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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!

Connecticut Minority Teacher Incentive Grant Program

This award is for Connecticut upper-level undergraduate students who are enrolled in an undergraduate teacher preparation program at an eligible college or university in Connecticut. The student must be a minority student (African, American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American or Native American heritage) and intend to teach in a Connecticut public school after graduation.

Total: $5000 Awards:  64
Deadline:  October 15
2019

Sherman & Frances L. Teller Teacher Credential Scholarship

The Sherman & Frances L. Teller Teacher Credential Scholarship is provided to K-12 educators pursuing a teaching credential (includes special education and ESL) at a University of California or California State University campus in the greater Los Angeles area. Students must also reside in the greater Los Angeles area (includes Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Ventura counties).

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 1
2019

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

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

University of Oregon Staton Scholarship

This award is for U.S. students who will be incoming freshmen at the University of Oregon. Students must be residents of Oregon and must demonstrate extraordinary financial need.

Total: $6550 Awards:  12
Deadline:  January 15
2020

King Olav V Norwegian American Heritage Fund Scholarship

This award is for U.S. or Norwegian citizens who are 18 years of age or older. Students must demonstrate interest in furthering their studies of Norwegian or American heritage through arts, crafts, literature, history, music, folklore, etc.

Total: $1500 Awards:  8
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Mary E. (Nalbach) Huseby Scholarship Fund

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are residents of Cedar Grove, West Virginia. Students must pursue a field of study in education, have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Dr. Joseph C. Basile, II Scholarship Fund

This award is for U.S. students who are residents of West Virginia and are planning to major in education at a college in West Virginia. The applicant must have an ACT score of 20 or higher and a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Elizabeth H. Thomas Scholarship Fund

This award is for a U.S. graduating high school senior from Logan High School in Logan, West Virginia who is attending college in West Virginia. The applicant must major in teaching. The applicant must have a 3.0 grade point average or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Missouri State University Inclusive Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who plan to enter Missouri State University as freshmen and pursue a major leading to a bachelor's degree in education or music education. Students must rank in the top 50 percent of their class or have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and must have demonstrated leadership in multicultural school or community activities or organizations.

Total: $3000 Awards:  25
Deadline:  January 30
2020