will meet the following criteria and may be required to submit additional documentation as required by the department.
* Must be a Liberal Arts major
* Must have a 3.5 GPA in the major and a 3.5 GPA overall
* Must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good standing
* Must show practical evidence of excellence in the discipline as determined by the department (see additional requirements below)

Requirements:   The recipient will be asked to write a letter of thanks to the Scholarship Donors. This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

Additional Requirements within Your Department:


Modern Languages Scholarships and Tuition Waivers

If you are a declared Modern Languages Major or Minor and an Oklahoma resident, you may apply for either. Non-residents may also apply, but are eligible for scholarships only.

CLICK HERE FOR 2014 ML SCHOLARSHIP & TUITION WAIVER APPLICATION

Applications are also available at the Modern Languages office, Thatcher Hall 204. Deadline to apply is FEBRUARY 15th.


Modern Language Tuition Waivers

The Department of Modern Languages is pleased to inform you that any student who minors or majors in a foreign language can be among the great winners of this award.

Modern Languages Tuition Waiver Criteria:

While this is not a checklist guaranteeing support, these are categories of student activity and accomplishment which are considered by the committee for the award of limited tuition waiver funds and also some scholarships.  We urge you to apply if you are eligible.

Study Abroad Scholarship

Scholarships are available from the Liberal Arts College to help with the cost of study tours or study abroad. Application information is usually available from the LA dean's office in mid to late January. Please check the Liberal Arts College homepage in January for posted information, or call the LA dean's office at 974-2602.

Future Teacher Scholarship

Future Teacher Scholarship Applications are available in the Education Department Office.

Gilman Scholarship Information

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

Visit www.iie.org to find out more.

Pandora Everett Scholarship in Spanish Language Education

Scholarship Mission:  The scholarship is provided to address the demand for Spanish Language Teachers and is awarded to a student with a declared major in Spanish Education.

Value and Duration:  This is a $1500 scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year and is disbursed in the Fall/Spring semester in equal amounts of $750 each semester.

Criteria: 
* Be a declared Spanish Education major
* Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.5
* Attach a 1-page letter outlining financial need
* Submit a letter documenting a commitment to civic and educational affairs of the community

Requirements:  This scholarship requires that the recipient complete additional documents provided by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation as well as the College application.  The recipient is asked to write a letter of thanks to Everett Family Trust which has made this scholarship available.  This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN:  Lauren B. Belflower May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

Get the application form and cover sheet.

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Outstanding French Student, Outstanding German Student, Outstanding Spanish Student

Funded by Modern Language Scholarships

Scholarship Mission:  These scholarships are awarded to students who show excellence in their language studies.

Value and Duration:  The value of each scholarship is variable, but typically a minimum $200 and is disbursed based on graduation status.

Criteria: 
* Open to US residents and non-residents
* Major or minor in Modern Language, Literature, or Cultural Studies
* Have a GPA  of 3.0 or higher in the discipline with grades of A or B
* Should show club participation, club leadership, involvement in outreach events, or have plans for participation in a study tour

Requirements:  The recipient will be asked to write a letter of thanks to the Scholarship Donors. This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

Get the application form and cover sheet.

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Cathy Stults Scholarship in French Studies

Scholarship Mission: This scholarship provides funds to support a student who is a French major or minor.

Value and Duration:  The value of this award is $500 and is disbursed in the fall semester.

Criteria: 
* Have a declared major or minor in French
* Have 3.5 minimum GPA
* Be active in French Club or the French speaking community
* Present a letter of support from French faculty member
* Continue to study French at UCO

Requirements:  The recipient will be asked to write a letter of thanks to Mr. Ben Odom.  This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

Get the application form and cover sheet.

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Samuel Henry and Elizabeth P. Mitchell Scholarship

Scholarship Mission:  The scholarship is awarded to recognize students of the Modern Languages Department who are accomplished in several languages.

Value and Duration:  The value of this scholarship will be determined by the funds available (generally above $250) and is disbursed in the fall semester.

Criteria: 
* Have a declared major or minor in a language
* Have 3.5 minimum GPA
* Be an active learner in more than one language

Requirements:  The recipient is asked to submit a letter of thanks to the donors before funds are disbursed.  This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower, Scholarship Coordinator before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

Get the application form and cover sheet.

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Nollert Family Scholarship in German Studies

Scholarship Mission:  The scholarship provides funds to support a student who is a German major or minor.

Value and Duration:  The value of this scholarship is $500 and is disbursed in the fall semester.

Criteria: 
* Declared major or minor in German at UCO
* Minimum GPA of 3.5 in German
* A letter of support from a German faculty member (to LA Scholarship Office)
* Continued study at UCO in the semester receiving the award

Requirements:  The recipient is asked to submit a letter of thanks to the donors before funds are disbursed.  This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower, Scholarship Coordinator before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

Get the application form and cover sheet.

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Other Scholarships & Job Opportunities

National and International Opportunities

1. Study Tour, 9 to 15 days in France: Visit the Consulate General of France in Boston. Grants to study in France.

2. French Embassy: Study Abroad in France; Student Aid in France; Chateaubriand Scholarship. Visit the French Embassy website.

3. French Contests, Scholarships & Grants: Visit the American Association of Teacher of French (AATF) website.

4. Teaching Assistants in France: Teach English in France. Visit The Official Website of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

5. Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program: Teaching Assistantship throughout the world. Visit Fulbright Institute Of International Education.

