Meta Marion Goldsmith Scholarship

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Scholarships are for students majoring and minoring in World Languages. World Language Graduate students and Teacher Education candidates may also eligible to receive scholarships, depending on available funding:

  • Scholarships may be renewed for a second year, students need to reapply.

Majors, Graduates and Teaching Credential candidates in the Teaching Credential can receive $1,500 ($750 per semester).
Minors (including minors in the WL for International Business) can receive $1,000.

Required Qualifications for Majors and Minors

  • Have officially declared a major or minor in a world language at SJSU, as evidenced on transcript.
  • Have completed at least one semester of world language study at San Jose State University
  • Be a major student enrolled in at least 5 units OR a minor student enrolled in at least 3 units of world language classes each of the semesters you will be receiving the award
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0
  • Have a World Language GPA of 3.5 (3.75 for merit-only applicants)
  • The recommendation of a world language faculty member at SJSU
  • Financial need certified by the Office of Financial Aid or exceptional merit as determined by the Scholarship Committee (not needed for merit-only applicants)
    Superior GPA (3.5 overall, 3.75 in major), Leadership in WL clubs, Honor Society, student outreach, other WL activities.

Required Qualifications for Graduate Students and Teacher Education Candidates

  • Be enrolled in a graduate or credential program in World Languages at SJSU
  • Be a student enrolled in enrolled in at least 5 units of world language courses each of the semesters you will be receiving the award
  • Have a World Language GPA of 3.5 (3.75 for merit-only applicants)
  • The recommendation of a World Language instructor
  • Financial need certified by the Office of Financial Aid or exceptional merit as determined by the Scholarship Committee (not needed for merit-only applicants)
    Superior GPA (3.75 in major), Leadership in WL clubs, Honor Society, student outreach, other WL activities
  • Unofficial transcript must be uploaded to the online application or turned in to the WLL Department and must show that you are a major or minor.

Application Procedure


Applicants must apply online by creating an online account at https://sjsu.starsscholarshipsonline.com/stars/default.aspx. For those who cannot complete the online application, please submit a paper application to the Department of World Languages and Literatures.

Application (for those who cannot complete the application online)
Letter of Recommendation Form

For More Information, Please Contact:

worldlanguagesandlit@sjsu.edu