College of Arts and Sciences

Scholarships and Resources

The following scholarships are available. Please consult the Departmental Administrative Staff for further details and please give consideration to applying.

The Vivian Diana Kline and Lenore Huston Kline Scholarship for New Freshman

Applicants Must:

  • have completed a minimum of two years of high school foreign language instruction with a minimum GPA for such coursework of 3.5.
  • have a minimum ACT of 25 (normally required for eligibility), but may be waived in cases where the scholarship committee believes there is significant evidence of academic achievement from other sources.
  • declare a major in degree program offered by the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department upon enrollment at WIU and enroll in a foreign language course at the appropriate level (as determined by transcript evaluation and/or placement exam) during the first semester of attendance at WIU.
  • complete an essay (minimum of 500 words) in English describing;
    • their prior experience with foreign languages
    • how they plan to utilize foreign languages in their future academic and career plans

    Awards range from $4,000-$10,000 annually based on the ratio of available funds to qualified applicants and is disbursed 1/2 fall and 1/2 spring to the student's university account.

The Vivian Diana Kline and Lenore Huston Kline Scholarship for Current Students

Applicants Must:

  • have a declared major in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
  • have completed at least 3 semester hours of coursework in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.5 for coursework taken in the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department.

complete an essay (minimum of 500 words) in English describing;

  • their prior experience with foreign languages
  • how they plan to utilize foreign languages in their future academic and career plans

Awards range from $4,000-$10,000 annually based on the ratio of available funds to qualified applicants and is disbursed 1/2 fall and 1/2 spring to the student's university account.

The Vivian Diana Kline and Lenore Huston Kline Scholarship for Study Abroad

Applicants Must:

  • be accepted into a study abroad approved by the Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
  • have completed at least 1 semesters of foreign language coursework.
  • declare a major in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
  • complete an essay (minimum of 500 words) in English describing;
    • their prior experience with foreign languages
    • how they plan to utilize foreign languages in their future academic and career plans

Applicants who have not previously received a Kline Study Abroad scholarship will be given preference.

Awards range from $2,000-$6,000.

The Foreign Languages Alumni Scholarship

Applicant Must:

  • be a Foreign Language major.
  • have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • submit an essay describing interest in foreign languages and future plans.

Award amount is up to $600.

The Clifford A. and Rosa Julstrom Scholarship

Applicants Must:

  • be a Junior.
  • be a Foreign Language major.
  • be a full-time student.
  • have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • demonstrate leadership and/or academic excellence in the department.

Award is one at $700.

The Blenda Olson Scholarship

Applicants Must:

  • be a female.
  • be a Junior or Senior.
  • have a minimum 3.5 GPA in foreign language studies and a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.
  • be active in student, community, academic affairs, or travel abroad.
  • demonstrate dedication to the profession of language studies and a sympathetic view of foreign languages and cultures.
  • have a financial need.
  • have completed 30 or more semester hours in residence at WIU.

Award is one at $1,000.

The Jerry Purdum Memorial Scholarship in French

Applicants Must:

  • have a declared major in Business or French.
  • if majoring in Business: must be enrolled as full-time students and must be making satisfactory progress toward a degree in Business. Any undergraduate students may apply, must have a minimum 3.00 GPA.
  • if majoring in French: must be enrolled as full-time students. Any undergraduate students may apply, must have a minimum 3.00 GPA. Preference will be given to incoming freshman who have a 25 ACT or higher and rank in the upper 25% of high school graduating class.

One student will receive an award of $2,000 dispursed into the student's university account.

The Professor Emeritus Scholarship

Applicants Must:

  • have declared major in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
  • have a minimum overall GOA of 3.0.
  • have been accepted to a semester-long study abroad program in French, German or Spanish that is not led by a WIU faculty member.

$400 award to be disbursed during the semester in which a student is studying abroad.

The Dr. Robert F. and Betty F. Druien Scholarship

Applicants Must:

  • have declared major in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
  • be currently enrolled in a Chinese class at any level and plan to continue study of Chinese for at least one more semester.
  • have a minimum overall GOA of 3.0.
  • complete an essay (minimum of 500 words) in English describing their prior experience with foreign languages and how they plan to utilize Chinese in their future academic and/or professional careers.

Awards is one at $500.

Scholarship Application Forms

Application form for all scholarships due Fall 2014.

The Vivian Diana Kline and Lenore Huston Kline Scholarship for entering Freshmen or current students Spring 2015 deadline.

The Professor Emeritus Scholarship and The Vivian Diana Kline and Lenore Huston Kline Scholarship for Study Abroad.

 

Further Information

Scholarship Office

Terri Hare 
308 Sherman Hall
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
(309) 298-2001
Email: sc-office@wiu.edu

Website: wiu.edu/scholarships

Scholarship News

Public Relations News Release on Foreign Languages and Literatures Scholarships Awarded

 

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