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The Department sponsors two honorary societies
Ph Sigma Iota, the National Foreign Language Honors Society
Eta Sigma Phi, Honorary Society for Classical Studies
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics is supported by numerous generous donors to student scholarships. Students interested in departmental scholarships must apply in the university scholarship system by April 1 for award the following year. The following scholarships are available for award:
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
The Mary Olga Peters scholarship was established in honor of Mary Olga Peters who served on the ISU faculty for 34 years and was chairperson of the LLL department for nine years (1954-63). The award is a department-wide award 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.
MICHAEL D. BUZASH — EL CÍRCULO ESPAÑOL AWARD
The Michael D. Buzash—El Círculo Español Award, in the name of
former ISU language faculty Michael D. Buzash, is given to an outstanding
first-year student in Spanish enrolled at Indiana State University as selected by a committee of the Spanish faculty and the Chairperson.
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.
Michael D. Buzash-Le Cercle Français Scholarship
Chosen by the French faculty, the award, in the name of former ISU language faculty Michael D. Buzash, is given to a student who is majoring or minoring in French, who has completed at least one year of French at Indiana State and has attained the minimum GPA of 3.6 or equivalent in French and a minimum of 3.5 at Indiana State and represents high quality work in French and outside the department.
CHARLOTTE W. GHURYE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS:
This award was at the bequest of Professor Charlotte W. Ghurye, Professor of German at Indiana State University from 1968-1991, and is given to support German studies at Indiana State. Recipients are chosen by the German faculty based on their academic excellence in German.
GERTRUDE EWING LATIN AWARD
The Gertrude Ewing Awards were established in 1971 by Indiana State University Latin alumni in honor of Gertrude Ewing, Professor of Latin at ISU from 1931 to 1969. Ms. Ewing was active in Latin education on both state and national levels. Under her guidance, the ISU Gamma Alpha Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national Classics honorary society, was founded more than 50 years ago. 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
Lillian Gay Berry Memorial Latin Awards are granted annually from an endowment established in 1953 by Lillian Gay Berry, Indiana State University class of 1895. A professor of Latin at Indiana University from 1902 to 1943, she was named an ISU Distinguished Alumna in 1957. Professor Berry died at the age of 90 in 1962. Recipients are selected on the basis of high quality of scholarship, character, and leadership.
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