Scholarships and Other Opportunities


Department Scholarship DEADLINE EXTENDED!!! Friday, May 12, 2017 at 4pm

Pat Tillman Foundation for active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses

Future Teachers

Language Specific Scholarships

National Security Related

Study Abroad Scholarships

For High School Students

More Scholarships and Useful Links

Other Opportunities


Department Scholarship

Apply today! Departmental Scholarship: DEADLINE EXTENDED!!! Friday, May 12, 2017 at 4pm

Past scholarship awards have included:


Pat Tillman Foundation

Website: https://pattillman.fluidreview.com/

The Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in their higher education. The scholarship covers academic expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living expenses.


Future Teachers

California Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE)

The APLE is a competitive teacher incentive program designed to encourage outstanding students, district interns, and credentialed teachers to become California teachers in subject areas where a critical teacher shortage has been identified or in designated schools meeting specific criteria established by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. One of the identified critical subject areas is foreign languages.

How much of my student loan debt will be paid off?

The Commission may assume up to $19,000 in outstanding educational loan balances in return for four consecutive years teaching service.

  • Up to $2,000 after completion of first full school year of eligible full-time teaching
  • Up to $3,000 after completion of second full year of eligible full-time teaching
  • Up to $3,000 after completion of third full school year of eligible full-time teaching
  • Up to $3,000 after completion of fourth full school year of eligible full-time teaching
For more info: Contact your campus Financial Aid office and read here:

http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=11

TEACH Grant

Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. If, after reading all of the information on this fact sheet, you are interested in learning more about the TEACH Grant Program, you should contact the financial aid office at the college where you will be enrolled.

Conditions

In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students (see below for more information on high-need fields [Foreign Language is designated as a High-Need Field] and schools serving low-income students). As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant.

For more info: Contact your campus Financial Aid office and read here: http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/TEACH.jsp


Language Specific Scholarships

Language Flagship Program (Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Persian)

Web Site: http://www.thelanguageflagship.org/

The Language Flagship is a national effort to change the way Americans learn languages. They offer language programs at schools across the United States for undergraduate students in critical languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Hindi Urdu, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, and Turkish. In an effort to build language proficiency for all U.S. students, they also support K–12 language programs and curriculum development to improve opportunities for U.S. students to pursue language education.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

Sponsor: Association of Teachers of Japanese Program Number: 72365 E-mail: atj@colorado.edu Program URL: Bridging Scholarships Page

The sponsor accepts applications from American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. The sponsor awards 100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or academic year.

National Science & Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant

The National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant, also known as the National Smart Grant is available during the third and fourth years of undergraduate study (or fifth year of a five-year program) to at least half-time students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and who are majoring in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, engineering or a critical foreign language [i.e. ARABIC]. The student must also be enrolled in the courses necessary to complete the degree program and to fulfill the requirements of the intended eligible major in addition to maintaining a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in course work required for the major. The National SMART Grant award is in addition to the student's Pell Grant award.

How Much Can A Student Receive?

A National SMART Grant will provide up to $4,000 for each of the third and fourth years of undergraduate study. The amount of the SMART Grant, when combined with a Pell Grant, may not exceed the student's cost of attendance. In addition, if the number of eligible students is large enough that payment of the full grant amounts would exceed the program appropriation in any fiscal year, then the amount of the grant to each eligible student may be ratably reduced.

For more info: Contact your campus Financial Aid office and read here: http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/SmartGrants.jsp

Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace

Sponsor: Middlebury College Program Number: 02505

E-mail: languages@middlebury.edu

Web Site: http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/finaid/ Program URL: http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/finaid/fellowships/kwd

The sponsor offers Fellowships to cover the full cost of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian.

Walter J. Jensen Fellowship for French Language, Literature, and Culture

Email: awards@pbk.org

Web Site: https://www.pbk.org/WEB/PBK_Member/PROGRAMS/AWARDS___FELLOWSHIPS/Jensen_Fellowship/PBK_Member/Programs/Awards___Fellowships/Jensen_Fellowship.aspx?hkey=c74e1292-5356-43b0-babc-c781a0cc356a

The Walter J. Jensen Fellowship is awarded for at least six continuous months of study in France. The purpose of the award is to help educators and researchers improve education in standard French language, literature and culture and in the study of standard French in the United States. The fellowship, awarded annually, carries a stipend originally set in 1995 at $10,000, to be adjusted for inflation. The stipend for 2015 was $15,500. Phi Beta Kappa will also cover a single round-trip, economy-class ticket for the recipient to travel to France; some additional support may be available to those with dependent children.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens under the age of 40 who can demonstrate their career does or will involve active use of the French language. They must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution with a 3.0 minimum GPA in French language and literature as a major. They must demonstrate superior competence in French, according to the standards established by the American Association of Teachers of French. The recipient must report to Phi Beta Kappa every two months in both English and French. At the end of the fellowship, the Fellow must submit a summary report in English and French, which may be submitted (preferably in French) to a scholarly publication such as The French Review. Preference may be given to members of Phi Beta Kappa and educators at the secondary school level or higher.

