Scholarships, Clubs and Honor Society

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Scholarships, World Language Clubs and Honor Society

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Current Scholarships

Carla and Mario Federici Scholarship

Department of World Languages & Literatures Invites Students in French, Spanish and Italian, to apply for this $1000 scholarship.

The criteria for distribution or use in order of priority are:

  • a graduate student in French
  • a graduate student in Spanish
  • an outstanding undergraduate student with minor in Italian
  • If all factors equal, students facing hardship will be given preference.
  • More information about Federici Scholarship

Meta Marion Goldsmith Scholarship

Scholarships are for students majoring and minoring in World Languages. 
World Language Graduate students and Teacher Education candidates may also apply for the Meta Marion Goldsmith Scholarship, depending on available funding:

Applicants must have officially declared a major or minor in a world language at SJSU.

Isabel Allende Scholarship (Formally Paula Scholarship)

The Spanish Program at San José State University invites advanced students in Spanish to apply for the Winter Session Isabel Allende Scholarship funded by the Isabel Allende Foundation. These scholarships are open to students in Spanish who meet the terms and conditions listed below.

  • Be a matriculated student majoring or minoring in Spanish at San José State University.
  • Have upper division (junior/senior) or graduate student standing at the time the grant is awarded.
  • Have at least a 3.0 grade point average in Spanish courses at San José State University.
  • Write a paragraph in Spanish documenting his/her interest Hispanic Studies.
  • Scholarship funds are awarded at the end of the course. Students must be enrolled to apply.

Past Scholarships

Esther Pereyra-Suárez Scholarship

For Seniors and Graduate Students in Spanish and French - 

The Department of World Languages & Literatures announces the establishment of a merit scholarship funded by Professor Emerita Esther Pereyra-Suárez who taught both Spanish and French at San José State from 1959-1991. The scholarship, established to carry on the tradition of excellence spoused by Professor Emerita Esther Pereyra-Suárez, will reward a San José State University student displaying outstanding academic achievement and promise in the study of Spanish or French.

For more information, contact an advisor in Spanish or French.

Narae Mochizuki Scholarship

The Japanese Program invites SJSU Japanese major/minor students to apply for Narae Mochizuki Scholarship, which assists them in covering their round-trip ticket for the annual study abroad program to Japan.

For more information, contact an advisor in Japanese.

World Language Clubs

Spanish Club
Círculo Hispánico

El Círculo Hispánico is proud to create a space for SJSU students to celebrate Hispanic culture and literature. Activities include: Las Fiestas Patrias, Día de Los Muertos celebration, movie nights, volunteering in community events, etc. El Círculo Hispánico also has a graduation ceremony completely in Spanish and a $500 scholarship every year.

French Club

For more information, please contact:
Desalvo, Jean-Luc
French Coordinator, French Professor, French Advisor 
Clark Hall 435 

Foreign Language Honor Society

Phi Sigma Iota

Phi Sigma Iota is an International Honor Society dedicated to promoting the scholarly study of foreign languages and is comprised of the best foreign languages students. If you meet the eligibility requirements, and are interested in membership with Phi Sigma Iota, inform your professor that you would like to be considered for this honor.