We are excited to be able to offer large number of scholarships to our students, both for undergraduate and gradute studies, as well as study abroad. For a comprehensive listing of available scholarships and up-to-date information on availabilty, eligibility, and how to apply, please visit https://affordability.ku.edu.
Scholarship for students demonstrating a commitment to learning foreign languages and cultures. More information.
Application Deadline: April 15, 2020, 12:00 pm CST.
To apply, submit the following documents in electronic form to Samantha Raines (email@example.com) no later than noon on 15 April 2020.
- A 1000-word essay articulating a plan of study, focusing on why language/literature/culture is important to you and why you are pursuing this course of study at KU. o Include in your essay any additional information that speaks to your financial need (how will the scholarship make a difference).
- Two letters of recommendation from teachers or supervisors familiar with your academic or other achievement. o Letters can be sent directly from the person writing the letter to Ms. Raines
- KU Academic Summary (available free through Enroll and Pay)
- Curriculum vitae (résumé)
- Make sure that your documents are properly labeled with your name and document type: “Lastname, Firstname_Brownson Essay”
Jesus R. Briseno - Sophomore, Linguistics major. Studies Japanese and Korean.
Sierra Sparbanie - Junior, Global & International Studies major. Studies French.
Tyler L. Cargill - Senior, Chemical Engineering major. Studies Kiswahili.
Lutz and McLean Study Away Scholarship
Scholarships for foreign language students for whom studying abroad will be the first opportunity to to spend a significant time living outside of the United States, using the language they are studying.
More information about the Lutz and McLean Study Away Scholarship, including current application deadlines, are available on the website of the Office of Study Abroad and Global Engagement.
Funds provided with generous support of David Lutz, PhD and Ellen Scott McLean. Either one $1,000 or two $500 scholarships will be awarded annually. This fellowship is open to KU undergraduate students studying a language at KU other than English that is not their first language and for whom the study abroad experience will be their first opportunity to spend a significant time living abroad and using the language of study.
This fellowship is open to KU undergraduate students studying a language at KU other than English that is not their first language and for whom the study abroad experience will be their first opportunity to spend a significant time living abroad and using the language of study. Minimum GPA of 2.5 overall, completion of fourth semester of the language of study (with B avg. or better) by the time of the program, and 2.8 in the major. Preference will be given to students majoring or minoring in the language of study, when such a major/minor is available.
All applicants will be required to submit the following items. Applicants who have not begun an application for a study abroad program will not be eligible for the scholarship. Scholarship is open to Summer and Semester study abroad students. Fall, Early Start Fall and Academic Year students should select the Academic Year term cycle when applying for the scholarship. All recipients will be expected to write a thank-you note to the donor. More information is available on the website of the Office of Study Abroad and Global Engagement.
- Scholarship Personal Statement - Applicants must submit a brief essay (500 words or less) explaining how the scholarship will make a difference to them.
- Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
2019/ 2020 Academic Year
Ryan Lane. Studies French. Global & International Studies major. French minor. Study abroad in Angers, France.
Andrew Brabant. Studies German. Economics major. German Studies minor. Study abroad in Holzkirchen, Germany.
Faith Hofaker. Studies German. Biology major. Study abroad in Holzkirchen, Germany.
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
Federally funded Fellowships for students of foreign langauges of critical need, as determined by the U.S. Department of Education. Please visit flas.ku.edu for more information, and to apply.
Application Deadline: Early February 2020. Check flas.ku.edu for updated dates.
Critical Language Study is part of a U.S. Department of Education initiative to encourage students in U.S. American institutions to study and master foreign languages less commonly taught in schools but essential to the nation's positive engagement with the world. Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide financial support for students to immerse themselves in the study of a critical language of their choice. KU area studies centers offer programs in 17 languages eligible for FLAS awards during the 2018-2022 Title VI grant cycle.
Undergraduate Academic Year FLAS Fellowships provide up to $10,000 for tuition and a $5,000 stipend. Graduate Academic Year FLAS Fellowships provide up to $18,000 for tuition and a $15,000 stipend. Summer FLAS Fellowships (both undergraduate and graduate) provide up to $5,000 for summer tuition and a stipend of $2,500. Modest travel funds may be available for summer fellowships.
FLAS Fellowships allow students to immerse themselves in the study of a critical language without having the burden of worry financial security. The U.S. Department of Education has certain languages of priority based on areas of national need e.g. working in schooling or governmental positions. The three Centers at KU each have their own specific priorities in order to meet with the needs that the Federal government has outlined. This is to ensure that the most qualified and deserving applicants achieve academic success and in turn contribute to the success of the U.S. Department of Education.
FLAS applications vary depending on the selected language.To learn more about FLAS, and to apply, please visit KU's FLAS website.