Michelle Marriott Memorial Scholarship Award

Web Site: CSU IP Scholarships page

This scholarship was created in memory of Michelle Marriott who was an International Student in Aix-en-Provence, France in 1985-1986. Ms. Marriott became ill with cancer and passed away in January 2014. A qualified student will be selected each year from participants in Aix-en-Provence to receive $1,000.


National Security Related

Boren Scholarship

Sponsor: Boren Awards for International Study Program Number: 16342

E-mail: boren@iie.org

Web Site: http://www.borenawards.org

Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Grant Division

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Text you can use on your website: Join us on ExchangesConnect, an international online community managed by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs, to converse about exchange programs, share your international experiences, and explore new cultures (http://exchanges.state.gov/pro-admin.html).

Central Intelligence Agency: Undergraduate Scholarship Program

If you are a high school senior planning to enroll in a 4-or 5- year college program, or you are a college sophomore enrolled in a 4-or 5-year college program, who is looking for career experience in a dynamic environment, apply to the CIA's Undergraduate Scholar Program and contribute to the work of the nation before you graduate. Once selected, you will be given an annual salary; a benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, and retirement; and up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees, books and supplies. You'll be required to work at an Agency facility during summer breaks and to maintain full-time college status during the school year with a minimum cumulative 3.0/4.0 GPA.We will pay the cost of transportation between school and the Washington, DC area each summer and provide a housing allowance.

Web Site: https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/undergraduate-scholarship-program.html

National Flagship Language Program Fellowships

The Language Flagship is designed to (1) address the urgent and growing need for Americans with professional levels of competency in languages critical to national security; (2) offer advanced language training in African languages, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi/Urdu, Korean, Persian, and Russian; (3) train participants to reach professional working proficiency in a target language, as measured by the federal Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) level 3 and/or the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) superior level.

Website: https://fedmoney.org/grants/12553-00-national-flagship-language-program-fellowships

Stokes Educational Scholarship (National Security Agency)

Stokes is open to college sophomores majoring in Foreign Language (Arabic, Farsi only), certain math/science fields, or courses of study leading to careers in Intelligence Analysis. As an NSA employee with the Stokes Program, students attend college full time, then work during the summer at NSA for 12 weeks in areas that are related to course of study. Eligible students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale each semester after their freshman year.)If selected as a program participant, students are required to work in their area of study for NSA after college graduation for at least one-and-one-half times the length of study. Program covers tuition, books, summer housing & travel, year-round salary, employment with NSA after graduation.

Web Site: http://www.nsa.gov/careers/opportunities_4_u/students/stokes.shtml


Study Abroad Scholarships

Many organizations offer scholarships for Study Abroad. CSUSB course credits may or may not be available.

American Institute for Foreign Study Scholarship

Sponsor: American Institute for Foreign Study Program Number: 10324 Title: AIFS International Scholarships E-mail: info@aifs.com Web Site: American Institute for Foreign Study Website

The sponsor is offering international scholarships to students wishing to travel abroad.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Sponsor: Institute of International Education Program Number: 59318 E-mail: gilman@iie.org Web Site: Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Page The sponsor provides support to undergraduate students who wish to study abroad. Applicants must be currently receiving a federal Pell grant. The funding will only cover a portion of the total costs associated with studying abroad. Funding is for a semester or an academic year. Study may not be conducted in a country that is currently under a travel warning issued by the United States Department of State or Cuba.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

Web Site: http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/japan-bridging-scholarships

The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.

Critical Language Scholarship Program

Sponsor: United States Department of State

E-mail: cls@caorc.org

Web Site: Critical Language Scholarship Page

The United States Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2011 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.

Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website at Apply Here. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites.

Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

To access the online application, or for more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website athttp://www.clscholarship.org or email cls@caorc.org.

Cultural Experiences Abroad - Academic Affiliate Scholarships

Sponsor: Cultural Experiences Abroad Global Education Program Number: 18557

E-mail: academics@GoWithCEA.com

Web Site: http://www.gowithcea.com/students/financing/scholarships.html Program URL: http://www.GoWithCEA.com

The CEA Scholarship programs offer help on financing your study abroad program.

Cultural Experiences Abroad - Chris Towns France Scholarship

Sponsor: Cultural Experiences Abroad Global Education Program Number: 18560

E-mail: academics@GoWithCEA.com

Web Site: http://www.gowithcea.com/students/financing/scholarships.html Program URL: http://www.GoWithCEA.com

The CEA Scholarship programs offer help on financing your study abroad program.

Cultural Experiences Abroad - Semester/Trimester/Academic Year Scholarships

Sponsor: Cultural Experiences Abroad Global Education Program Number: 18556

E-mail: academics@GoWithCEA.com

Web Site: http://www.gowithcea.com/students/financing/scholarships.html Program URL: http://www.GoWithCEA.com

The CEA Scholarship programs offer help on financing your study abroad program.

