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 should apply for a World Languages and Cultures Scholarship during your senior year of high school ($1,000, renewable each year for a total of $4,000). Interested students are strongly encouraged to apply before December 1 for admission to the university.

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.

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 of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society and the largest world language honor society in the world.