Study Abroad Scholarship

Thank you for your interest in the CLA Study Abroad Scholarship. This scholarship is to support students at member institutions who want to participate in a study abroad program in order to enhance his or her proficiency in a target language and/or his or her understanding of other cultures. The scholarship is open to any student who meets eligibility requirements and is presently attending a CLA college or university. A CLA college or university is one where a member of the College Language Association is presently employed or is a retiree.

These are the eligibility requirements

1. If the candidate will be studying a language other than English or will have instruction in a language other than English during study abroad, that candidate must have:
-already completed (by the date of application) at least 6 credits of college-level study of the language of the country where the study abroad will take place;
-an overall GPA in the 3.0/4.0 in courses of that language;
-an overall GPA of at least 2.5/4.0;

2. If the candidate will be taking courses taught in English during study abroad, that candidate must have
an overall GPA of at least 2.75/4.0

3. Kindly remember that each applicant must have a CLA faculty sponsor, who must:
-be a current financial member of the College Language Association in order for a student to be eligible for the scholarship competition;
-verify that the study abroad experience will take place in the summer, fall, or spring semester following the award date;
-verify that the application is complete and is ready for committee review;
-sign the application and complete the checklist; and
-verify that the award recipient has submitted his/her written summary of the study abroad experience.

The committee will do its best to consider all candidates; however, incomplete applications will be withdrawn from the competition. Student applicants and faculty sponsors with questions may contact the CLA Study Abroad Scholarship Committee Chair, Dr. Marveta Ryan-Sams, at her office phone, 724-357-2325, or may send an email message [email protected].

The following links include the necessary forms and other information about the study abroad scholarship

Application Packet
Scholarship Poster
Meet the 2016-17 Scholarship Winners
Meet the 2016 Scholarship Winners
Meet the 2015 Scholarship Winners
Meet the 2014 Scholarship Winners