Scholarships and Awards

The Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University offers the following scholarships to students.

Scholarships and awards requiring application

Applications are also available outside 410 Sprau Tower.

Department Travel and Study Abroad Award

President's Scholarship for Study Abroad

President's Award for Study Abroad


Deadline: Tuesday, February 28 by 5 p.m. for all summer and fall 2017 programs as well as all 2017-2018 academic year programs. Application forthcoming.

Please submit all applications to 410 Sprau Tower.

Scholarships and awards not requiring application

Recipients are selected by faculty on the basis of academic excellence and dedication to foreign language study.

  • Margaret H. Brooks Award for Study in France: approximately $200
  • Victor Coutant Award in Classics: $100
  • Hermann E. Rothfuss Award for Excellence in German: $1,000
  • Mathilde Steckelberg Scholarship: one each in Latin, French and German; approximately $1,000 each

Annual department awards

  • Department Presidential Scholar
  • Excellence in Arabic
  • Excellence in Chinese
  • Excellence in Japanese
  • Preis der Bundesrepublik
  • Prix de l'Alliance Française

College of Arts and Sciences International Study Scholarship

As part of its commitment to increase access to international education, the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University invites qualified undergraduates to apply for funds to help support their study abroad experience.

WMU Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

WMU Student Financial Aid and Scholarships offers University-wide scholarships.