Critical Language Scholarship Program

This scholarship is listed by UTSA’s Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, which supports current UTSA students on the undergraduate and graduate levels to apply to opportunities outside of UTSA. Students are encouraged to work with the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards and Fellowships as early as possible to discuss the application process. While some applications are short, drafting application materials for major awards may take months of preparation, and application materials should reflect this high level of preparation. Please note that we do not advise students on other scholarship opportunities listed on the scholarship hub outside of the “External” section.

The Critical Language Scholarship is a selective domestic and overseas summer language and cultural immersion program aiming to broaden the base of Americans studying and mastering of critical need languages. The program provides opportunities at every level of language learning. Languages include Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian as well as less commonly taught languages: Bangla, Hindi, and Turkish. For less commonly taught languages, students can apply for the program without prior experience.

Award: Almost fully-funded participation in the program

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Undergraduate (freshman – juniors) and graduate students in every field of study
  • Must be seeking a degree and enrolled in a U.S. institution
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Ability to acquire a visa from desired country of study

If you plan to apply to this specific program and would like application support, please contact Andrew Chapman of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards by filling out the following intake form. Please do not submit this intake form to inquire about other awards listed in the Scholarship Hub.

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