Scholarships and Funding

Chateau d'Ussé, Loire Valley, France

Chateau d'Ussé, Loire Valley, France

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is pleased to offer the following scholarships in support of study abroad experiences for our students. In addition, please view the UB Office of Study Abroad's comprehsive list of study abroad scholarships

Linda Rock and Maria Becker Scholarships

The Linda Rock and the Maria E. Becker Scholarships were established by the Rock and Becker families to pay tribute to their beloved daughters, Linda Diane Rock and Maria E. Becker, and to honor their memory by supporting study abroad, which played a tremendous role in the lives of their daughters. The scholarship amount varies depending on availability of funds and number of applicants. Scholarships are awarded once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester for various terms (winter, spring, summer, fall), and are administered by the department.

Please note: Linda Rock scholarships support French, Italian or Spanish majors/minors. Maria Becker scholarships support French students.

Wilma J. Newberry Scholarship

RLL gratefully acknowledges the recent generous bequest of the Wilma J. Newberry estate. Professor Newberry was a faculty member of RLL (formerly Modern Languages and Literature) from 1973-1997.

Born in 1927 in Covington, Kentucky, Professor Newberry received her BA from Case Western Reserve and her PhD from the University of Washington. She is noted for her book, The Pirandellian Mode in Spanish Literature from Cervantes to Sastre, and for her articles on modern Spanish theatre and narrative in HispaniaPMLASymposium and other journals.

Please note: Wilma J. Newberry scholarships will be used to assist undergraduate Spanish majors with the expenses of studying in Spain.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled, full-time matriculated UB undergraduate students in good academic standing.
  • Priority consideration is given to students pursuing a major in RLL, but minors are eligible to apply. Minors should indicate if they have applied to or already received the College of Arts and Sciences William C. and Annette L. Rock Fund for Study Abroad, as they are not eligible for both College of Arts and Sciences and RLL scholarships.
  • The distribution of funds is made contingent on written confirmation of acceptance to an accredited study abroad program. However, all interested students should apply even if they have not received confirmation of acceptance.
  • The study abroad course of study must be full-time. The definition of "full-time" is set by the program-sponsoring institution.
  • Financial need, academic achievement and potential for growth are the chief criteria for these scholarships.

How to Apply

Applications for study abroad programs are accepted annually in the fall and spring. The application window is now open to apply for the January 2019, Spring 2019 semesters and 2019-2020 academic year. With questions, please contact your RLL faculty advisor. 

Application Deadline: October 10, 2018

Before beginning the application form below, applicants should gather a writing sample from coursework in the target language and a current copy of their academic advisement report (AAR), both in PDF format.

Application Form

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E.g. February 2018; June 2019
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E.g. UB's program in Salamanca; Geneseo's program in Montpellier
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E.g. other scholarships; personal savings; parental support
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