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Lawrence, KS (April 14, 2016) – The University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures (SLLC) announces the recipients of the inaugural Foreign Language Scholarship.
Four future Jayhawks have been awarded the inaugural scholarship, as they committed to continue their foreign language education at KU and elect to major in a new foreign language. The scholarship awarded is in the amount of $1,000.00 and will be renewable for one year.
The inaugural recipients are: Malak Allan of Overland Park, KS; Ellie Augustine of Overland Park, KS; Matthew Cavender of Salina, KS and Erika Sertic of Franklin, WI. All awardees have accepted the scholarship and are set to begin their studies at the University of Kansas in the fall of 2016.
“I am very pleased to welcome these new multilingual Jayhawks to KU. These students understand that global mobility is no longer optional – organizations increasingly select employees who can function abroad in other languages and cultures,” says Marc Greenberg, Director of the SLLC. “KU’s 40 languages and culture curriculum are integral to what it means to have a 21st-century education. These students will join many of our successful alumni who have combined language, culture, and other skills to compete for the best jobs in the global economy.”
The KU School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures was established in the fall of 2014 in order to demonstrate the prominence of language and culture offerings at KU. More than 40 different languages are offered through the SLLC, preparing students for global opportunities and enabling them to engage at home and abroad with various languages and understanding of cultural context. The SLLC is poised to meet Kansas’ share of the enormous and still-growing national needs for foreign language and cultural competence.