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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!

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:  January 02

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 11

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 11

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 11

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

Missouri State University Inclusive Excellence Leadership Scholarship & Recognition Award

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who plan to enroll at Missouri State University as incoming freshmen. Students must: rank in the top 50 percent of their class or have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; and have demonstrated leadership in multicultural school or community activities or organizations. Students with disabilities and/or historically underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Total: $5000 Awards:  100
Deadline:  January 30

Derek Jeter/Hillsborough Education Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is available for current high school seniors residing in Hillsborough County, Florida. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate participation in community service and extracurricular activities.

Total: $4000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 31

Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton, Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are studying in fields related to alliance building, counterintelligence, cultural understanding, and national security.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 31

Josephine De Karman Fellowship

This award is for college seniors who will receive a bachelor's degree by June and candidates for a Ph.D. who will defend their dissertation by June.

Total: $25000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  January 31

Isabel M. Herson Scholarship

This scholarship is available to graduate and undergraduate students studying in the United States and enrolled in a degree program in elementary or secondary education.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 01

Billy Brockmann Memorial Scholarship

This award is available to U.S. and international students who are residents of the following Illinois counties: Bond, Clinton, DeWitt, Madison, McLean, Peoria, St. Claire, Tazewell, Woodford. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and plan to study medicine, engineering, or education (teaching).

Total: $1300 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 01

Bob and Jan Jones Endowment Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. and international undergraduate and graduate students who are residents of one of the eligible Midwestern states. Students must major in education and have a grade point average of 2.5-3.5.

Total: $750 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 01