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Scholarships and Fellowships

The Department of Modern Languages has a variety of funds that support awards, study abroad and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information on these awards, see the descriptions below and/or contact the faculty member indicated.

WOFFORD REYNOLDS AND OPAL READ PRICE FELLOWSHIP IN MODERN LANGUAGES

Recipients will be graduate students in the Department of Modern Languages, who are Mississippi residents, citizens of the United States and who qualify for the award based on the criteria of scholastic ability, leadership potential and financial need. Approximate award: $6,000 per semester for up to two semesters. There is no application process. Recipients are chosen each year from among applicants to the master’s degree programs in French, German and Spanish. Contact Dr. Donald Dyer, Chair, at mldyer@olemiss.edu for more information on this fellowship.

HATTIE BURKE JACKSON COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship fund was established in 2004 to honor Hattie Burke Jackson and to provide scholarship assistance to female students who are majoring in one of the following fields: Classics, English, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Physics. The recipient must be a resident of Yalobusha, Calhoun, Lafayette or Grenada County and must maintain a 3.0 G.P.A. on all courses. Approximate award: $1,000 one time. There is no application process. Recipients are chosen each year by a Liberal Arts committee from among a group eligible students.

WILLIAM EICKHORST STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP

Recipients will be full-time undergraduate or graduate students and citizens of the United States who are studying abroad and majoring in a foreign language with first preference being given to a student majoring in German. Approximate award: variable. There is no application process. Awardees are chosen each year by the German faculty in consultation with the department chair from among a group eligible students who plan to study abroad. Contact Dr. Christopher Sapp at csapp@olemiss.edu for more information on this award.

ALFRED WILLIAM MILDEN SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship fund was established in 2004 to honor Alfred William Milden, who was Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Greek. The recipient will be a full-time upper-class student who is majoring in the fields of ancient or foreign language, have need and have demonstrated exceptional ability, professional competence and leadership in the area of language study. Approximate award: up to $2,000 one time. Applications are solicited each spring, and recipients are chosen each year by a departmental committee in consultation with the department chair from among a group eligible students who have applied. Contact Dr. Donald Dyer, Chair, at mldyer@olemiss.edu for more information on this scholarship.

DR. HANS-JÜRGEN GAYCKEN GERMAN STUDIES EXCELLENCE AWARD

This award was established in 2016 by Dr. Bettina Gaycken to honor her father, Dr. Hans-Jürgen Gaycken, a long-time faculty member of the Department of Modern Languages. Recipients will be full-time students majoring in German with first preference being given to juniors. Recipients will be selected on the basis of merit. Approximate award: up to $1,000 one time. Applications are solicited each year, and recipients are chosen by the German faculty in consultation with the department chair and a representative of the Gaycken family from among a group eligible students who have applied. Contact Dr. Christopher Sapp at csapp@olemiss.edu for more information on this award.

DR. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN MARTIN III MEMORIAL STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP

Recipients will be full-time undergraduate or graduate students with a major or minor in German who are studying abroad, with first preference being given to a Mississippi resident. Approximate award: up to $1,000 one time. Applications are solicited each year, and awardees are chosen by the German faculty in consultation with the department chair from among a group eligible students who have applied. Contact Dr. Christopher Sapp at csapp@olemiss.edu for more information on this award.

INTENSIVE SUMMER PROGRAMS IN GERMAN, JAPANESE AND RUSSIAN

Begin studying German, Japanese or Russian this summer. Click here for details. Contact Dr. Christopher Sapp at csapp@olemiss.edu for more information on these programs.