FLAS

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Scholarship

Funding for an academic year or summer for graduate and undergraduate study of underrepresented language

 

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Scholarship provides funding for graduate or undergraduate students for study of underrepresented languages during an 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 scholarship covers up to $18,000 for graduate students and up to $10,000 for undergraduate students for tuition for an academic year. The estimated institutional payment for summer fellowships is up to $5,000 for graduate and undergraduate students. FLAS covers a living stipend for up to $15,000 for graduate students and up to $5,000 for undergraduate students for the academic year and up to $2,500 for graduate and undergraduate students for summer fellowships.

 

For information sessions and to learn how to apply, please visit:

University of Utah FLAS

 

Eligibility:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • 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

Awards:

  • ~62 per year University of Utah students

Application Material:

  • FLAS Application
  • Personal Statement
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Submitted FAFSA application
    • Having financial need is not necessary to receive a FLAS scholarship

 

For information sessions and to learn how to apply, please visit:

University of Utah FLAS

 

Deadlines:

External deadline: January 29, 2021

 

Timeline:

October 1, 2020: Application opens

January 29, 2021: National deadline

Length of Scholarship: 1 academic year or 1 summer language intensive program

Website for Applying: https://ias.utah.edu/language/flas.php

Contact Information:

University of Utah International and Area Studies: flas@utah.edu