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Scholarships and Awards 

There are several language scholarships available to Richmond students who demonstrate either merit or need. In particular, scholarships are provided to students who might otherwise not be able to participate in a study abroad program during the summer, the semester or the academic year. Scholarships are co-sponsored with the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC).

The deadline for submitting an application for study during summer 2018 or the 2018–2019 academic year is February 16, 2018. Once a student submits the application, a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of the application will be sent by Michele Mauney in Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies (LALIS) or John Forsythe in Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Students will be notified of departmental decisions in March.

J. Gray Wright Scholarship     Application closed
The J. Gray Wright Scholarship is merit based and will be awarded to a rising UR junior or senior who majors in LALIS or in one of the programs offered by LLC (Arabic Studies, Chinese Studies, French, German Studies, Italian Studies, Japanese or Russian Studies).

J.R. Francis Scholarship     Application closed
This scholarship is need and merit based and is awarded to a French major for study on campus or abroad. Multiple awards ranging from $5,000 to $10,000.

Gotaas Memorial Scholarship     Application closed
This scholarship is need based and is awarded to a Westhampton College student majoring in Arabic Studies, French, German Studies, Italian Studies, Latin American, Latino & Iberian Studies, Russian StudiesChinese Studies or or minoring in Japanese Studies. Two awards of approximately $4,500.

Holt Summer Study Abroad Scholarship     Application closed
This scholarship is merit based and is awarded to students who participate in Richmond's summer study abroad programs in:

  • Cordoba, Argentina - Soledad Marambio
  • Berlin, Germany - Kathrin Bower
  • Hamamatsu, Japan - Akira Suzuki
  • Prague, Czech Republic - Yvonne Howell
  • Italy - Lorenza Marcin
  • La Rochelle, France - Olivier Delers
  • Morocco - Martin Sulzer-Reichel
  • Sevilla, Spain - LAIS 221 Academics and Athletics (May-June Term) - Corrado Corradini
  • Sevilla, Spain (June-July Term)- Boston Woolfolk
  • St. Petersburg, Russia - Joe Troncale

The award is approximately $2,000.

Holt Semester/Academic Year Scholarship    Application closed

This scholarship is merit based and is awarded to students who participate in Richmond's semester/academic year study abroad programs in countries in which students study one of the languages offered by LALIS and LLC.

The awards are for approximately $3,000.

Don Quijote Scholarship     Application closed

The Don Quijote Scholarship is merit-based and may be used for a full-year or 2-semester long study abroad programs approved by Office of International Education and must be in one of the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela. Award amount is approximately $7,000. For further information, please contact Michele Mauney.


University-endowed scholarship funds can only be used to participate in study abroad programs sponsored by the University of Richmond.