Study Abroad Scholarships
Linda Rock and Maria Becker Scholarships
The Linda Rock and the Maria E. Becker Scholarships were established by the Rock and the Becker families to pay tribute to their beloved daughters, Linda Diane Rock and Maria E. Becker, and to honor their memory by supporting study abroad, which had played a tremendous role in the lives of their daughters. The scholarship amount varies depending on availability of funds and the number of applicants. The scholarships are awarded once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester for various terms (winter, spring, summer, fall; see below). They are also administered by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Linda Rock scholarships support French, Italian or Spanish majors/minors; Maria Becker scholarships support French students.
Wilma J. Newberry Scholarship
RLL gratefully acknowledges the recent generous bequest of the Wilma J. Newberry estate. Dr. Newberry was a faculty member of RLL (formerly Modern Languages and Literature) from 1973-1997. Born in 1927 in Covington, Kentucky, she received her B.A. from Case Western Re-serve and her Ph.D. from the University of Washington. She is noted for her book The Pirandellian Mode in Spanish Literature from Cervantes to Sastre and for her articles on modern Spanish theatre and narrative in Hispania, PMLA, Symposium, and other journals. Funds will be used to assist undergraduate Spanish majors with expenses of studying in Spain.
- Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time matriculated UB undergraduate students in good academic standing.
- Priority consideration is given to students pursuing a major in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, but minors are eligible to apply. Minors should indicate if they have applied to or already received the College of Arts and Sciences William C. and Annette L. Rock Fund for Study Abroad , as they are not eligible for both CAS and RLL scholarships.
- The distribution of funds is made contingent on written confirmation of acceptance to an accredited study abroad program. However all interested students should apply even if they have not received confirmation of acceptance.
- The study abroad course of study must be full time. The definition of “full time” is set by the program-sponsoring institution.
- Financial need, academic achievement and potential for growth are the chief criteria for the scholarships.
Before beginning the application form, candidates should have ready a writing sample from coursework in the target language and a current copy of their academic advisement report (AAR), both in .pdf format.
Applications for study abroad programs are accepted annually in the Fall and Spring. Applications for Summer or Fall 2017 are due Wednesday, March 29, 2017, by 12 noon.