Scholarships for all Languages
Aliaga-Buchenau Witness in Residence Scholarship
The Aliaga-Buchenau Witness in Residence Scholarship is part of the Anabel Aliaga-Buchenau Project which is a partnership between the college and community members. The partnership consists of an eyewitness-in-residence and study abroad scholarships. Its focus is to build a broad and deep culture within the college that connects the UNC Charlotte environment with cataclysmic events in the world and the people who have been affected by them and/or who have shaped them. These scholarships will provide students with the opportunity to study abroad and be exposed to an international community that has experienced an event related to genocide, the Holocaust, or a violation of human rights. This scholarship was made possible by the generous contribution of Ms. Dale F. Halton.
Study Abroad Scholarship
Sponsored by the UNC Charlotte Barnes & Noble Bookstore, the Study Abroad Scholarship is a financial award based on scholarly merit designed to help cover the travel expenses of our language students who choose to enrich their UNC Charlotte experience through a full learning-immersion experience in a host country of their chosen target language.
Critical Language Scholarship Program
“The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors 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 future professional careers.
Each summer, CLS provides rigorous academic instruction in fifteen languages that are critical to America’s national security and economic prosperity. CLS participants are citizen ambassadors, sharing American values and promoting American influence abroad.”
For more information visit their website.
National Security Education Program’s Boren Awards
Boren Scholars and Fellows study a wide range of critical languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, and Swahili. Boren Awards are available to students of all proficiency levels who are committed to enhancing their skills.
For more information visit their website.
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. The Institute of International Education has administered the program since its inception in 2001.
Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad can apply for a supplemental award of up to $3,000, for a combined total of $8,000. The Critical Need Language Award is competitive and offered to a limited number of Gilman scholars each year. Not all students who are studying these languages will receive $8,000. In addition to receiving additional funds for language study, students who are awarded the Critical Need Language Award and complete their Gilman Scholarship requirements will be offered the opportunity to take the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). This test and the results will serve as both an evaluation measure of the award and as a credential for the award recipient.
To be considered for this award, you will need to submit a short supplemental essay that describes how you intend to improve your critical need language skills, your motivations for doing so, and how your study of the language relates to your academic and professional goals. More information on the supplemental essay can be found here.
- Bahasa Indonesian
- Chinese (Mandarin)
For more information, see their website.
Judith Suther Scholarship
This scholarship honors the professor of French at UNC Charlotte who was instrumental in building the French and Translation programs. This scholarship provides financial support for French majors and minors.
Pierre Macy Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial support for French majors and minors.
French Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial support for French majors and minors studying abroad.
German Study Abroad Scholarships
Gabriel, Cernyak, Reimer Scholarship
This scholarship honors three professors of German at UNC Charlotte who were instrumental in building the German program. The scholarship provides up to $1000 for German majors and minors studying abroad in Germany.
German Language and Culture Foundation Scholarship
The German Language and Culture Foundation offers 24 scholarships to $2500 each for German Majors to study at one of the 16 Goethe Institut Locations in Germany.
Japanese Study Abroad Scholarship
Samual Nelson Read Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship honors a UNC Charlotte alumn and Japanese major. This scholarship provides financial support for Japanese majors and minors studying abroad.