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Scholarships Offered by the
Department of World Languages and Cultures

The William D. Cocorinis Scholarship has been established in the Department of World Languages & Cultures to provide educational assistance through scholarships to deserving students engaged in the study of modern or ancient Greek language, history or culture.

Scholarship: $ 1,000.00 - Tuition | Target: Modern or ancient Greek language, history or culture | Type: Merit

Eligibility: University of Utah students in good standing with an academic emphasis in modern or ancient Greek language, history or culture. Preference will be given first, to students of merit who are engaged in the study of Modern Greek and second, to students of merit who are otherwise engaged in Hellenic Studies.

How to Apply: Send or deliver the following items

  1. Completed application
  2. Current university transcript(s)
  3. Two letters of recommendation (may be delivered directly by the recommenders) 

to

The Scholarship Committee - Department of World Languages & Cultures
University of Utah
255 South Central Campus Drive, Room 1400
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Deadline: This scholarship is currently not available.

Open to all full-time (defined as 12 credit hours) resident, junior, senior or graduate students who have attended the University of Utah for at least one year and have declared a major in one of the following modern foreign languages: French, German, Russian, or Spanish.

Scholarship: One year full (12 credit hours) resident tuition and fees. | Target: Declared Modern Foreign Language Majors | Type: Merit

Eligibility: Recipient must maintain the language major and hold no other scholarships. One year full resident tuition and fees.

How to Apply: Send or deliver the following items

  1. Completed application
  2. Current transcripts from all colleges/universities attended 
  3. Three letters of recommendation sent directly to the department -two of these letters must be written by Department of World Languages & Cultures faculty. If you are also applying for a University of Utah Departmental Scholarship, you may use the same letters of recommendation.

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The Scholarship Committee - Department of World Languages & Cultures
University of Utah
255 South Central Campus Drive, Room 1400
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Deadline: This scholarship is currently not available. 

The Jerry Lodge Memorial Scholarship has been established to provide scholarships to deserving students in the Department of World Languages & Cultures majoring in the Classics, which includes the study of Greek language and literature.

Scholarship: $1,000 - 2,000 (varies) - Tuition | Target: Classics Majors | Type: Merit

Eligibility: University of Utah students in good standing with a major in Classics. Preference will be given to students in Classical Greek and those with financial need.

Required application materials:

  1. Completed application
  2. Transcripts
    1. Current students/transfer students: Submit current transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    2. High school applicants: Submit a copy of your high school transcripts showing grades through the fall semester of your senior year
  3. Two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from a foreign language professor or teacher

How to Apply: Complete the scholarship form through Academic Works at the link below.

Deadline: January 31

Jerry Lodge Scholarship Application

The Department of World Languages & Cultures offers one-year scholarships to outstanding, resident first-year, continuing and transfer students, who have declared and intend to complete a major in the department.

Scholarship: Varies | Target: Resident Students with Declared Majors | Type: Merit

Eligibility: Nominees must be Utah residents, entering freshman, transfer, or continuing (undergraduate) students, and all candidates must have been admitted to the University.  Students seeking a second Bachelor’s are not eligible to receive this waiver. Minimum GPA requirement is 3.5.

Required application materials:

  1. Completed application
  2. Transcripts
    1. Current students/transfer students: Submit current transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    2. High school applicants: Submit a copy of your high school transcripts showing grades through the fall semester of your senior year
  3. Two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from a foreign language professor or teacher

How to Apply: Complete the scholarship form through Academic Works at the link below.

Deadline: January 31

Departmental Scholarship Application Form

Zachery Thiede, Departmental Scholarship 2022 Recipient

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"My name is Zachery Thiede, I am a double major in Classics and German, and I am overwhelmingly delighted to be a transfer student and member of the class of 2024 at the University of Utah. I would be remiss to not first thank the scholarship committee for providing me with both economic assistance for this academic school year and also for believing in my dreams and aspirations that I presented to them. I am humbled and immensely honored to be granted the opportunity to further my studies and this scholarship will allow me to do that by providing me with the most precious of all gifts ... the gift of time! The ability to intensely focus on my studies, produce and (hopefully) publish academic work in journals and other mediums, and further my mastery of the German, Latin, and Ancient Greek languages. All of this helps me accomplish my ultimate goal of attending graduate school in pursuit of a Ph.D. so that I may have the opportunity to teach students these things that I hold so dearly. I would also like to thank my wonderful professors in the foreign languages and cultures department, without whom my burning love and passion for education and languages may have been extinguished by the hardships intrinsic to human life. Finally, the first language that caught by interest and has continually found ways to challenge me in the best ways possible was Latin and I was fortunate to spend the last semester translating the ageless poetry of Horace. In Ode 1.11, which he is most famous for writing the carpe diem line in, he begins with a dialogue about the meaning of life. He writes "Tu ne quaesieris, scire nefas, quem mihi, quem tibi finem di dederint... Ut melius, quidquid erit, pati..." which translates roughly into English as "You mustn't ask, to know is a divine crime, which end to me, which to you the gods have given us... How much better it is to endure what will be...". Oh, how glad I am to have endured struggles that feel as though they happened a lifetime ago, for had I not, I would not have the blessed opportunity to be where I am today."

