The Department of Romance Languages (RL) Scholarships are open to current undergraduate and graduate students who are declared majors, minors, or graduates at the Department of Romance Languages at the time of application. All RL undergraduate and graduates students must be enrolled full-time* (as defined by the UO) during the academic year in which these awards will be distributed in order to receive a scholarship. *You are still considered a full-time UO student even if you are studying abroad.
Review details below to learn more about each award’s criteria and eligibility. Eligible students are encouraged to apply, regardless of citizenship, and/or FAFSA eligibility. Financial aid for Dreamer students (undocumented, DACA-mented, Tuition Equity, and students of mixed status families) can be found at the UO Dreamers resource page.
The following criteria apply to all scholarship applications (additional criteria may apply to individual scholarships, as indicated).
All applications must include:
1. A statement of purpose in applying for the scholarship (500 word limit). The statement should include personal qualifications, professional interest in the target language, and intended use of the scholarship.
2. A current unofficial transcript (minimum requirement: 3.50 GPA in major/minor coursework, and 3.0 GPA overall)
3. Two letters of recommendation from UO faculty members (submitted via email; please use departmental form, see below). One letter must be from a Romance Languages faculty member.
For scholarships that support study abroad:
- A description of the Study Abroad program that you plan to attend. Documentation attesting acceptance into a program may be requested by the RL department.
For Stickles and Beall Scholarships:
- For the Stickles Scholarship, students will need to present documentation certifying registration and/or acceptance in a foreign university before their trip.
- For the Beall Scholarship, include a statement describing dissertation project, progress to date, and plans for a fellowship term. One letter of recommendation must come from your dissertation director.
Scholarship awards may have an impact on your financial aid. Please check with the UO's Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships prior to accepting any scholarships.
Françoise Calin Scholarship
One $2,000 scholarship to continue studies in French. Priority will be given to applicants planning to study abroad. Open to juniors and seniors who are majors or minors in French or Romance Languages.
Emmanuel Hatzantonis Scholarship
Two $2,000 scholarships to carry out Italian studies in Italy with a UO sponsored program. Open to majors or minors in Italian or Romance Languages.
Dr. Carl L Johnson Scholarship
Three $2,000 scholarships to assist one or more students with expenses related to attending the university, including but not limited to tuition, fees, books, miscellaneous supplies, room and board. Recipients will be selected based on the following criteria: Undergraduate student[s] in Romance Languages, with preference to those majoring in French; overall quality of academic work and achievement.
Helen Fe Jones Scholarship
$1,500 scholarship to study Spanish in a Spanish-speaking country. Open to juniors and seniors who are majors or minors in Spanish or Romance Languages.
Leona Kail Scholarship
$500 scholarship for study in the Romance Languages Department. Open to all majors and minors in the RL Department.
Perry J. Powers Scholarship
One $2,000 scholarship for study in the Romance Languages department. Open to all undergraduate majors and minors in the RL department.
Charles H. Stickels Scholarship
Three $2,000 scholarships in the absence of graduate students will be awarded (see description in the graduate section below).
EXTRA FUNDING FOR MAJORS AND MINORS IN ITALIAN:
In addition to regular RL scholarships available to students of Italian, the Giustina Family Italian Fund provides a one-time scholarship to ALL Italian major/minors and RL majors with a 3.0 GPA or higher. To apply to these Italian scholarships, you do NOT need to submit a statement of purpose or letters of recommendation, just an unofficial UO transcript.
Italian Major Scholarship
$2,000 scholarship to provide financial assistance for undergraduate Italian majors enrolled in the UO and meet all requirements to be a student in good standing. Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) and earned at least 20-course credits toward the Italian major.
Italian Minor Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship to provide financial assistance for undergraduate Italian majors enrolled in the UO and meet all requirements to be a student in good standing. Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) and earned at least 16-course credits toward the Italian major.
RL Major with Italian Concentration as a First Language Scholarship
$1,800 scholarship to provide financial assistance for undergraduate Romance Language majors with Italian as a first language enrolled in the UO and meet all requirements to be a student in good standing. Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) and earned at least 16-course credits toward the RL major.
RL Major with Italian Concentration as a Second Language Scholarship
$500 scholarship to provide financial assistance for undergraduate Romance Language majors with Italian as a second language enrolled in the UO and meet all requirements to be a student in good standing. Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) and earned at least 8-course credits toward the RL major.
Beall Graduate Dissertation Scholarship
Two awards equivalent to a regular Graduate Employee (GE) appointment providing RL doctoral students with a term of support with no teaching duties. Students must be advanced to candidacy and must obtain written approval from their dissertation advisor. Residence in Eugene is required. Research travel is allowed with advisor and departmental approval. (Scholarship does not cover travel expenses. Must be used in Winter or Spring 2022. Preference given to students who have not previously held a Beall dissertation scholarship. Please see additional Beall Scholarship Application Guidelines.
Helen Fe Jones Scholarship
$1,500 scholarships to study Spanish in a Spanish-speaking country.
Charles H. Stickels Scholarship
Three $2,000 scholarships to study at a university in a Spanish-speaking country. Open to graduate students of Romance Languages with a concentration in Spanish, expressing an intention to become language teachers. Preference given to those going to Mexico. In the absence of graduate student applicants, undergraduates majoring in Spanish and intending to become language teachers will be considered. Undergraduates in the other Romance Languages intending to become language teachers may be considered in the absence of Spanish majors applying for this scholarship.
Nicolette B. Weicker Memorial Scholarship
Two $1,500 scholarships open to graduate students in Romance Languages. Preference given to students specializing in French or Italian, and to doctoral students. Awarded on the basis of overall quality of academic work and achievement.
James T. and Mary Alice Wetzel Graduate Fellowship
One $3,000 scholarship open to graduate students in Romance Languages, to support specific research projects.
**If funds permit, the award committee may recommend 2nd or 3rd place awards.
Completed applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 6th, 2023
Applicants will be notified of their status (awarded/declined) by May 2023.