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The department offers scholarships to students who show financial need or academic merit. Some of these scholarships may be used to fund study abroad trips, while others may only be used toward tuition and fees. Please see the full description of each award as some awards have different application requirements.



  • Must be a major in World Languages.
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 in the language of study and a 2.8 GPA overall.
  • Must demonstrate financial need and/or academic merit.
A complete application package consists of the following:
  • Undergraduate Scholarship Application Online Form
  • A cover letter in which you introduce yourself briefly and provide information relevant to the criteria stipulated in the award descriptions (for example, information pertaining to financial need and residency status). 
  • Resume
  • A 300-word essay describing how you plan to use your language in the future—written English.
  • Two Faculty recommendations using the form found HERE.

All application materials must be submitted online, preferably in PDF format, to WLLLH& You may also direct any questions you have to the committee chair at the above address.

The committee will review applicants academic transcripts online.

Priority is given to upperclassmen and/or majors in upper-level language courses (300 and above).

You should not stipulate which award you are applying for, as this will be determined by the committee members.

Seniors graduating in May are not eligible for these awards.


February 28 of award year (or, if the 28th falls on a weekend, then the following Monday).


If you would like to make a donation to fund our scholarships, you may contact the Exec. Director of Development, Pat Moline, at or 304-293-4625. You may write your check to the WVU Foundation and write the scholarship of your choice in the memo line. Please mail the check to:

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

ATT Pat Moline

201 Woodburn Hall

PO Box 6286, Morgantown, WV 26506-6286