Languages and Cultures Scholarships

The following scholarships and awards are available if you are majoring in any of the majors in the School of Languages and Cultures. Please note that you are also eligible for any college-wide or university-level scholarships. (Note that a few awards, such as "Outstanding Senior," may be selected by faculty nomination, invitation to apply, or another process different from scholarships.)

SLC: Outstanding Senior Award

Awarded to the outstanding senior in Languages and Cultures.

Deadline: Variable
Amount:
Criteria for Eligibility:
To Apply:

Contact: Department Head


International Business German Exam Award

Awards annually to students with highest grade in International Business German Exams: Zertifikat Deutsch fuer den Beruf Exam, given in December, Pruefung Wirtschaftsdeutsch Exam, given in April.

Deadline: Variable
Amount:
Criteria for Eligibility:
To Apply:

Contact: Chair of German


Godeke Study Abroad Merit Scholarship

Deadline: February 15
Amount: $1,000
Criteria for Eligibility:

Merit-based scholarship for an outstanding undergraduate in Liberal Arts who plans to spend the academic year in one of the University's foreign language study abroad programs.

To Apply:

Contact: Dr. Marianne Gupta


Lorraine K. Lawton Scholarship/Award

The Lorraine K. Lawton Award was established to honor her memory. She died in Iraq on July 10, 1991 during Desert Storm.

Deadline: February 15
Amount: variable
Criteria for Eligibility:

A scholarship based on merit for undergraduate students with a major or minor in the Italian division of the School of Languages and Cultures and participating in a study abroad program in Italy.

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An award based on merit to provide a stipend for non-domestic graduate students enrolled in the School of Languages and Cultures and/or in the Comparative literature Program, to be awarded to recipients who are not otherwise financially supported by the University through an assistantship.

To Apply:

For information, please contact the Head of Italian Studies.

 


Association of Friends of the French

Deadline: April 13 for summer and fall programs; November 30 for spring programs
Amount: Variable
Criteria for Eligibility:

French majors and minors in good academic standing for study abroad in a Francophone country.

To Apply:

For an application please go to: http://www.cla.purdue.edu//students/scholarships/documents/AFFUndergradApp2017.docx

Contact information:

Undergraduates:
Dr. Marianne Gupta
mgupta@purdue.edu

Professor Becky Brown
bbrown@purdue.edu

 


Job-Ready Internship Award

Job-Ready will bring students’ critical skills to organizations addressing important issues while providing students with hands-on work experience. Students whose internships are unpaid or low-paid may apply for financial support enabling them to cover basic costs incurred while interning. Job-Ready objectives will be: (1) To provide employers with access to CLA students’ unique skills; (2) To encourage CLA students to pursue summer internships and to make unpaid and low-paid internships a viable option for more students; and (3) To enrich CLA students’ understanding of relevant issues and opportunities to be a force for good in their lives after graduation.

CONGRATULATIONS, 2017 RECIPIENTS! Get out there and show the world how Liberal Arts works.

Click here for spotlights of past recipients.

 

Deadline: Rolling Selections up to May 1
Amount: up to $2,000
Criteria for Eligibility:

An award for undergraduate students with a Liberal Arts major at Purdue University West Lafayette who have secured a career-launching unpaid or low-paid summer or semester internship and who will return to classes after their internship experience. On-campus internships are not eligible. 

Job-Ready funds for Summer 2017 have all been awarded, and applications are now closed. Congratulations to the students selected to receive this support!

 

 

 

To Apply:

Job-Ready applications are being accepted February through May 1 for 2017. Awards will be made bi-weekly on a rolling basis. Upload your job offer letter and apply here

For more information on this award, contact CLAscholarships@purdue.edu 
For more information about internships, contact Jennifer Perkins, Internship Manager, Liberal Arts Career Center 1289 Beering Hall. 


Elizabeth Boyd Thompson and G. R. Thompson Scholarship in Literature

Funded and established in 2014 by Thomas H. Scholl to honor Elizabeth Boyd Thompson and G. R. Thompson.

Deadline: February 15
Amount: $1,000
Criteria for Eligibility:

For an Indiana undergraduate student enrolled in the Department of English or the School of Languages and Cultures who will be a junior or senior during the 2017-18 school year, is majoring in literature, and has a GPA of at least 3.5/4.0. Preference for students who demonstrate a superior ability to write discursive prose, including a rationale for majoring in literature.

To Apply:

Please contact clascholarships@purdue.edu


The CLA French Study Abroad Scholarship

Deadline: March 1 for yearlong, summer and fall programs; November 30 for spring programs
Amount: Variable
Criteria for Eligibility:

For students with a major or minor in French in good academic standing. Qualified applicants should be sophomores, juniors, or seniors at the time of study abroad who will be studying in one of Purdue's programs in a Francophone country. Scholarship selection preference is agiven to students in the following order: 1. Students who elect to spend a year abroad; 2. Students who elect to spend a semester abroad; 3. Students who elect to spend a summer abroad.

To Apply:

Contact: Dr. Marianne Gupta, mgupta@purdue.edu


James Albert Evans Study Abroad Scholarship

The James Albert Evans Scholarship was established in June 2003 by his daughter, Nicole Evans-Greek, and others in memory of James Albert Evans, professor emeritus in the School of Languages and Cultures.

Deadline: February 15
Amount: Variable
Criteria for Eligibility:

For students majoring in a Foreign Language. Students are chosen on the basis of academic merit, with a preference to eligible students who will study in France.

To Apply:

Contact: Dr. Marianne Gupta

 


Linda C. Shackman Scholarship

The Linda C. Shackman scholarship provides financial assistance to a qualified undergraduate who is majoring in one of the languages offered in the School of Languages and Cultures.

Deadline: February 15
Amount: $1,000
Criteria for Eligibility:

For an undergraduate foreign language major who will be a sophomore, junior, or senior during the year for which the scholarship is awarded. A qualifying student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be an Indiana resident, and be a graduate of a high school located in Indiana. In addition, preference will be given to a student who has an interest in pursuing a career in education.

To Apply:

Contact: Dr. Marianne Gupta


Richard David Stutzke Study Abroad Scholarship

The Richard D. Stutzke Study Abroad Scholarship was established in January 2007, by Dr. Richard Stutzke (BS 1963, College of Science). The scholarship provides financial assistance to a qualified undergraduate German major (or dual degree student majoring in German) who plans to study abroad in a German-speaking country for at least one semester. Funds may also be used to support students taking part in other study-abroad and language development opportunities, such as Maymester programs in Germany or summer programs sponsored by the Goethe Institute.

Deadline: February 15
Amount: $1,000
Criteria for Eligibility:

For an undergraduate German major who plans to study abroad in a German-speaking country for at least one semester. Selection will be made by the German faculty on the basis of academic merit. A minimum gpa overall and in German courses is required.

To Apply:

Contact: Dr. Marianne Gupta


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