Study Abroad Scholarships & Awards
Before applying for any scholarships, please note the following:
The sum of all institutional aid received cannot exceed the university’s total standard direct cost of attendance plus a stipend. Items in the standard direct cost include regular on-campus tuition charges*, average room**, average board***, and average book costs***. For more information regarding the University stacking/over-award policy, please visit the Financial Aid website.
Additional permissions are required for travel to Travel Warning Countries, CDC Level 2 & 3 countries, and countries on the Sanctions list. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if your proposal is for travel to a country on any of these lists.
Modern Languages Fund Award
The Modern Languages Fund Award was established by Betty and David A. Jones in 1984. The award is meant to help students enhance their foreign language learning by subsidizing overseas travel and residency in locations where students will benefit from total immersion in the language they are studying.
- The competition is open to undergraduates who have completed 12 credit hours of study in their target language (or the equivalent) by the time of their departure.
- The competition is open to graduates who are currently enrolled in the Department of Classical & Modern Languages.
HOW TO APPLY:
- Complete the Modern Languages Fund Award Application
- Submit your unofficial transcript(s)
- Submit a copy of your financial aid/scholarship award(s) available on ULink
- Complete and submit a budget listing all other funding for your trip and containing specific price quotes from vendors. (Please download and complete the budget form then upload it to the application form)
- Submit an Acceptance Form upon receipt of the award notice (Instructions for this will be provided via email).
- Submit a 250-500 word report within 30 days of the project's completion describing how the funds were used and how you benefited from the experience (Instructions for this will be provided via email).
- Awards must be used by the following June 30th and may ONLY be used for the project described in the application.
The Modern Languages Fund Award Application
THE CURRENT FUNDING PERIOD COVERS PROJECTS FOR SUMMER 2021, FALL 2021, AND SPRING 2022.
QUESTIONS? Please contact Dr. Matthieu Dalle at email@example.com.
Student Travel Awards
Student Travel Awards are awarded annually to students who have late-breaking opportunities to study foreign languages abroad The award may be used for new travel or to supplement funding already received from other sources such as the Modern Languages Fund. Students enrolled in language programs are given preference, and the applicant’s GPA and language grades are important factors.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants should have finished 12 credits (or the equivalent) of their target language by the time they commence their trip.
HOW TO APPLY:
- Complete a Student Travel Award Application
- Submit a 350-500 word essay describing how your trip will improve your knowledge of your target language and prepare you for further language study.
- Submit a program brochure or other official program review
- Submit your current unofficial transcript
- Complete and submit a budget listing all other funding for your trip and containing specific price quotes from vendors. (Please download and complete the budget form then upload it to the application form).
- Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor at the International Center several weeks before your departure to arrange for special overseas course enrollment status. For more information, please visit the Study Abroad website or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502)-852-0374. A grant cannot be distributed if you are not an enrolled UofL student during your trip.
Student Travel Award Application
WORLD SCHOLARS COMPETITION SUSPENDED
Due to the potential long-term impact of the COVID-19 crisis on international travel and budget, the spring 2020 competition for World Scholars funding has been suspended. Once we emerge from the crisis, please do set up an appointment with a study abroad advisor so you can regroup, identify viable programs, and explore alternative sources of funding. To schedule an appointment, visit the Study Abroad website.)
The World Scholars Program, supported by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, provides select undergraduate students with up to $5,000.00 of funding to support a significant study experience of at least two months’ duration in a country or region of the world whose principal language is not English.
Applicants must be actively committed to achieving fluency in the language of that country or region. They must also be declared majors or minors in any of the non-language disciplines offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and endeavor, to the degree possible, to study the material of that discipline while abroad (whether through full-immersion coursework, service learning, internship placement, directed study, etc.).
Students studying any of the modern languages offered at the University of Louisville (Arabic, American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish) are encouraged to apply.
World Scholars Program Application
QUESTIONS? Email Dr. Greg Hutcheson at email@example.com.