Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for Undergraduates

UWM’s Center for International Education has been awarded prestigious Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship grants by the US Department of Education . Totaling $1.8 million over four years, beginning AY 2018/19, the grants will support a series of interconnected initiatives to strengthen UWM and Wisconsin K-16 students’ participation in meaningful study of languages and global issues. FLAS Fellowships will support undergraduates’ intermediate or advanced level (200-level or higher) studies of Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese*, or Russian.

There are two types of Fellowships and students may apply for one or both:

  1. The Summer 2022 Intensive Language Fellowship awards up to $7,500 for intensive summer study of a language, at an approved US or overseas language program.
    Application Form
  2. Academic Year 2022/23 FLAS Fellowships awards up to $15,000 for full-time undergraduates enrolled in language and internationally focused studies.
    Application Form

APPLICATION DEADLINES: 11:59pm March 15, 2022

Applications should be completed and submitted through Academic Works: Our Opportunities – UW-Milwaukee Panther Scholarship Portal (academicworks.com). Complete applications must include:

  1. General Application Form and Opportunity Application;
  2. Plan of study information (including information on study abroad or language programs);
  3. Unofficial undergraduate transcript;
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation.

It is highly recommended to meet with the CIE FLAS Coordinator, Kailan Brown, prior to submitting the application (cie-flas@uwm.edu).

*Undergraduates studying Portuguese can also 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 suggested 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, 2018 to August 14, 2019). 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 because the Fiscal Year ends August 14.

For more information, please visit CIE’s FLAS page. Questions regarding these fellowships or the application process should be directed to Kailan Brown, cie-flas@uwm.edu.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellows

  • 2021/22: Tasneem Badani (Portuguese), Maggie Dobbs (Chinese), Sydney Hermans (Arabic), Panhou Lee (Chinese), Connor Lynch (Chinese), Alma Martinez (Portuguese), Mason Meyer (Arabic), Anthony Miller (Japanese), Faith Robinson (Japanese), Emily Thompson (Russian), Autumn Vang (Japanese), Julian Wiborg (Japanese)
  • Summer 2021: Kieran Fendt (Russian), Noelani Vargas (Russian), Denise Wadzinksi (Hebrew)
  • 2020/21: Justina Cheng (Japanese), Britney Hayes (Korean), Alec Hoffman (Japanese), Alphia Korpela (Russian), Panhou Lee (Chinese), Joseph Lundell (Japanese), Connor Lynch (Chinese), Anthony Miller (Japanese), Hannah Miller (Russian), Jazmin Ramos (Japanese), Gianna Rupnick (Arabic), Paulette Winkels (Portuguese)
  • Summer 2020: Finn Casey (Russian), Alec Hoffman (Japanese), Zayna Tubeishat (Arabic), Henry Wehrs (Arabic)
  • 2019/20: Michael Bartz (Japanese), Stephanie Korb (Japanese), Adeel Masalkhi (Korean), Anthony Miller (Japanese), Natalie Olguin (Korean), Violeta Ramirez (Chinese), Jazmin Ramos (Japanese), Jonathan Roecklein (Japanese), Sam Schrader (Russian), Elizabeth Xiong (Japanese)
  • Summer 2019: Finn Casey (Russian), Thomas Haigley III (Russian), Kennedy Imhoff (Korean), Callie Weers (Chinese), Nia Wilson (Portuguese)
  • 2018/19: Anwuar Abdalah (Japanese), Brianna Buhs (Japanese), Edgar Gonzalez (Japanese), Kayla Kozlowski (Chinese), Mara Lapp (Chinese), Katie Larson (Chinese), Jazmin Ramos (Japanese), Carrie Schultz (Arabic), Lauren Singer (Japanese), Jasmine Viges (Chinese)
  • 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)