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No matter how you say it — beca, stipendium, bourse, borsa di studio — scholarships can help students pay for college or grad school, and this list of scholarships is just for those that plan to pursue a degree in a foreign language. If you plan to study a foreign language, careers in government, tourism, education, translation, and more are just a few options available after graduation. So, whether it’s Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, German, French, or Italian, foreign language majors should first start their search for free college money with this directory of scholarships. For an even more personalized directory of awards, create a free Unigo profile to receive a custom list of scholarships that you qualify for based on your school, demographics, interests, club associations, and more!

Florida Minority Teacher Education Scholarship Program

This award is available to Florida resident undergraduate students who are enrolled as upper division undergraduates in a state-approved teacher education program at an eligible Florida institution. Students must be of African, American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan Native descent, and plan to teach in a Florida public school upon graduation.

Total: $4000 Awards:  135
Deadline:  November 30
2019

Young Scholars Prize in Romani Studies

This is an essay contest for U.S. and international undergraduate and graduate students. Students must submit an essay deemed appropriate for the journal Romani Studies.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 30
2019

South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program

South Carolina high school seniors who are graduating from a South Carolina high school and who plan to enter the teaching profession may apply for this program. Students must attend an eligible South Carolina college.

Total: $6000 Awards:  200
Deadline:  December 1
2019

Saul Kagan Fellowship

This fellowship is available for U.S. and international students who are pursuing a Ph.D. or post-doctoral research in Holocaust studies.

Total: $20000 Awards:  7
Deadline:  December 23
2019

Don Riebhoff Memorial Scholarship

The Don Riebhoff Memorial Scholarship is open to international and U.S. students who are licensed radio amateurs (technician class or higher) and pursuing international studies. Preference will be given to members of the ARRL and students pursuing baccalaureate or higher degrees.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31
2019

Louisiana Tech University Bessie Talbert Purdy Scholarship

This scholarship is available to U.S. undergraduate students who plan to attend Lousiana Tech University as freshmen. Students must be an education (including agricultural education) or human ecology major.

Total: $1000 Awards:  17
Deadline:  January 5
2020

Bill McKnight Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship is available for LGBT students and straight allies who are studying art or humanities at an accredited college or university in the U.S. Preference is given to students residing in Kitsap County or Bainbridge Island in Washington State.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Deloris Carter Hampton Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. women of color who have a demonstrated history of activism and/or leadership in the LGBT community and are pursuing a degree in education, women's health, or dance. Applicants must be residents of Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Pride Foundation Alaska Scholarship

This award is available for students in Alaska who are self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), members of LGBT families, or straight-allies who have been strongly supportive of the LGBT community.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to U.S. graduate students of Polish descent (or non-Polish descent whose studies are focused primarily on Polish subjects). Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $7000 Awards:  63
Deadline:  January 15
2020

MetLife Foundation Scholarship

This award is available for current high school seniors who are members of the Future Farmers of America. Students must enroll in an eligible agricultural major and be a resident of an eligible state.

Total: $2000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Rabo AgriFinance Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors who are members of Future Farmers of America and pursuing a two- or four-year degree in select areas of agriculture, communications, education, management, sales, science, and technology. Students must live on a family farm, have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and rank in the top 50 percent of his/her class.

Total: $2000 Awards:  9
Deadline:  January 15
2020