A scholarship of up to $750 is awarded annually to one or more Spanish or Latin American Studies majors. Each recipient should be a senior (with graduation scheduled in August, December, or May of the following academic year), have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and have a GPA of 3.5 in Spanish courses. The deadline for material submission is March 18th, 2011. Students who wish to apply should submit materials to the office of the Department of Foreign Languages located in HHH 378. Selection will be made on the basis of a biographical essay and an interview with members of the Spanish faculty. For a complete summary and a list of required materials for the Hilda Belle Oxby Scholarship in Spanish, click here.
The award is named in honor of Hilda Belle Oxby, one of the founding faculty members of Eau Claire State Normal School in 1916. She taught both Spanish and German and was especially well known for her work in International Studies.
Latin American Studies Scholarship
A scholarship of $350 for 2013-2014 school year.
- Senior or junior status*
- The recipient of the award must be enrolled at UWEC the fall semester after receiving the award.
*If candidates are of equal strength, preference will be given to seniors.
Requirements for application:
Student will hand in a portfolio with the following documents:
- Verification of having studied abroad
- An unofficial UWEC transcript
- A 250-350 word essay in Spanish about his/her experience studying abroad and his/her future plans
- A 250-350 word essay in English stating why he/she chose LAS as a major and why he/she thinks it is important to major in LAS
Student will also have an oral interview with the LAS scholarship committee. Questions for this interview will be posed in English and Spanish. Application deadline is Friday March 29th, 2013. Applicants should leave a hard copy of documents in Dr. DeGrave's mailbox in HHH 378 and send her an email including digital application copies as well. More information can be found here on the application documents.