Applicants for scholarships from the Department of Languages and Literatures must currently be enrolled at the Oklahoma State University-Stillwater campus. Applicants need to click the link below and complete the application form. Once complete, be sure to hit Submit at the bottom of the form. Applications must be submitted by 5pm on Feb. 5, 2021.

Scholarships from the Department of Languages & Literatures

The Frances Lee and Charles Dutreau Scholarship

Awarded to a student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement in one of the foreign languages taught by this department. These funds are to be used to assist with expenses for language study (of at least six weeks' duration) in a foreign country.

The John Sadler Award

Given to an OSU student of foreign languages who has demonstrated academic excellence, especially in the field of language study. The award is intended to help defray a student’s educational expenses.

The William J. Ray Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a meritorious junior or meritorious senior student at Oklahoma State University who is committed to teaching Spanish in the public schools. The successful candidate must show evidence of previous or ongoing coursework in education (ABSED, CIED, etc.).

The Reusen-Berghmans Memorial Award

Given to a student who has completed at least 12 hours of French or the equivalent, and has demonstrated academic excellence in that language. The award is to be used to assist with expenses for language study (of at least six week duration) in a French-speaking country.

The Golconda Award

Offered by the directors of the Golconda Foundation, this scholarship is given to outstanding students in upper-division foreign language classes. Eight Golcondas will be awarded to students who have completed at least one 3000 level course in a language. Two Golcondas will be awarded to students who have completed at least the 4th semester course in a language.

The John Schweitzer Memorial Award

Given to a junior or senior French major who has demonstrated excellence in the study of that language. It was set up by the family of Prof. Schweitzer, who taught French in the department from 1959 to 1984 and passed away in 2013. Prof. Schweitzer also served for a number of years as department chair.

The Susan Waid Childs Endowed Scholarship

The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at the University in the College of Arts and Sciences, pursuing a degree in a foreign language and must be involved in a study abroad program outside of North America. Preference will be given to students who are enrolled in a study abroad program for the first time.

Other Scholarships

We recommend that you also apply for other OSU scholarships. Applications for these and other scholarships must be submitted separately.  

Additional Resources

The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) offers a wide array of scholarships and internships to sophomores through seniors for long and short stays in Germany. Not all require a high level of German proficiency.