Annual Departmental Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and Awards Requiring Application

A single application form Word is used for all three awards. Applications are also available in 410 Sprau Tower.

Department Travel/Study Abroad Award:
Amount: Minimum $400 (number and amount of awards to be determined)
Purpose: To encourage students to further develop their language skills and broaden their understanding of other cultures. The awards may be used for travel/study abroad during any part of the summer or academic year.
Deadline: February 15

President's Scholarship for Study Abroad:
Amount: 12 scholarships of $1,000 each.
Purpose: To be used by a French, German or Japanese major or by an Arabic, Chinese, Classics, or Russian minor for study abroad for a minimum of one semester in a University-approved program.
Deadlines: October 15, February 15.

President's Award for Study Abroad:
Amount: Two awards of $1,250, one given in the fall semester; the other in the spring semester.
Purpose: To be used by a French, German or Japanese major or by an Arabic, Chinese, Classics or Russian minor to study at a foreign university, or in a study abroad program sponsored by an American university, for a minimum of one semester. Deadlines: October 15, February 15.

*Read more about the President's Award and President's Scholarships for Study Abroad in fall and spring semesters.

Tamin Loan Fund:
Amount: Loans of up to $500 for student of French.
Purpose: In honor of professor emerita Marion Tamin.

Scholarships and Awards Not Requiring Application

Recipients are selected by faculty on the basis of academic excellence and dedication to foreign language study

Mathilde Steckelberg Scholarship: One each in Classics, French and German; approximately $600 each
Victor Coutant Award in Classics: $100
Eunice E. Kraft Award for Excellence in Latin: $100
Praemium Octavianum in Classics: $100
Margaret H. Brooks Award for Study in France: $100
Herman E. Rothfuss Award for Excellence in German: $1000
Russian Club Award for Excellence in Russian: $100

Annually Department Prizes

Department Presidential Scholar
Prix d'Honneur de l'Ambassadeur de France
Frances E. Noble Prize for Excellence in French
Prix de l'Alliance Française
Preis der Bundesrepublik
Excellence in Arabic
Excellence in Japanese
Excellence in Italian
Excellence in Japanese
Excellence in Russian

Arts and Sciences International Study Scholarships

WMU Financial Aid

University-wide Scholarships




Department of World Languages and Literatures
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Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338 USA
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