6. Fulbright Scholarships: Visit Fulbright Program for U.S. Students.

7. Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for Students: Visit Erasmus Mundus.

8. Finance your studies in France: Visit the France Diplomatie website, especially the document to be printed, "Finance your studies".

UCO Campus Opportunities

1. Passport to France

Attend ten events and become eligible to enter the drawing for a $500 tuition waiver.

If you enter, your passport must be turned in by Thursday, December 1, 2011.

Passport description and schedule

2. Future Teachers Scholarship Program

If you have declared your major in a discipline designated a shortage area of education by the Oklahoma Board of Regents, then tuition waivers are available.

https://secure.okcollegestart.org/Financial_Aid/Types_of_Aid/Scholarships/State_Scholarship_Programs/Future_Teachers.aspx

3. Campus Activity and Special Programs Scholarships

Visit the webpage for a complete list of Programs Scholarships

4. Incoming Transfer Academic & Leadership Scholarship Opportunities

The admission application is good for both admission and scholarship consideration. For Spring 2011 scholarship consideration apply before November 1, 2011 OR Fall 2011 scholarship consideration apply before April 1, 2011. Scholarship deadlines and other requirements are strictly enforced.

5. UCO Meal Plan & Book Scholarship Award

Students may apply for either the Meal Plan or Book Scholarship but NOT both. The student applying must be enrolled full-time and have a FAFSA on file at UCO or must be a full-time, degree seeking international student. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. This application must be submitted to Student Financial Services, 141 Nigh University Center, by 5 pm August 15, 2011. Awards are for fall 2011 only.

Meal Plan & Book Scholarship Award

6. Academic & Leadership Scholarship Opportunities for Freshmen

Apply at www.uco.edu/apply by 5pm, February 1.

Application

7. Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships: Rotary International offers one-year, $27,000 scholarships for students who want to study abroad.  Applications for the 2012-13 Ambassadorial Scholarship are due April 1 for those applying through the downtown Rotary Club.  The scholarships are intended to help defray costs associated with round-trip transportation, tuition and other fees, room and board, and some educational supplies.  Applicants must have completed their sophomore year of college, or must have completed high school and been employed in a recognized vocation for at least two years.  Children and grandchildren of Rotarians are ineligible.  Application must be made through a local Rotary club in the applicant's legal or permanent residence or place of full-time study or employment.

Application and other criteria for scholarship:  www.okcrotary.com

For more information call 405-235-5100 or e-mail Rotary29@okcrotary.com

8. Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST):  The Oklahoma City Chapter of Executive Women International awards scholarships each year to adult students in transition (ASIST).  Eligible applicants must live in Canadian, Cleveland, Kingfisher, Lincoln, Logan, Oklahoma or Pottawatomie counties and must be at least 18 years of age.

Application:  You may obtain the packet by going to http://ewiokc.org/community/scholarship-programs/ and scrolling down to the section on ASIST.

9. Association on American Indian Affairs:  Native American and Alaska Native students from federally recognized and non-recognized tribes are eligible to apply.  All students must be enrolled full time, seeking a minimum of an Associate's degree at an accredited institution, be enrolled in their tribe and meet the additional criteria listed.

Application and other scholarship information:  Please visit http://www.indian-affairs.org/ for complete details and the acceptance period.

Additional scholarships available for Native-Americans

10. Institute of Hope Scholarship:  This scholarship was developed to provide emergency funding to aid students who are caught in situations of prejudice, poverty or abuse. Applicants must be able to show financial need and be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours. Students should be able to explain lack of access to traditional financial aid funding.

Deadline:  One week prior to the start of the semester to which the funds will be applied. 

Website:  www.uco.edu/la

Application:  Available in the Scholarship Office.

11. Jaycee Foundation of Oklahoma, Inc.-Non-Traditional Student Scholarship: The Jaycee Foundation of Oklahoma is honored to present scholarships to selected secondary or non-typical students.  Both traditional and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.  Award recipients will be announced on April 16, 2011.  Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, a U. S. citizen and a resident of Oklahoma.

Deadline:  March 5, 2011.

Application:  http://www.jayceefoundationofok.org

12. McNair Scholars Program:  Scholarship program is designed to prepare students for careers as graduate students, professors or professional researchers.  Must be full time student, with 42 hours or more completed, 3.0 GPA & first generation college student or student from an underrepresented ethnic group.  

Application:  www.uco.edu/edgrants/McNair

13. OK-AHEAD: Scholarships are available for applicants with disabilities. The OK-AHEAD website lists its own scholarship as well as other disability scholarships.

Deadline:  Varies by scholarship

Application:  www.ok-ahead.org

Additional scholarships available for students with disabilities

14. Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund: Applicant must have completed high school or GED at least ten years ago and must have at least two full semesters remaining to complete their undergraduate degree.

Deadline:  January 3, 2011

Application:  www.talbots.com

Additional scholarships available for women

15. Wyatt and Mattie Jeltz Memorial Scholarship: Applicants must be sophomore or above African-American students with at least 30 hours earned and a 2.9 GPA. This scholarship is to pay for related college expenses.

Deadline:  Fall-August 15, Spring-December 20

Contact:  Jeltz Scholarship Foundation
P O Box 36575
Oklahoma City, OK  73136-2575

16. Additional scholarships available for African-Americans

17. Third Party Scholarships

18. Minority Scholarships


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