Scholarships

Meta Steinfort Scholarship

The Meta Steinfort Scholarship is an annual award in the amount of $1000. The Scholarship is granted to a junior or senior of high academic standing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee who is majoring in Spanish, either in the College of Letters & Science or in the School of Education. Students planning to pursue a professional career in teaching are particularly encouraged to apply. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required. Applicants for the Meta Steinfort Scholarship may also apply for other Departmental awards, such as the Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship.

This scholarship has been made possible by a provision in the will of Meta Mary Steinfort, Emeritus Professor of Spanish at the Milwaukee Extension of the University of Wisconsin, one of the predecessor institutions of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The submission deadline for the Meta Steinfort Scholarship application is February 20, 2017.

Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement Scholarships

Thanks to the generous donations of our donors, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UWM awards this annual scholarship, in the amount of $500, to an undergraduate student who has excelled in his/her studies in Spanish.

Spanish majors who have taken at least two 300-level (or higher) courses in Spanish and/or Portuguese at UWM can apply for this award. Applicants must have a total University GPA of 3.5 or higher. Recipients of this scholarship must remain Spanish majors and must be enrolled in Spanish classes at UWM (including UWM-sponsored study abroad) during the award period. This scholarship is not renewable, and recipients may not reapply for it. However, recipients of this scholarship may also apply for other scholarships.

The submission deadline for the Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement Scholarship application is February 20.

Hilda Becher Modern Languages Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for Spanish minors and majors who will be participating in the Madrid Summer Study Abroad program. It is funded by the Estate of Hilda Becher, who was passionate about all languages and believed in the value of being multilingual.

The Department will award a scholarship of $1000 to a successful applicant who is a Spanish major or minor at UWM and who completes the UWM Summer Study Abroad Program in Madrid. Applicants must have a total University GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The submission deadline for the Hilda Becher Modern Languages Scholarship application is March 1.

Donald R. Shea Undergraduate Scholarship in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies annually offers up to two scholarships in the amount of $500.00 to undergraduates pursuing academic work in Latin American and/or Caribbean studies. These scholarships may be used for UWM Study Abroad programs (such as the semester in Santiago, Chile), UWM winterim study tour courses (such as Mexico, Peru), for other study abroad opportunities that can be accepted for UWM credit (including Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic), or for research related travel.

Sigma Delta Pi

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese, once or twice a year, initiates outstanding students into Sigma Delta Pi, a national honor society dedicated to fostering the dissemination of Hispanic culture. The society sponsors social and cultural activities and the national organization offers scholarships which may be applied toward the costs of studying in Spain, Ecuador, or Mexico. For more information, see: www.citadel.edu/sigmadeltapi/.

Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni Awards (UAA/GAA)

Due to the generosity of the alumni of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Department has established an account from which undergraduate and graduate scholarships are to be awarded to meritorious students. A minimum of one scholarship of at least $500 will be awarded during years in which funding is available. (The award amount may be increased at any time by the Department Scholarship Committee). During odd-numbered years (e.g., 2009), the scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student; this will be known as the Undergraduate Alumni Award (UAA). During even-numbered years (e.g., 2010), the scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student; this will be known as the Graduate Alumni Award (GAA). Submission of a formal application is required, and a call for applications as well as recipient requirements, will be announced each spring semester.