Scholarships, Clubs and Honor Society
Scholarships, World Language Clubs and Honor Society
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Esther Pereyra-Suárez Scholarship
For Seniors and Graduate Students in Spanish and French - AY 2009-2010
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.
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:
- World Language Minors, Majors, Graduate Students and Teacher Education candidates in Foreign Languages will receive up to $1,500.
- More information about Meta Marion Goldsmith Scholarship
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 of $300 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.
- Be enrolled in the Spanish 160C course. Scholarship funds are awarded at the end of the course. Students must be enrolled to apply.
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.
The Rotary Foundation's oldest and best-known program is Ambassadorial Scholarships.
Since 1947 nearly 37,000 men and women from 100 nations have studied abroad under
its auspices. Today it is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships
program. Nearly 800 scholarships were awarded for study in 2005-06. Through grants
totaling approximately US$500 million, recipients from some 70 countries studied in
more than 70 nations. The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to
further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different
countries. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and
graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies.
While abroad, scholars serve as ambassadors of goodwill to the people of the host
country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups.
Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that
led to greater understanding of their host countries. Generous contributions from
Rotarians worldwide represent continued faith that the students who are Ambassadorial
Scholars today will be tomorrow's community and world leaders.
Ambassadorial Scholarship Website
The purpose of the Círculo Hispánico is to encourage interest in language and cultural activities pertinent to the Spanish-speaking
world and to stimulate contact between students and professors.
For more information, please contact:
Foreign Language Alumni/Student Group (FLAGs)
Celebrate Foreign Languages Week
Department of World Languages & Literatures and Foreign Language Alumni/Student Group (FLAGs) invites you to our Annual Spring Dinner where we will congratulate the Foreign Language Poetry contest winners. We are also honored to have guest performers providing excellent entertainment.
Please fill out the form below so we may better inform you about world language events
throughout the year.
Graduating Students Form (pdf)
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.