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Scholarships and Awards

There are several language scholarships available to Richmond students who demonstrate either merit or need. In particular, scholarships are provided to students who might otherwise not be able to participate in a study abroad program during the summer, the semester or the academic year. Some scholarships are co-sponsored with the Department of Latin American, Latino, & Iberian Studies.  

The deadline for submitting an application for study during summer 2020 or the 2020-2021 academic year is Friday, February 14, 2020 at midnight. Once a student submits the application, a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of the application will be sent by Michele Mauney in Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies (LALIS) or June Wise in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Students will be notified of departmental decisions in March.

J. Gray Wright Scholarship       Application Closed
The J. Gray Wright Scholarship is merit-based and will be awarded to a rising UR junior or senior who majors in LALIS or in one of the programs offered by LLC (Arabic Studies, Chinese Studies, French, German Studies, Italian Studies, Japanese, or Russian Studies).

J.R. Francis Scholarship          Application Closed
This scholarship is need and merit-based and is awarded to a French major or minor for study on campus or abroad. Multiple awards ranging from $5,000 to $10,000.

Gotaas Memorial Scholarship
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This scholarship is need-based and is awarded to a Westhampton College student majoring in Arabic Studies, Chinese Studies, French, German Studies, Italian Studies, Latin American, Latino, & Iberian Studies, Russian Studies, or minoring in Japanese Studies. Two awards of approximately $4,500.

Holt Summer Study Scholarship     Apply Now
This scholarship is merit-based and is awarded to students who participate in one of the following summer school programs:

  • ARAB 201 and ARAB 202 - Martin Sulzer-Reichel
  • FREN 306 - French at Work [+ Independent Study] - Olivier Delers
  • ITAL 397 - Business Italian [+ independent study] - Gabriella Valsecchi
  • LAIS 221 - Intensive Intermediate Spanish - Dixon Abreu
  • LAIS 221 - Intensive Intermediate Spanish - Corrado Corradini
  • LAIS 221 - Intensive Intermediate Spanish - Ted Peebles
  • LAIS 221 - Intensive Intermediate Spanish - Boston Woolfolk
  • LLC 397 - Foreign Thinking [+ Independent Study] - - Olivier Delers & Martin Sulzer-Reichel
  • LLC 397 - Pandemic & Peace - [+ Independent Study] - Yvonne Howell & Natalie McCauley

The award is approximately $3,000.

Seniors who have received eight semesters of funding at the University of Richmond are not eligible for the Holt Summer Scholarship. Seniors should consult with the Office of Financial Aid prior to applying in order to determine whether they are eligible to be considered for the Holt Scholarship.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF THIS APPLICATION IS FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2020.

Holt Semester Scholarship         Application Closed
This scholarship is merit-based and is awarded to students who participate in Richmond's semester/academic year study abroad programs in countries in which students study one of the languages offered by LAIS and LLC.

The awards are for approximately $3,000.

Don Quijote Scholarship
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This scholarship is merit-based and may be used for a study abroad program lasting a full academic year. The program must be approved by the Office of International Education and must be in one of the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela. Award amount is approximately $16,000.

Outstanding Senior Majors in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Each year, the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures recognizes outstanding senior majors who displayed excellent aptitude and effort during their experience studying languages, literatures, and cultures at Richmond.


University-endowed scholarship funds can only be used to participate in study abroad programs sponsored by the University of Richmond.