Through the Center for International Education, students have access to scholarships to support their study abroad and area studies, foreign language study, and overseas internships. Additional scholarship opportunities are gathered and shared by CIE’s Study Abroad Office, UWM’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Financial Aid Office.
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for Undergraduates
Interested in studying a less commonly taught language? FLAS Fellowships allow students to study a critical language without having the burden of worrying about financial security. FLAS supports undergraduate intermediate or advanced level (200-level or higher) studies of Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese*, or Russian.
There are two types of Fellowship and students may apply for one or both:
Academic Year Fellowships: up to $15,000 for full-time undergraduates enrolled in language and internationally-focused studies.
Summer Intensive Language Fellowships: up to $7,500 for intensive summer study of a language, at an approved US or overseas language program
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN (Search FLAS): https://uwm.academicworks.com/
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2020
*Undergraduates studying Portuguese can apply for an Academic Year FLAS award through the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies. Please see their website for details.
Students may wish to refer to the list of Summer-Intensive-Language-Programs, to ensure that the program they choose meets the US Department of Education requirements. Programs listed are not guaranteed approval by the US Department of Education but are suggested based on their advertised information.
Students who plan to study abroad during their FLAS Fellowship period will need to apply for their study abroad program through CIE’s Study Abroad Office.
The US Department of Education limits individuals to one FLAS Fellowship in a Fiscal Year (e.g. August 15, 2019 to August 15, 2020). Students who are Academic Year FLAS Fellows may not receive a Summer Intensive Language Fellowship for the summer immediately following their Academic Year Fellowship. Students selected for a Summer FLAS Fellowship may also be selected for an Academic Year Fellowship for the period following their Summer FLAS.
Questions regarding these programs and the application process should be directed to Jeremy Booth, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Studies Summer Internship Awards and Ian J. Elliott Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship process for all students and all scholarships begins with UWM’s Scholarship Portal. You will need to complete the general application first, followed by the College of Letters & Science application which consists of just one item – a copy of your most recent transcript. You may also see scholarships on your Scholarship Portal dashboard that you can “Apply To.” These are scholarships which require additional information beyond the general and the Letters & Science application. Be sure to read the description for these to make sure you meet the eligibility requirements before submitting the additional information that is being requested. Your dashboard will keep you informed of all opportunities that you should consider applying to, including a reminder when the application cycle is open for these Global Studies awards. Visit the UWM Scholarship portal at https://uwm.academicworks.com/.
When the application cycle is open, you will apply through UWM’s Scholarship Portal. You will need to complete the general application first, followed by the College of Letters & Science application which consists of just one item – a copy of your most recent transcript. This can be done at any time, even if the application period for the Klotsche Scholarship is not currently open. You may also see scholarships on your Scholarship Portal dashboard that you can “Apply To.” These are scholarships which require additional information beyond the general and the Letters & Science application. Be sure to read the description for these to make sure you meet the eligibility requirements before submitting the additional information that is being requested. Your dashboard will keep you informed of all opportunities that you should consider applying to. Visit the UWM Scholarship portal at https://uwm.academicworks.com/.
CIE is proud of the recipients of these scholarships, listed below for recent award cycles:
Roberta and J. Martin Klotsche Scholarship
- 2018/19: Savannah Elmore, Lauren Kuske, Jasmine Viges, Ananda Walker
- 2017/18: Carly Phelps, Violeta Ramirez, Caitlin Sanfelippo
- 2016/17: Lydia Albrecht
- 2015/16: Madeline Brancel, Wendy Dunaway, Patrick McCue
- 2014/15: Eriberto Gonzalez-Cibrian, Stephanie Davidson, Anna Jeffries
- 2013/14: Matthew Beil, Paul Nessman, Kelly Ostrenga
- 2012/13: Kayla Maule, Emily Outcalt, Walter Wenzel
- 2011/12: James Peranteau, Nhi Duong, Bryce Bray
Global Studies Summer Internship Award
- 2018/19: Matthew Vogt
- 2017/18: Violeta Ramirez
- 2016/17: Amanda Johnson
- 2015/16: Alexandria Sedar, Jacqueline Sirovina
- 2014/15: Meaghan Kulas, Mary Sherman
- 2013/14: Elisabeth Matthews
Ian J. Elliott Memorial Scholarship
Ian J. Elliott studied Economics with a focus on Middle Eastern Studies during his time at UWM. The Center for International Education is very grateful for his family’s contribution to support students interning abroad.
