◊NEW FOR FALL 2014 - ALL DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CONDENSED TO ONE SUBMISSION FORM. ALL APPLICATIONS FOR AY 2015-16, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ARE DUE 12 DECEMBER 2014 (ONE EXCEPTION: VANTINE SCHOLARSHIPS DUE 26 NOVEMBER 14). SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO MERRIFIELD 320.
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1. John G. Arneberg Foreign Travel Scholarships
The purpose of these scholarships is "to encourage and improve education in foreign languages, preferably the German, Scandinavian and French languages," although awards have also been made to students of Chinese, Greek, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. John G. Arneberg stated that his principal objective in establishing this trust was "to promote better international relations through better knowledge and understanding of the languages, customs, literature, art and traditions of other countries," and he stipulated that scholarships were to be awarded to University of North Dakota language students who had shown "exceptional interest and proficiency in the field." In recent years about twenty-five scholarships have been awarded annually in amounts up to about $2500.
2. Paul W. Larsen Travel Scholarships
Larsen Travel Scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding UND students of Spanish who are planning to travel to Spain or Latin America. In recent years about six awards have been made annually in amounts ranging up to $500.
3. Paul W. Larsen On-Campus Scholarships
Larsen On-Campus Scholarships are granted annually to outstanding students of all languages, as well as to students studying certain other subjects in the humanities, for use while in residence at UND. In recent years about five awards have been made annually in amounts ranging up to $500.00. Interested students should apply at the Languages Department office, Merrifield 320, in April, and must also complete information at the Financial Aid Office. Awards are announced in May for use the following year.
4. Ronald and Carol Vantine Scholarships
Vantine Scholarships are granted by priority to students studying the languages of "countries having an economic and/or political impact on the state of the world, currently, for example, China, Africa, India, Arab countries." The scholarships are awarded through the University of North Dakota Foundation.
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The following scholarships, made possible through the generosity of many private individuals, are awarded though the Financial Aid Office to UND students upon nomination by the faculty of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures. Scholarship recipients are generally selected in April, notified in May, and receive half of their award at the beginning of the fall semester, and half at the beginning of the spring semester. The amounts of the awards vary. Interested students should consult their language instructors. The due date for all scholarships for Academic Year 2015-16 (unless noted) is Friday, December 12, 2014.
5. Marie Thormodsgard French Scholarship
This scholarship in honor of Marie Thormodsgard is awarded to an exceptional undergraduate student majoring in French. A native of Bordeaux, France, Marie Thormodsgard (formerly Marie Bentegeat), came to North Dakota as an international exchange student, and subsequently continued as a language instructor for several years at the University of North Dakota.
A merit-based scholarship, this award is given to a student who has completed three years of French or more while in residence at the University of North Dakota. During his/her career at UND, the student will have achieved a high scholastic average in all areas of study. Preference is given to students who have advanced knowledge of conversational French. The scholarship has a minimum disbursement amount of $500.00 and is awarded intermittently, based on the availability of funds. There is no application process for this award. The faculty members in the French section select the scholarship recipient.
6. Bernhardt Leser Graduate Scholarship (for study in France, Germany, or Scandinavia)
Enrolled UND graduate students who pursue regular studies at an institution abroad in Germany, France, or Scandinavia are eligible for this award. Student must demonstrate academic accomplishment, dedication, and promise in the field of study.
◊ Download 2015 Leser Graduate Scholarship instructions : PDF
7. Ben and Marguerite Rodgers German Scholarship
8. Emil and Audrey Stoltz German Scholarship
9. Andrew Honve Norwegian Scholarship
Enrolled UND undergraduate students who have declared a Norwegian minor or major are eligible, and the recipient must enroll in a Norwegian course for the academic year of the scholarship OR enroll in a study abroad program in Norway. Student must demonstrate academic accomplishment, dedication, and promise in the field of study.
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10. Dr. and Mrs. John A. Johnson Norwegian Scholarship
The top sophomore (second year) student enrolled in Norwegian language courses receives this award. Enrolled UND undergraduate students who have declared a Norwegian minor or major are eligible, and the recipient must enroll in a Norwegian course for the academic year of the scholarship. Student must demonstrate academic accomplishment, dedication, and promise in the field of study.
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11. Art and Mary Saastad Norwegian Scholarship
Outstanding Norwegian language and literature students receive this award. Enrolled UND undergraduate students who have declared a Norwegian minor or major are eligible, and the recipient must enroll in a Norwegian course for the academic year of the scholarship OR enroll in a study abroad program in Norway. Funds can also be used to travel to an academic conference such as SASS or other Norwegian scholarly activities. Student must demonstrate academic accomplishment, dedication, and promise in the field of study.
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12. Aaron Iverson Nordic Travel Scholarship
The Aaron Iverson Nordic Travel Scholarship was established by the Iverson Family in honor of their son, who studied abroad in Norway. This scholarship will be awarded to a UND student who participates in the American College of Norway semester or academic year study abroad program. Students must be motivated, hard-working and dedicated, who share high principles and potential for success as seen in Aaron Iverson. Recipients of this award are requested to visit the Resistance Museum on Oslo, Norway. Award amounts will range from $500-$1000 each year. Contact the Office of International Programs for more information.
13. Graciela Wilborn Spanish Scholarship
Awarded as funds allow to an outstanding junior or senior student of strong ethical character who is a student in the Spanish program. To be considered for the scholarship, students must have an overall GPA of 3.8 or better. Candidates for the award are nominated by the Spanish faculty in April of most years.