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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Scholarship Information

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/languages/scholarships.html

Scholarship application information for the 2015-16 school year will come out early Spring semester.

See information below or contact the Department Office: 507-389-2116 or AH227. Only one application form is needed if applying for multiple applications except for the Heise scholarship which has its own application.

For students in Spanish [DOC] The Paul Waldorf Scholarship (29 KiB)

[DOC] Waldorf Scholarship (29 KiB): for students of Spanish: one $500 Scholarship. Dr. Waldorf taught at Mankato State from 1949 to 1976. He was in many respects the "father" of the Department of World Languages & Cultures. When it began, he was the whole department, but during the years to his leadership it expanded to a point where at least 15 full-time faculty members taught courses in five languages. Although his major field was Spanish, he also enjoyed teaching French and, more rarely, German when the departmental schedule would allow it. He and his wife loved to travel and believed strongly in getting students into the countries where the language they were studying was spoken. As a result he started the department's first study abroad program. For 17 years he and his wife took students to study in Mexico.

The Scholarship will be awarded this year in their honor. All language students who will be attending MSU during the 2014-2015 academic year, graduate or undergraduate, are encouraged to apply. The possibility of consecutive awards is not precluded. [DOC] Application forms (29 KiB) are due March 20, 2014 and should be turned into the main office (AH227) with an unofficial transcript.

For students in German [DOC] Kaufmanis Scholarship (27 KiB)  

[DOC] Kaufmanis Scholarship (27 KiB): one $500 Scholarship. Mrs. Kaufmanis was an enthusiastic, devoted and popular teacher of German and Russian at Mankato State in the 1950's and early 1960's. She is remembered particularly for her successful practice of approaching students standing in line at registration, asking them why they weren't taking a foreign language and signing them up on the spot. Her husband is a well-known astronomer. One scholarship in her honor will be awarded this year to an outstanding student of German. All students in German who will be attending MSU next year, graduate or undergraduate, are encouraged to apply. The possibility of consecutive awards is not precluded. [DOC] Application forms (29 KiB)are due March 20, 2014 and should be turned into the main office (AH227) with an unofficial transcript.

Scholarship in World Languages & Cultures for Women [DOC] Florence L. & Raymond H. Sponberg (25 KiB)

[DOC] Florence L. & Raymond H. Sponberg (25 KiB): one $500 scholarship. A scholarship will be awarded this year to an outstanding female modern language major. All female majors who will be attending MSU next year, graduate and undergraduate, are encouraged to apply. The possibility of consecutive awards is not precluded. [DOC] Application forms (29 KiB) are due March 20, 2014 and should be turned into the main office (AH227) with an unofficial transcript.

Dept. of World Languages & Cultures [DOC] French (24 KiB)

[DOC] Dept. of World Languages & Cultures: French (24 KiB): one $500 scholarship available. [DOC] Application forms (29 KiB) are due March 20, 2014 and should be turned into the main office (AH227) with an unofficial transcript.

Dept. of World Languages & Cultures: [DOC] Scandinavian (27 KiB)

Dept. of World Languages & Cultures: [DOC] Scandinavian (27 KiB): one $500 scholarship available. [DOC] Application forms (29 KiB) are due March 20, 2014 and should be turned into the main office (AH227) with an unofficial transcript.

Study in Ecuador Dr. Karl H. Heise Scholarship

Dr. Karl H. Heise Scholarship for Study in Ecuador: approx. $2,000 scholarship available. (4 weeks of study)

In order to honor Professor Heise's tireless work for students studying abroad over 35 years at MSU, the Estudio Sampere generously offers this scholarship to our students who wish to study in Ecuador during the summer.  One scholarhip will be awarded this year to an outstanding student to help defray the cost of study abroad in Ecuador (4 weeks of study).   Application forms are due March 20, 2014 and should be turned into the main office (AH227) with an unofficial transcript and three letters of reference, including at least one from the Spanish faculty.