Ctr. for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) Fall/Spring

This fellowship is intended for undergraduate students of any major interested in continuing their study of Portuguese at UWM or abroad for the academic year 2021-2022. Students must be ready to enroll in third semester Portuguese or higher by Fall 2021. They must be a full-time student during the fellowship period and be enrolled in a Portuguese language course and a Latin American/Caribbean area studies course each semester of the fellowship.

Eligible students must be enrolled at UWM and must be at the intermediate or advanced level (200-level or higher) of Portuguese. Other eligibility requirements include:

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • a completed FAFSA on file with Financial Aid
  • a demonstrated record of academic success

The fellowship is valued at up to $15,000 for study at UWM or abroad at an approved overseas program. Up to $5,000 for tuition and a $2,500 stipend is allocated to the recipient each semester of the fellowship. Studying abroad is not required. For those choosing to study abroad, all study abroad programs must be approved by the U.S. Department of Education and students will need to apply for their study abroad program through the Study Abroad Office at UWM.

The application closes at 11:59pm on March 1, 2021. All materials, including your letters of recommendation, must be received by that time.

Please file FAFSA by Dec. 15 for full consideration. Students who have not filed FAFSA by that date may still apply.

Questions regarding the fellowship or the application process should be directed to Aimee Orndorf, aorndorf@uwm.edu. It is recommended to meet with Aimee prior to submitting your application. Funding for this fellowship is provided by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Higher Education Act.

up to $15,000
School/Colleges, Departments, and Areas
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, College of Letters & Sciences
Supplemental Questions
  1. Using your best guess, identify all of the courses you plan to take in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022, in particular the language and area studies courses. Indicate whether each course will be taken at UWM or through Study Abroad.
  2. If you are planning to study abroad, pre-approval by the U.S. Dept. of Education is necessary. Identify the program you plan to attend, at which institution, the program sponsor, semester dates, courses you intend to take, and languages in which the courses are taught.
  3. If you are planning to study abroad, upload a program brochure or a printout of the program's website. You must collect information that indicates the instructors have a background in language pedagogy training (CV or bio) and proof that the language courses are performance based (course-description, syllabus, grading scale).
  4. Explain how the proposed language and area studies courses relate to your academic and career goals. Also, address how the FLAS Fellowship will enable you to realize these goals.
  5. Letter of Recommendation: Please provide the name and email address of a former or current language professor who can provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
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