In today's world, everything is globalized and it's increasing. With trading internationally and commerce at its highest, with developing countries’ economies skyrocketing, it's extremely beneficial to learn a foreign language. Today the world is advancing into the future, and this future involves every country and every person on the planet.

Spanish is the second most spoken language in the US, and considering the fact that the US's location is in the Americas, that means you are virtually surrounded by Spanish speaking countries, except a few Portuguese speaking countries. It is beneficial for business, hospitality, construction, real estate, human resources, medicine and healthcare, emergency services, management, retail, government, etc. 

A number of options are available for funding your education. One of the best options to ease the pain of college is earning college scholarships. There are several scholarships available for learning a foreign language as per your major area of study. There are various sources to get scholarships for foreign languages. However, the most common sources of scholarships for foreign language majors are Federal and State Governments, Colleges & Universities, and the Private Sector.

The U.S. Department of Education offers a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Program while the Critical Language Scholarship Program conducts intensive summer language institutes overseas in 13 critical-need foreign languages but there are many, many more.

Due to the current shortage of qualified translators and interpreters, particularly in the critical languages and dialects of the Middle East and Asia, has prompted Washington to develop financial aid programs that support and encourage students to pursue foreign language studies. The financial aid programs usually target students who intend to pursue careers in foreign relations, national security, or the military.

Eligibility Criteria To Get Foreign Language Scholarships

  • You must be a citizen or national or a permanent resident of the United States.

  • You must be enrolled in a program that combines modern foreign language training with area or international studies.

  • You must show potential for high academic achievement based on grade point average, class ranking, or similar measures that the scholarship provider may determine.

  • If you are an undergraduate student you must be in the intermediate or advanced study of a less commonly taught language

 

Application Deadline

February 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

10

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@ffa.org

Contact Number

317-802-6099

About the Scholarship

The Metlife Foundation Scholarship is awarded by National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization to encourage the students to pursue higher education in widely diverse fields ranging from agriculture-related studies to other major career options like communications, journalism, public relations, m...

Application Deadline

April 15, 2020

Award Amount

$5,000

Awards Available

99

Website

Link

Email Address

TSAC.Aidinfo@tn.gov

Contact Number

800-342-1663

About the Scholarship

In order to improve the educational conditions of the students pursuing a career in the field of teaching, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and Student Assistance Corporation award scholarship programs. The Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program is awarded to the residents of t...

Application Deadline

March 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,250

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@bcf.org

Contact Number

410-332-4171

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the CollegeBound Foundation, an organization that started with a grand vision of granting financial aid for students in need. CollegeBound now employs Program Specialists in Baltimore Public schools, who work year-round to assist students with the college application process. The Arthur Elder, II Scholarship, established to honor&...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$500

Awards Available

2

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@communityfoundations.org

Contact Number

845-338-2535

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, an organization that facilitates philanthropy and works to strengthen their community and administer funds and provide when it is needed for the charities. The organization even provides technical support to help nonprofits institutions operate more maximum. The Jay Lamando Scholarsh...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$750

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@communityfoundations.org

Contact Number

845-452-3077

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, an organization that is dedicated to strengthen their community and administer funds to support charities and for social cause. They even provide technical assistance to help nonprofits to operate more productively. This scholarship was first introduced and was established by the Maynard...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

shoover@tgkvf.org

Contact Number

304-346-3620

About the Scholarship

The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is the institution that provides the scholarship to the applicants whose father or mother is suffering from a serious illness. The scholarship is giving financial assistance to the applicants who are affected emotionally, physically and academically. CFHV also works to strengthen the community by helping the people who are in great need of fu...

Application Deadline

January 15, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

info@pinellaseducation.org

Contact Number

727-588-4816

About the Scholarship

Tom E. Halley & Carl W. Parks Memorial Scholarship is accredited and is sponsored by the Pinellas Education Foundation. Tom E. Halley & Carl W. Parks Memorial Scholarship is sponsored in memory of Tom E. Halley and Carl W. Parks to financially assist a student in obtaining a post-secondary education without any financial burden. ...

Application Deadline

May 31, 2020

Award Amount

$3,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

info@collegefund.org

Contact Number

303-426-8900

About the Scholarship

The American Indian Scholarship fund is providing Ford Motor Company Tribal College Scholarship to the American Indian and Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges or universities. A student must study a U.G or graduate degree in public or private college across the U.S. The award helps financially to the students who are in greater economical burden. The qualified studen...

Application Deadline

May 01, 2020

Award Amount

$5,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

800-928-8926

About the Scholarship

The KHEAA Teacher Scholarship is awarded to the students of Kentucky who are pursuing their teaching education. The scholarship is helping the Kentucky residents financially to overcome their financial burden in the view of pursuing academic study in teaching. In order to receive this opportunity, an applicant must have great financial need. Also, an applicant must stand exceptio...

Application Deadline

August 02, 2020

Award Amount

$4,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

352-392-9196

About the Scholarship

Florida Minority Teacher Education Scholarship Program is accredited by Florida funds for Minority Teachers. The Minority Teacher Education Scholarship (MTES) program was organized for a better Florida\'s Diversity in Teaching. The organization was started with a mission to develop the number of Minority educators in Florida to better reflect our state&rsquo...