Constance Rowe French Scholarship
Eligibility: Applicants must have 45 credit hours completed and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours. The recipient must have declared a French major or Education major with a French minor and declared an intent to graduate from Southeast Missouri State University.

Purpose: Awarded for study in a French-speaking country for the summer after the sophomore year, either semester of the junior year, or for the summer after the junior year.

Selection Criteria: Financial need may be a consideration. Students not currently having other scholarships and students from other countries, states, or provinces where French is not the predominant language will receive preference.

Amount of the Award: The award is for up to full tuition and fees only.

For information on the Constance Rowe French Scholarship, contact Dr. Alice Strange

The Frances and Cornelius Crowley Spanish Club Scholarship

  • Must be a Spanish Club member
  • Must compose an assigned essay
  • Must have a 2.8 overal GPA
  • Must have a 3.0 Spanish GPA
  • For information on the Frances and Cornelius Crowley Spanish Club Scholarship, contact Dr. Toni Alexander

German Scholarship

  • Must be a fill-time student majoring in German
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA
  • Funds must be used for overseas study purposes
  • For information on the German Scholarship, contact Dr. Toni Alexander

Jedan, Dr. Dieter and Nancy Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Dieter Jedan served as chairperson of Modern Languages, Anthropology & Geography for 20 years, and his wife, Nancy, taught for several years in Marketing & Management. While department chairperson, Dr. Jedan initiated bilateral exchange agreements with universities in Germany, France, Spain, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Ecuador. The Jedans stressed the importance of international study.

The goal of this endowed scholarship is to: (1) Assist and encourage international students from the department’s bilateral exchange partner universities to study at Southeast Missouri State University; and (2) Provide Southeast students the opportunity to meet with, learn from, and start friendships with these incoming students and thereby be encouraged to study abroad.

Recipients of this scholarship shall be non-degree seeking international exchange students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University from the following universities with which the Department of Global Cultures and Languages currently has exchange agreements*:

  • Université d’Angers - Angers France
  • Universidad de Costa Rica, Turrialba Campus - Turrialba, Costa Rica
  • Universidad de Las Americas, Quito Campus - Quito, Ecuador
  • Technische Universität Dortmund - Dortmund, Germany
  • Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena - Jena, Germany
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Querétaro - Querétaro, Mexico
  • Universidad de León - León, Spain
  • Universidad Antonio de Nebrija - Madrid, Spain

*In consultation with Dr. Jedan or his designated heir (as long as she desires), as additional exchange agreements are executed by the Department of Global Cultures and Languages, those institutions may be added.

Application Process: Applications for the scholarship are available in the Department of Modern Languages, Anthropology & Geography. Students apply by submitting an essay describing (1) their reason for wanting to study at Southeast Missouri State University; (2) their previous international experiences; (3) how their study at Southeast will assist them in their major; and (4) how their study at Southeast will influence their profession. Applicants must address all points.

Letters of Recommendation: Two (2) letters of recommendation are required from the student’s home university; one from the applicant’s international program advisor and the other from a professor in his/her major.

Required Presentations: Recipients agree to present a minimum of two presentations (PowerPoint, etc.) while at Southeast. These presentations are open to all Southeast students. The first presentation shall focus on the student’s home university and will take place before Mid-Term. The second presentation shall compare and contrast living and studying in his/her home country and the United States. This presentation will take place between Mid-Term and Finals.

Application deadlines are also extended to June 1 for Fall semester study and October 1 for Spring semester study, to coincide with international application timelines. Recipients must have a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is not renewable.

MacLeay, The Dr. Daniel Endowed Foreign Language Research Award

The Dr. Daniel MacLeay Endowed Foreign Language & Anthropology Research Award was established in 2002 by Mrs. Brigitte Bollerslev; its goal is to support foreign language and anthropology majors and department faculty/staff in research or professional development activities. The award may be used by students and faculty/staff for summer research projects or for one (or more) course(s) released during the regular academic year to have additional time for scholarly research, e.g., to complete a manuscript or to prepare a conference paper. The award may also be used for travel relating to Department international programs.

The award is named in honor of Dr. Daniel MacLeay who retired from the faculty after 27 years of exemplary service to the Department of Modern Languages, Anthropology and Geography as a professor of French language, culture and literature. The scholarship was donated by Mrs. Brigitte Bollerslev who was born in Munich, Germany, and knows from her own experience the importance of foreign language and culture studies and the value of research-related activities for faculty and students.

All applicants must submit a Curriculum Vitae and a one-page outline of the research/professional development project they wish to pursue. Student applicants must submit transcripts and a letter of recommendation by a faculty member of the Department of Foreign Languages & Anthropology. Foreign language majors must have completed a minimum of 24 credits in a foreign language with a 3.00 GPA in that language.

In accordance with the department's award policy, faculty applicants must be tenure-track; staff applicants must be full-time and must promise to remain in the employment of Southeast Missouri State University for one additional year following the grant or repay the amount of the grant. Similarly, student recipients must promise to remain enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University and take one additional course in their foreign language the semester following receipt of the grant or repay the amount of the grant.

Ritter, The Raymond A. Sr. Endowed Study Abroad Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is established by Dr. and Mrs. Hartmut Krafft in honor of Dr. Raymond A. Ritter, Sr., who opened his home to a number of German exchange students while studying at Southeast Missouri State University.

This scholarship is open to foreign language majors. First preference will be given to majors in German language at the undergraduate level who plan to study abroad in a German-speaking country. Second preference will be given to all other majors in the department in support of study abroad. This award is based on academic merit. Applicants must complete an application and essay through the Department of Foreign Languages.


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