- 2018/19: Marissa Paulson
- 2017/18: Alaina Gedemer, Itzel Nunez
- 2016/17: Anna Jeffries
- 2015/16: Goldie Gibbs, Maryssa Schlough
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellows
- 2017/18: Margaret Moran (Russian), Gershon Pevnick (Japanese), Scott Patnode (Russian), Mackenzie Tubridy (Russian), Pengxue Vang (Japanese), Jasmine Vigas (Chinese)
- Summer 2017: Nicole Lydia Sunny Dolezal (Chinese), Dominique Flannagan (Korean), Edgar Gonzalez (Japanese), Anthony Heffron (Chinese), Abbey Palmer (Russian), Sarah Stevens (Russian), Kimberly Weatherly (Japanese), Callie Weers (Japanese)
- 2016/17: Jacob Apazeller (Arabic), Breanna Ayers (Chinese), Amy Lynn Beilke (Russian), Anastassia Christensen (Arabic), Jeanette Helferich (Japanese), Kevin Li (Japanese), Marissa Paulson (Portuguese), Rebecca Schnirman (Korean), Aaron D. Scott (Russian), Brian J. Tebbitt (Arabic)
- Summer 2016: Jenna Busha (Japanese), Nicole Lydia Sunny Dolezal (Chinese), Dominique Flannagan (Korean), John Johnson (Arabic), Mayya Pechenova (Russian)
- 2015/16: Ryan Boggs (Chinese), Edward Breihan (Japanese), Jacob Brown (Chinese), Jeanette Helferich (Japanese), Josephine Kirkland (Japanese), Spero Lomenzo (Chinese), Jadee Lord (Arabic), Alisha Olson (Arabic), Alexandra Stott (Russian), Andrew Woehlke (Chinese)
- Summer 2015: Miguelina Berroa (Portuguese), Sugeiry Berroa (Portuguese), Nigel Dowling (Russian), Kristen Lango (Polish), Lindsay McElhenie (Russian), Bryan Rogers (Portuguese), Taylor Woods (Arabic)
- 2014/15: Chelsea Ballas (Portuguese), Ryan Boggs (Chinese), Jeanette Helferich (Japanese), Erich Jones (Arabic), Josephine Kirkland (Japanese), Spero Lomenzo (Chinese), Heather Lueck (Japanese), Alisha Olson (Arabic), Buck Sharlow (Japanese), Alexandra Stott (Russian)
“I am honored to have been selected as a recipient of the Roberta and J. Martin Klotsche Scholarship for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. I plan to serve as an ambassador for the Klotsche Scholarship by promoting peaceful international relations while studying abroad in Maputo, Mozambique for the fall semester of 2015. As a Global Studies/Global Security major with a minor in Portuguese, I will adhere to the vision of the scholarship by furthering my studies in Portuguese while simultaneously working toward a career as a Public Diplomacy Officer for the US Department of State.”
– Madeline Brancel
“Being awarded the Roberta and J. Martin Klotsche Scholarship is a great honor and I am grateful to be named a recipient. I am currently a Critical Care Paramedic and am working on my undergraduate degree in International Studies: World Cultures and Languages. Someday I hope to meld these two together and teach paramedic in countries working to develop their emergency healthcare systems. Receiving this scholarship will assist me in reaching that goal and further the dream of the Klotsche family in promoting international relations and education.”
– Wendy Dunaway