Scholarships & Awards
Professor Zamora-Breckenridge with graduating members of the Spanish Honor Society.

There are several scholarship and award opportunities to pursue once you begin your Spanish studies at Valpo.


• If you plan to major in Spanish at Valpo, you can apply for the Foreign Languages & Literatures Scholarship by January of your Senior year of high school ($1,000, renewable each year for a total of $4,000).

• Every year Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, offers Summer Undergraduate Scholarships to study in one of the following countries: Spain, Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia or Peru.

Valpo winners of the Sigma Delta Pi Summer Undergraduate Scholarship:

2010  Alison Eyer (Mexico)
2009  Amy Liakopoulos (Spain)
2007  Katie Fremont Miller (Mexico)
2007  Eric Matul (Mexico)

2007  Judy Velasco (Spain) 
2006  Katherine Peters (Bolivia)
2004  Kathleen Madden (Mexico)
2003  Catherine Devito (Mexico)
2003  Christina Heisser (Mexico)
2002  Matthew Landmeier (Spain)
Sigma Delta Pi also awards the Premio Gabriela Mistral, a national award for outstanding undergraduate students of Spanish.
Amy Valpo recipients of the Premio Gabriela Mistral:

2010 - 2011  Amy Liakopoulos (pictured here)
2009 - 2010  Alison Russell
2005 - 2006  Katherine Peters
2002 - 2003  Rose Ellen Gilbert

Learn how to become a member (pdf) of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society and the largest foreign language honor society in the world.