Cultural Experiences Abroad - Summer Scholarship

Sponsor: Cultural Experiences Abroad Global Education Program Number: 18561

E-mail: academics@GoWithCEA.com

Web Site: http://www.gowithcea.com/students/financing/scholarships.html Program URL: http://www.GoWithCEA.com

The CEA Scholarship programs offer help on financing your study abroad program.

Field Research Grants

Sponsor: Tinker Foundation, Inc. Program Number: 01005

E-mail: tinker@tinker.org Web Site: Foundation Stats Page

The sponsor provides graduate students with travel funds (international and domestic) to Latin America, Spain and Portugal to: acquire a comprehensive knowledge of language and culture, familiarize themselves with information sources relevant to their studies; conduct pilot studies and preliminary investigations, and develop contacts with scholars and institutions in their fields.

Link to full program description: http://www.infoed.org/new_spin/spin_prog.asp?01005

International Cooperative Education Summer Work Abroad

Web Site: http://www.icemenlo.com

Ochoa and Fernandez Family Study Abroad Scholarship

The Ochoa and Fernandez Family Study Abroad Scholarship provides funding for a Spanish major applying to study abroad with the CSU International Programs in a Spanish-speaking country. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required, as well as a declared major in Spanish. Financial need will be considered but is not essential. Applications are due by April 15 to the Department of World Languages & Literatures. Scholarships will be awarded in the spring for use during the upcoming Fall term. Scholarships will be administered by the Financial Aid Office.


More Scholarships and Useful Links

Many other scholarship and grant opportunities for foreign language study and study abroad exist. These range from small grants of $500 to full working salaries.

Be sure to check, too, with the campus Financial Aid Office for local scholarship opportunities.

The Hispanic College Fund Scholarship

Contact: Monica Raugitinane

Email: monica@hispanicfund.org 

Web Site: www.HispanicFund.org

Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 and will be awarded for the academic year.

To be eligible to apply, students must fulfill the following requirements*:

  • Be of Hispanic background
  • Maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Have graduated from high school in the U.S. after attending at least 3 years
  • Reside in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • Plan to enroll in a fulltime undergraduate, and in some cases graduate, program for the 2011-2012 academic year at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
  • Demonstrate financial need

Middlebury Language Schools Scholarships

Language Schools Scholarships for Students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, or Tribal Colleges

Contact: Elizabeth Karnes Keefe

Email: karnes@middlebury.edu

Web Site: http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/finaid/fellowships/hbcu

In the summer, the Middlebury College Language Schools will offer scholarships for students enrolled at Historically Black Colleges, Tribal Colleges, and Hispanic Serving Institutions. Recipients of these scholarships will receive funding to cover the comprehensive fee (tuition, room/board) for one summer of language study. Applicants for this scholarship should have strong demonstrated interest in any of the ten languages taught-Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish-and must have the support of their home institution.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • The scholarship is open to any student currently enrolled full-time at a Historically Black College or University, a Tribal College, or at a Hispanic Serving Institution, regardless of citizenship.
  • Students must meet all requirements for Language School admission.
  • Because these scholarships are limited and competitive, students are strongly encouraged to also apply for regular need-based Middlebury College summer financial aid.

*Some scholarship programs may have additional eligibility requirements


For High School Students

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to study one of seven critical foreign languages: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, and Turkish. The NSLI-Y program is designed to immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, provide formal and informal language practice, and spark a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures. Visit http://www.nsliforyouth.org for more information.

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Philippines, Senegal, Thailand, and Turkey. This program increases understanding between people in the United States and people in countries with significant Muslim populations. Students live with host families, attend local high schools, do community service, and complete a capstone project. Visit http://www.yes-abroad.org for more information.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX)

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) offers merit-based scholarships for an academic year in Germany. The program was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy. Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany. For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org. Deadlines for U.S. applicants vary depending on state of residency.


Other Opportunities

CSU Long Beach Intensive Portuguese Summer Program

Title: Portuguese 100

Units: 6

Format: This is a hybrid course that combines in-class meetings with online work.

Description: The course covers the first year of Portuguese and is ideal for students interested in taking intensive language study in the summer to meet language requirements, prepare for study or work abroad programs, or just to learn about the world's #8 most spoken language and one of the world's fastest growing economies (Brazil). The intensive format is ideal for students who have studied Spanish or another Romance language or have had some exposure to Portuguese but want to improve their skills and proficiency level. Cost: Fee information can be found at: http://www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/summer/fin_basics.html

Teach English in France with the Assistantship Program!

Web Site: http://www.frenchculture.org/assistantshipprogram

If you are an American citizen between the ages of 20 and 30 with a proficiency in French and an interest in education, then the Teaching Assistantship Program in France is for you! The teaching assistant program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 to 9 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, nearly 1,500 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion.