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Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship (FLAS)


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Details

The FLAS Scholarship provides funding for graduate or undergraduate students for study of underrepresented languages during one academic year or a summer fellowship. The University of Utah receives an allocation of fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education each year for FLAS. The scholarships covers:

  • Academic Year:
    • Undergraduates:
      • $10,000 for tuition
      • $5,000 living stipend
    • Graduates:
      • $18,000 for tuition
      • $15,000 living stipend
  • Summer
    • ~$5,000 for tuition
    • $2,500 living stipend



Scholarship Amount

Academic Year: Undergraduates: $10,000 for tuition and a $5,000 living stipend; Graduates: $18,000 for tuition fees and a $15,000 living stipend; Summer: Undergraduates and Graduates: $5,000 for tuition fees and a $2,500 living stipend


Annual Number of Scholarships Awarded

  • ~62 per year from the University of Utah



Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident
  • Be a current or incoming full-time student at the University of Utah
  • Undergraduate applicants must be at least a 2nd year proficiency of a less commonly taught language while receiving FLAS
  • Graduate students may be eligible to take 1st year language courses as long as they can show proficiency in another language of the region
  • Take a language course and area studies course while receiving FLAS
    • Approved languages
      • Arabic
      • Cambodian (Khmer)
      • Chinese
      • Hindi-Urdu
      • Japanese
      • Korean
      • Persian
      • Russian
      • Vietnamese
      • Nahuatl
      • Portuguese
      • Quechua
      • Other languages may be eligible during summer semester through intensive language programs



Application Material

  • FLAS Application
    • Personal Statement
    • Submitted FAFSA application
      • NOTE: Having financial need is not necessary to receive FLAS funding
  • CV/Resume
  • Transcripts
  • 2 letters of recommendation



Deadlines

University Deadline:
01-28-2022

Timeline

October 1, 2021: FLAS Application Opens

January 28, 2022: National Deadline

March: Notification of selection




Length of Scholarship

1 academic year or 1 summer language intensive program


Scholarship Website

https://ias.utah.edu/language/flas.php


Contact Information

University of Utah FLAS Scholarship:
flas@utah.edu

Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships:
competitivescholarships@utah.edu