The Richard B. and Constance L. Lewis Educational Scholarship

Applications to the Richard B. and Constance L. Lewis Educational Scholarship (fall 2019 competition)

The Richard B. and Constance L. Lewis Spanish Education Fund is used primarily to provide financial assistance to students of Spanish, but they may also be used by faculty to cover the cost of materials or activities (including the invitation of guest instructors or lecturers) aiming to expand students’ knowledge of and interest in Hispanic subjects.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION: Tuesday, October 22nd at 5 p.m.
FUNDING PERIOD: fall 2019 - spring 2020 (NOTE: does not extend to study abroad in summer 2020.)

AWARDS FOR STUDENTS

The Lewis Spanish Education Fund Committee invites full-time students pursuing a graduate degree in Spanish or an undergraduate degree with a declared major or minor in Spanish to submit applications for awards of up to $1000. The awards are intended to assist with educational expenses including, but not limited to: study abroad, tuition and books.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Applicants must be:

  • enrolled in the current semester as a full-time student (at least 12 credits for undergraduates, at least 6 credits for graduate students);
  • a graduate student in Spanish or an undergraduate with a declared major or minor in Spanish; and
  • a US citizen.

Preference will be given to students who have NOT previously been awarded the Lewis Spanish Education Fund.

STEPS TO APPLY (ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION ONLY!)

  1. (IMMEDIATELY) request a recommendation from one of your Spanish instructors. Once your instructor agrees to write you a recommendation, download the recommendation form (PDF) and email it to them along with basic information about the project you propose. (PLEASE ALLOW YOUR RECOMMENDER AT LEAST TWO WEEKS TO PREPARE THEIR RECOMMENDATION.)
  2. COMPILE APPLICATION MATERIALS. You'll need to submit the following:
    • a complete Lewis Educational Fund Scholarship Application (PDF).
    • a 250-500 word essay.
    • unofficial transcripts, indicating all courses taken at UofL up through the current semester.

      Once you've compiled everything, scan as a single PDF, save with the name studentname_Lewis.pdf, and submit to applyCML@louisville.edu.

AWARDEES WILL ADDITIONALLY BE REQUIRED TO:
  • submit a signed Letter of Intent and Agreement Form (Word) (PDF) upon receipt of the award notice;
  • submit a short report of 250-500 words, addressed to Dr. Gregory Hutcheson, chair of the Lewis Education Award Committee, at the conclusion of the grant period.

AWARDS FOR FACULTY

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION:  Tuesday, October 22nd at 5 p.m.
FUNDING PERIOD: spring 2020

The Richard B. and Constance L. Lewis Spanish Education Fund Committee invites faculty of Spanish from the Department of Classical and Modern Languages to submit applications for awards. Only $1,000 will be awarded every year for the whole Spanish section ($500 each semester). The awards are intended to assist with the purchase of materials for use in the classroom or study areas that will assist in expanding the students' knowledge and interest in Hispanic subjects, or to underwrite the cost of guest instructors or lecturers brought to campus for the purpose of promoting a better understanding of Hispanic culture, politics and/or business. The funding period in the current application round is spring 2020.

TO APPLY: download the application (PDF), prepare electronically, and submit together with any supporting documentation as a single PDF to applyCML@louisville.edu with the file name yourname_Lewis_faculty.pdf.

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS: Faculty members are required to submit a short report of 250-500 words at the end of their project (deadline: 1 month after completion) to Dr. Gregory Hutcheson, chair of the Lewis Education Award Committee.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION Please address additional questions to Dr. Greg Hutcheson, chair of the Lewis Education Committee, at gregory.hutcheson(@)louisville.edu.