Scholarships for First Year Students

$1,000 Scholarship for First Year Students Who Will Major in Classics, French, German or Spanish


Deadline:  January 30, 2012

Valparaiso University announces its annual competition for $1,000 scholarships for first year students who will major in Classics, French, German, or Spanish. These merit awards are renewable three times for a total of $4,000 if the student remains a foreign language major and makes satisfactory academic progress. Scholarship holders may have two majors.

There are three parts of the application process:


Submit the application, including an essay of 200 words about your academic and career goals. You may submit the application in one of two ways:

• Complete the on-line application form (with essay)


• Print off the application form (pdf) and mail it along with your essay to Professor Zamora-Breckenridge (see address below)


Obtain a letter of recommendation from your high school language teacher who will then mail the letter to:

Professor Nelly Zamora-Breckenridge
1800 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso University
Vaparaiso, IN 46383


• If you are in French, German or Spanish, you will take the on-line language exam (step 4 in the on-line application). Even if you submit your application form by regular mail, you must take the language exam for German or Spanish on-line by clicking on the link above.
• If you are in Classics (Latin), we will send the language exam to your teacher or you may take it at Valpo during a visit to campus before January 30, 2012.