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Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics is a vibrant place! You can keep it so by giving to the areas that matter to you most. Here’s where your gift might go:
Scholarships The Department has an array of endowed scholarships available. However, many provide very small awards. When you make a donation to LLL, you can designate a specific scholarship (under Comments in the donation form).
- RONALD W. DUNBAR SCHOLARSHIP. Endowed scholarship in the name of Ronald Dunbar, Professor of German and chair from 1991- 2010.
- JULIE BEVILACQUA CUTTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. Given annually to a foreign-born student in good academic standing who is majoring or minoring full-time in language education.
- MARY OLGA PETERS AWARD. Established in honor of Mary Olga Peters, faculty for 34 years and chairperson from 1954-63. The award is presented to a student majoring in the department who holds membership in Phi Sigma Iota, plans to teach in a language, and demonstrates qualities of leadership and good character.
- KAREN GRAESCH LUKENS SCHOLARHIP IN FRENCH. Selected by LLL French faculty for recognition of excellence in French studies. Recipient must be studying French and pursuing a major in the Department of LLL.
- MARTHA ROYSE FRENCH PRIZE. Given annually to the member of the Freshman or Sophomore class, majoring in French, who makes the highest grades in first year French.
- GERTRUDE EWING AWARD. Established in 1971 in honor of Gertrude Ewing, Professor of Latin from 1931 to 1969. Recipients maintain her high standards of scholarship, her love of teaching and learning, and her enthusiasm for all things Classical.
- LILLIAN GAY BERRY MEMORIAL LATIN AWARD. Granted annually from an endowment established in 1953 by Lillian Gay Berry, ISU class of 1895 and professor of Latin at Indiana University from 1902 to 1943. Recipients are selected on the basis of high quality of scholarship, character, and leadership.
- Study Abroad Our degree program requires students to study abroad for at least 6 weeks. Every student needs the extra support to make study abroad a reality. If you are an alumnus, you know just how important that experience is.
- Internships We are building our internships for students. Most recently, we partnered with Southern Indiana Education Center for our students to teach English to adult migrant workers at the Melon Acres Farm in Indiana (see State Magazine Winter 2019). Most internships are unpaid, yet students have costs (especially gas money) to participate.
- Lingua Franca House is a dedicated floor in Burford Hall for students of languages. Funding for Lingua Franca House will support student activities on the floor. Our long-term goal is to purchase an old fraternity house and open a language house that would allow our students to experience true immersion and a living/learning community dedicated to languages and cultures.
- Guest speakers Each year the department brings a guest speaker to talk to students about preparing for careers in languages, linguistics, and culture. It is important for our students to hear from professionals, but such events cost the department money for transportation. Perhaps you will be our next guest speaker!