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.
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 undergraduate French, Italian or Spanish majors/minors. Maria Becker scholarships support undergraduate French students.
RLL gratefully acknowledges the 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 Hispania, PMLA, Symposium and other journals.
Please note: Wilma J. Newberry scholarships will be used to assist undergraduate Spanish majors with the expenses of studying in Spain.
Prof. Edward J. Dudley was chair of UB's Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, and then the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, from 1974-1983. A well-known Cervantes scholar, he returned to the classroom in 1983, retiring in 1999. Donations to this fund honor his memory and serve to support graduate students who wish to broaden their studies with international experience.
Applications for study abroad programs are accepted annually in the fall and spring. The application window for Spring 2023 is now open. Please be sure to contact your RLL faculty advisor with any questions.
Application Deadline: Friday October 7, 2022, at 12 noon.
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.