Scholarships

A number of scholarships are available to Latin American Studies students attending the University of Alabama.  Below are links to scholarships that are available to eligible undergraduate and graduate students.

Capstone International Center

Edward H. Moseley Endowed Scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded to support a student who is applying or participating in a study abroad or research in Latin America, during either the interim, summer or fall session, in an attempt to broaden their education experience through immersion in non-native language and culture.

Education Abroad Scholarship
Each year the Education Abroad office awards many scholarships to UA students who plan to study abroad.  Winners are chosen based on academic merit, financial need, community/campus involvement and the abroad program’s applicability to the student’s future or career goals.

Study Abroad

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the regions where they go.  The scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is open to U.S. undergraduate students who demonstrate high financial need.

Boren Awards for International Studies
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Critical Language Scholarship Program
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

Fulbright Hays–Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Phi Kappa Phi
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi’s ongoing commitment to excellence is reflected in its awards and grants programs. More than $1 million is awarded each biennium to outstanding students.

Rotary Global Scholars Grant
Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. Grant sponsors form international partnerships that respond to real community needs.

UA Away Scholarships
The Division of Student Affairs rewards undergraduate students who wish to participate in unique learning opportunities to enhance their college experience. The UA Away scholarship initiative is intended for students who want to experience a new culture while serving others, studying a topic of interest, or benefitting from on-the-job training. Through UA Away, students will have the chance to build relationships, explore career options, and become global citizens. In the process, students will learn more about themselves and others as they work together to solve problems.