College of Arts and Sciences

Departmental Scholarships

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The following scholarships are available. Please consult the Departmental Administrative Staff for further details and please give consideration to applying.

The Vivian D. Kline Scholarship for New Freshmen
Foreign Languages and Literatures - Arts and Sciences
  • Must have completed a minimum of two years of high school foreign language instruction with a minimum GPA for such coursework of 3.5.
  • A minimum ACT of 25 is normally required for eligibility, but may be waived in cases where the scholarship committee believes there is significant evidence of academic achievement from other sources.
  • Must declare a major in degree program offered by the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department upon enrollment at WIU and enroll in a foreign language course at the appropriate level (as determined by transcript evaluation and/or placement exam) during the first semester of attendance at WIU.
  • Applicants must complete an essay (minimum of 500 words) in English describing their prior experience with foreign languages and how they plan to utilize foreign languages in their future academic and career plans.

The Vivian D. Kline Scholarship for Current Students

  • Must have a declared major in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
  • Must have completed at least 6 semester hours of coursework in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
  • Must have a minimum BPA of 3.5 for coursework taken in the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department.
  • Applicants must complete an essay (minimum of 500 words) in English describing their prior experience with foreign languages and how they plan to utilize foreign languages in their future academic and career plans.

The Blenda Olson Scholarship
Foreign Languages and Literatures - Arts and Sciences

GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.5 GPA Foreign Lang./3.0 Overall, Junior/Senior
Major, Other Requirements: Female
Deadline to Apply:Contact Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Award Amount: $1000 annually
Apply to/Contact: Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Comments: Financial need, Dedication to profession of language studies, etc.
 
The Clifford A. and Rosa Julstrom Scholarship
Foreign Languages and Literatures - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.0 cum. GPA, Junior
Major, Other Requirements: Foreign Language Major
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Award Amount: $500
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Comments: Selection made by Foreign Language faculty
 
The Foreign Languages Alumni Scholarship
Foreign Languages and Literatures - Arts and Sciences
GPA: Mininimum 3.0 GPA
Major, Other Requirements: Foreign Language Major and
Essay describing interest in foreign languages and future plans
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Award Amount: To be determined
Apply to/Contact: Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Comments: Selection made by Foreign Language faculty
 
The Jerry Purdum Memorial Scholarship in French
Foreign Languages and Literatures - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Must be full-time student, any class-freshman through senior; New freshman must have 25 or higher ACT and continuing students must have 3.0 or higher GPA
Major, Other Requirements: Preference will be given to incoming new freshman students
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Award Amount: $1000 annually
Apply to/Contact: Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Comments: Financial need, participation activities and community and academic affairs.