Languages and Cultures

These scholarships include only a few opportunities specific to the students in the Department of Languages and Cultures. Other general scholarships and awards are available.

For more scholarships for study abroad, see the website for the BU Office of Global Education:
Global Education.


BU College of Liberal Arts Study-Abroad Award

BU College of Liberal Arts Study-Abroad Awards

The Bloomsburg University College of Liberal Arts is accepting applications for this year's awards for study abroad. Please see the application for instructions and details.

COLA Study-Abroad Application

Please use this link to download the BU Scholarship Application: SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Languages and Cultures Freshman Scholarship

For a language major who will be a second semester freshman in the spring semester preceding the award year. Applicants must have taken at least one course above Elementary Two (10.203, 11.203, or 12.203), be enrolled in at least 204 Intermediate Language, have a letter of recommendation from a fall semester instructor, have been in the upper 15% of their high school class, or have a verbal SAT score of at least 525 (if a native speaker of English). If a non-native speaker of English other qualifications will be considered as appropriate. All applicants must also have a cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.0 and a 3.8 grade point average in the fall foreign language course(s) in their major.

A Bloomsburg University Scholarship Application is required. Please submit the application to the chairperson of the Department of Languages and Cultures.

William A. Turnbach Scholarship

One award for either history OR foreign language major (including American Sign Language); junior or senior status in semester of award payment; priority to graduates of Hazleton Area or West Hazleton High Schools or Bishop Hafey High School. If no graduate from these schools qualifies, graduates from Weatherly High School, Freeland Mining & Mechanical Institute, Tamaqua, Marian Catholic, Jim Thorpe, Panther Valley, and Pottsville High Schools, & Nativity BVM will be considered. Pending donor’s availability, agree to attend the fall BU scholarship luncheon and reception with him or her. Bloomsburg University Scholarship Application required. Apply through the History Department.

German Leadership Award

German majors in either their junior or senior years may apply for the "German Leadership Award." One faculty member in German, a second faculty member from Bloomsburg University and one alumna/alumnus from the German program selects one applicant each year for the award, based on meritorious contributions in co-curricular activities in German. Co-curricular activities include participation in the German Club, tutoring German, or otherwise contributing to the German program beyond coursework. Students receiving this award will have demonstrated initiative and consistent enthusiasm for co-curricular activities in German.

A short essay must be submitted no longer than one page indicating why they believe they qualify for the award. Students are not applicable to receive the award more than once.

Bloomsburg University Scholarship Application required. Selection will be made by German faculty and an additional faculty member from BU, an alumnus of BU, preferably from the German program.
Contact: Dr. Luke Springman, Department of Languages and Cultures.

Wilmot and Gloria Creasy Scholarship

Junior of Senior Spanish or Spanish Education major with a 3.0 overall grade point average. Preference given to students with at least a 3.5 grade point average in the Spanish major. Involvement in university and community activities will be considered. Must agree to attend the scholarship reception, pending donor availability.

Bloomsburg University Scholarship Application required.
Contact: Dr. Patricia Dorame-Holoviak, Department of Languages and Cultures

Pomfret Study Abroad Scholarship

Given to a student studying abroad during the academic year. Eligible recipient list not provided before November 15 of each year. Therefore, a student could receive the scholarship after completion of their study abroad (if they chose to study in the fall semester). Scholarship is intended to be used for travel costs. Recipient must be a Languages and Cultures major. Summer study abroad is not eligible.

No application necessary.
Selection made by Department of Languages and Cultures

Chancellor John C. Cavanaugh International Education Award (NEW) (Click on link for details.)

PSECU International Education Award (NEW) (Click on link for details.)

PASSHE Study Abroad Award (NEW) (Click on link for instructions and application. Download the form, save the form to disk, close the web browser, TYPE information in saved form. Complete all parts of the application, including the narrative and budget.)