Sometimes when students arrive on campus with scholarship monies equal to the cost of tuition, room and board, etc., they abandon the scholarship search. But scholarships are honors as well as funding, and each scholarship won, whether or not you accept the monetary award, has a place on your résumé. So stay alert to scholarship opportunities. The Department of Modern Languages & Classics awards a number of scholarships each year: the Nicole King Memorial Scholarship for Foreign Study, the Modern Languages & Classics Scholarship, and the Burkhardt Foreign Language Scholarship (open to all language areas); the Burkhardt Scholarship for the University of Nancy (French); the Uwe F. Koehler Memorial Scholarship, Robert S. Sears Memorial German Scholarship, and the Eugene and Mary Herrman German Scholarship (German); and the Vicki Yoakum Burton Scholarship in Spanish.
The Center for International Programs and the Honors College also sponsor scholarships for which you may be eligible. Please consult their websites for more information. It would be truly useful for you in your professional development to be part of a team conducting educational research. Talk to your advisor or a favorite professor about such projects. Undergraduate research is strongly supported by the university, and there are grants available to fund it. The principal source of funding is the Undergraduate Research Fellowship, administered, for the most part, by the Honors College, but open to all students. The Office of Research also has available some small grants for travel or research expenses.
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