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Department of World Languages & Cultures

NEIU Foundation Scholarships for Language Majors

DR. CALIXTO C. MASÓ SPANISH SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)

Endowed by family and friends of the late Calixto C. MasĪŒ, NEIU Professor Emeritus in the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

To apply students must:

  • Provide two letters of recommendation emphasizing talent in relation to education and career goals.
  • Be a junior or senior.
  • Have completed two or more semesters at NEIU if applicant is a transfer student.
  • Be a declared Spanish major.
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Have a GPA of 3.25 in Spanish courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Write a 1-2 page essay, in Spanish, on this theme: "How studying Spanish has made a difference in my life."
  • Provide an unofficial transcript.
  • Submit completed application form and supporting material to: Jeanette Hernández, LWH 2040.

Application deadline for this scholarship is February 20, 2014.

JEWELL BERLINGER SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)

Endowed by family and friends in memory of Jewell Berlinger, mother of NEIU retiree Richard Berlinger and wife of the late Harold Berlinger, NEIU Music Professor Emeritus.

To apply students must:

  • Provide two letters of recommendation emphasizing talent in relation to education and career goals, one from a faculty member in World Languages and Cultures, and the other from a faculty member in another department or administrative unit.
  • Be a junior or senior.
  • Have completed two or more semesters at NEIU if applicant is a transfer student.
  • Have an expressed interest being a Spanish major.
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Have a GPA of 3.25 in Spanish courses and a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Provide an unofficial transcript.
  • Submit completed application form and supporting material to: Jeanette Hernández, LWH 2040.

Application deadline for this scholarship is February 20, 2014.

ARTURO NÁJERA MEXICAN-AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP ($450)

Endowed by Arturo Nájera, husband of Dr. Valeska Nájera, NEIU Professor Emeritus in the Department of World Languages and Cultures. Preference is given to students who are Mexican or of Mexican descent.

To apply students must::

  • Be a declared Spanish major.
  • Must have a G.P.A. of 3.0 in Spanish courses and a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher.
  • Be a junior or senior.
  • Have completed at least one 300-level Spanish course in literature.
  • Demonstrate a history of community service and willingness to work for the University.
  • Have completed three or more semesters at NEIU if the applicant is a transfer student.
  • Provide an unofficial transcript.
  • Submit completed application form and supporting material to: Jeanette Hernández, LWH 2040.

Application deadline for this scholarship is February 20, 2014.

OTHER NEIU FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Other NEIU Foundation Scholarships are also available in a PDF brochure containing contact information..