Missouri State University

Modern & Classical Languages (MCL)Department of Modern and Classical Languages

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Modern and Classical Language Department provides many scholarships. Below are the scholarships offered by our department. You may also qualify for additional University scholarships. The office of financial aid provides information about University scholarships, grants and loans.

Unless noted, all scholarships require at least the submission of the Online General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1. If additional application materials are required, the details are included within the scholarship’s description below.

Please know that the Modern and Classical Languages Scholarship committee may contact you for a personal interview.

Rosemond Owens Clapp Scholarship Honoring Dr. Rex Edward Ballinger

Value

A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student through at least the 2015 - 2016 Academic School Year.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the student must:

  • Be an undergraduate student seeking a Bachelors of Science in Education in Spanish
  • Intend to seek certification as a teacher and intend to teach Spanish
  • Maintain a departmental GPA of 3.5

Renewal criteria

This scholarship is renewed automatically. To receive automatic renewal the student must continue to meet all criteria.

Anna L. Blair Scholarship

Value

Varies year to year based on availability of funds. Typically $1,000 - $1,500

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in a foreign language

Preference given to United States citizens. Consideration will be made based on first academic excellence and second financial need.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Ballinger-Colon-Compton Award Scholarship

Value

Amount varies year to year based on availability of funds. Typically $500 - $800.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time sophomore or junior majoring in Spanish
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.5 in Spanish
  • Demonstrate Spanish proficiency

First priority to a junior pursuing a teaching degree that has submitted a proposal for study or travel in a Spanish-speaking country. Second priority to a sophomore that has submitted a proposal for study or travel in a Spanish-speaking country. Awards made with regard to financial need.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. Student will be subject to full review

Madeleine Hooper Travel Fund Scholarships

Value

Amount varies year to year based on availability of funds. Typically $500

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in a European Language or Chinese
  • Have maintained an overall GPA of 2.5 and a departmental GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrate a curiosity and adaptability to other cultures through previous international travel experience
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a professional that can attest to your international travel experience and experience interacting with other cultures
  • Demonstrate leadership through appropriate departmental activities as well as activities associated with your major area of study

Preference will be given for students majoring in French.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

The Pauline Nugent CCVI Scholarship Fund

Value

Amount varies year to year based on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship,  you must:

  • Be a full-time sophomore or greater majoring in Hebrew or Classical Language

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. Student will be subject to full review and must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.5 GPA in their major.

William and June Ross Holman Cultural Study Abroad Award

Value

Amount varies year to year based on availability of funds. Typically $500.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate student seeking a degree in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages
  • Have no previous international travel experiences
  • Have maintained an overall GPA of 2.5 and a GPA of 3.0 in their major language
  • Be enrolled in at least 12 hours the semester preceding travel
  • Be traveling to a foreign country for an internship or to pursue a study program

Financial need is considered.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Florence C. Painter Scholarship

Value

Amount varies year to year based on availability of funds. Typically $1,500 - $2,000

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a junior or senior pursuing a secondary education degree
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better

Preference given to those planning to teach Spanish. Financial need is considered.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. Student will be subject to full review

James Woodward German Scholarship

Value

Amount varies year to year based on availability of funds. Typically $300

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time sophomore or junior majoring or minoring in German
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.5 in German

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. Student will be subject to full review

Spanish Scholarship

Value

Amount varies year to year based on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time student majoring in Spanish
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.75, for sophomores or greater  

Awards made with regard for financial need.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship is renewed automatically. Student must maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Thomas Fullerton Memorial Fund

Value

Amount varies year to year based on availability of funds. Typically $500

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time sophomore or junior majoring or minoring in French
  • Have demonstrated proficiency in French
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a departmental GPA of 3.4.

First priority to French majors pursuing a teaching degree with a desire to travel to study French culture. Second priority to a student majoring or minoring in French with a desire to travel to study French Culture. Third priority to a student majoring or minoring in French. Awards made with regard for financial need.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. Student will be subject to full review.

Wanda Gorczynski Latin Scholarship

Value

Amount varies year to year based on availability of funds. Typically $200

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time sophomore or junior majoring or minoring in Latin
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a departmental GPA of 3.5.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. Student will be subject to full review.