If you are planning to take Hebrew 3, 4, 5 next year, and interested in JEwish studies/Israel studies/Global studies, READ THIS NOW:
The application for Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) for both graduates and undergraduates is now open. Applications are available for both Academic Year as well as Summer.
About FLAS Fellowships
The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies or with the international aspects of professional or fields of study.
The goals of the fellowship program are:
To assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area or international studies.
To foster foreign language acquisition and fluency.
To develop a domestic pool of international experts to meet national needs.
What are the benefits for Pitt Students?
Graduate academic year FLAS Fellows will receive full tuition and a $18,000 stipend
Undergraduate academic year FLAS Fellows will receive full tuition and a $5000 stipend
Summer FLAS fellows will receive $5000 toward tuition and a $2500 Stipend
What are the fellowship requirements?
Academic Year Fellows: The successful applicant must enroll each semester of Fellowship year in a FLAS-approved language and in full-time study in either area studies or professional studies related to the world area where the FLAS language is spoken here at the University of Pittsburgh. Undergraduates must enroll each semester in a language course at the intermediate level or higher.
Summer Fellows: The successful application must enroll in a formal domestic or overseas program of intensive language study during the summer. Students at the beginning (graduate only) and intermediate Levels are expected to attend domestic or overseas programs offering a minimum of 140 contact hours of instruction.
What languages can one study with a Global Studies FLAS Fellowship?
Arabic ( Modern Standard), Chinese, Hebrew (modern), Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu
Who is eligible to apply?
Any Pitt student is eligible to receive a fellowship if he or she:
- Is a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States
- Is accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a program that combines modern foreign language training with international studies or with the international aspects of professional or other fields of study.
- Shows potential for high academic achievement based on grade point average and class ranking.
Graduate FLAS applications are due to our office on February 15. Each department may nominate up to 4 candidates. Applications must come from the department and not from the individual student.
Summer 2012 applications for both graduate and undergraduate students are due February 15. Students may apply directly to the Global Studies office.
Undergraduate FLAS applications are due on March 1. Students may apply directly to the Global Studies office.
For more details on how to apply check the (FLAS website):http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/flas_grad.html or contact me, Veronica Dristas at firstname.lastname@example.org