Olga Savenkova, Departmental Scholarship 2021 Recipient

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"I anticipate getting Ph. D. in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies in Summer 2022. I love my department dearly and appreciate all help and rewards I have been given as a graduate student. It has been hard for me to combine conducting my research withbeing a working mom and dealing with my family's health issues. My scholarship helped me to pay for daycare and buy a new laptop after my kids accidentally smashed my previous one. My scholarship gave me more than financial support –it encouraged me to pursue my academic goal and resume working on my dissertation when I was going to give up. Thank you for your help and faith in me as a scholar!"

Zitong (Terri) Diao, 2022 Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient, Italy

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"I'm Zitong (Terri) Diao, class of 2023. My major is Film & Media Arts with the film production emphasis. I also have a music technology minor and an Italian minor.The scholarship has given me the opportunity to attend the intensive Italian language program in Italy this summer. It has allowed me to speak and learn Italian in an immersive environment while getting to know more about Italian culture. We stayed in the city of Verona during the period of our program. With the help of the scholarship as well as the convenience of the location, I was able to visit a lot of other places in Italy including Venezia and Cinque Terre. It helped me learn more about Italian culture, the diverse landscape, and dialects spoken in different regions from a new perspective other than in-class lectures which I really enjoy and appreciate."
 
Angela Brewerton, 2022 Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient, Spain
 
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"I am studying Quantitive Analysis of Markets and Organizations with a minor in Spanish. I will be graduating in 2023. I participated in the Intensive Spanish Language & Culture program in Oviedo, Spain. Receiving the WLC Study Abroad Scholarship was a huge source of relief for mewhen planning for my study abroad, because it helped the program become more realistic for me. It was really helpful during the program because it allowed me to participate in many memorable experiences that helped me remember what I learned during my time there. For example, in my class in Oviedo we learned about architecture and I was able to visit several different buildings and recognize the different styles and elements I had learned about. Seeing what I was learning about made it so much more exciting and memorable. One of the main highlights of the program were the people I was able to meet. I stayed with a host family who was absolutely amazing and meet some really great friends on the program. This scholarship was such a big part of why I was able to go on this study abroad where I could strengthen my Spanish and learn about a great culture while making unforgettable memories and lifelong friends."
 
Hailee Fell, 2022 Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient, Spain
 
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"My name is Hailee Fell and I am a rising junior, planning on graduating in Spring 2024. I am majoring in biology and minoring in Spanish and Chemistry. For my study abroad program, I went to Oviedo, Spain during the summer, for the Intensive Spanish Language & Culture in Oviedo, Spain. I had the most amazing time and not only did I improve my language skills, but I was also exposed to the culture and got to see many different places and cities in Spain. In addition, I met amazing people and formed great relationships with the other participants and the professors. I was able to do this because I received the WLC Study Abroad Scholarship. I didn't have as much financial stress about being able to participate in this program. It allowed me to enjoy my experience and focus on being fully immersed. Thank you WLC for giving me this opportunity to follow my dream of studying abroad!"
 
Simon Logue, 2022 Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient, Italy
"My name is Simon Logue and this summer I traveled to Verona, Italy for the Intensive Italian Language Study Abroad. Currently I am majoring in Operations and Supply Chain and pursuing a minor in Italian. I am planning to graduate in Fall 2023. This experience has been unforgettable, rewarding, and inspirational, and I would not have been able to pursue this opportunity without the help of my family and the World Language and Cultures scholarship offered to me. This scholarship assisted me in accomplishing both academic and life goals; specifically learning the Italian language and becoming familiar with the Italian culture. For many years, I have wanted to learn Italian. This desire stems from my reverence of Italian life and from my ancestral history with the country. Being Italian, I have always wanted to return to the place from which my family emigrated. But not only return, I wanted to immerse myself into the culture. I wanted to learn about the cooking, the daily lifestyle, and most importantly the language. Throughout this experience I have come to learn how kind and willing other Italians are with helping students to learn their language. I felt as though I have been able to apply the knowledge I learned in the classroom to real life, which I would not have been able to do so in Salt Lake City. One of the highlights of this Study Abroad has been the opportunities I have had to meet new people. Not only have I met many University of Utah students that I likely would not have, I have met and made many life-long friendships with local Italians. I feel as though these relationships are the most significant takeaways from this experience, and I am grateful for both the guidance and the financial support of the World Language and Culture department, which made this possible."

 

Last Updated: 9/28/22