The Richard B. and Constance L. Lewis Educational Scholarship

Applications to the Richard B. and Constance L. Lewis Educational Scholarship (spring 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 to cover the cost of materials or activities (including the invitation of guest instructors or lecturers) aiming to expand the students’ knowledge of and interest in Hispanic subjects.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF STUDENT APPLICATION: Friday, February 22nd at 3 p.m.
FUNDING PERIOD: January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

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.

COMPLETE APPLICATION INCLUDES:

  • an application packet, submitted in original and two copies, comprising:
    • a Lewis Educational Fund Scholarship Application (PDF). (PRINT OUT AND COMPLETE IN BLACK INK.)
    • a 250-500 word essay.
    • unofficial transcripts, indicating all courses taken at UofL up through the current semester.
  • a letter of recommendation (PDF). (PRINT OUT, FILL OUT AND SIGN AT THE TOP, THEN GIVE TO YOUR FACULTY RECOMMENDER FOR SUBMISSION DIRECTLY TO THE COMMITTEE. PLEASE ALLOW YOUR RECOMMENDER AT LEAST TWO WEEKS TO COMPLETE THE FORM.)

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 FACULTY APPLICATION: Friday, March 1st at 3 p.m.
FUNDING PERIOD: January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

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 is January 1, 2019-December 31, 2019.

Forms:

  • Lewis Educational Fund Application for faculty (Word) (PDF) (to fill out online and print out. Application packet requires 1 original and 2 copies.

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.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

Completed student and faculty applications should be submitted by the deadline to:

Lewis Educational Award (CML) Committee
Dept. of Classical & Modern Languages
Bingham Humanities Bldg. 332
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292
Attn: Corinna Stephens

MORE INFORMATION

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