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Annual Awards and Scholarships

The Department of Modern Languages sponsors two awards and three scholarships. They include:

The Fair Language Award : nominations by instructors; by selection of the Department, given to one student from French, German and Spanish annually. The award was established by Professor Jane D. Fair, founding Chair of the Department of Modern Languages.

The Grete Nunn Language Award: nominations by instructors; by selection of the Department, given to one student from French, German and Spanish annually; declared minor or major; with six credit hours of 2000 level completed; 3.25 GPA in language, 3.0 GPA overall; also, candidates may be asked to write a brief essay in English on interest in language and future plans.

The Almiro and Olga Lopez Endowed Memorial Scholarship: by selection of the Department, given to one student majoring in Spanish; degree seeking; must be US citizen; renewable; merit based; essays in English and Spanish on selected topics; letter of recommendation; 3.5 GPA, junior status.

The Leonard A. and Anna B. Fair Memorial Scholarship: by selection of the Department, given to one student majoring in Modern Languages or Spanish; must be US citizen and Colorado resident; renewable; merit based; degree seeking, 12 credit hours minimum enrollment; 3.0 GPA, junior status; must have a FASFA on file; preference for incoming Freshmen, applicants whose cultural background reflects the language being studied, from a diverse cultural background, with demonstrated community service or volunteer experience and also seeking a teaching certificate at MSUD.

The Leonard A. and Anna B. Fair Memorial Diversity Scholarship: by selection of the Department, given to one student majoring in Modern Languages or Spanish; must be US citizen and Colorado resident; renewable; merit based; 3.0 GPA, degree seeking, 12 credit hours minimum enrollment; must have a FASFA on file; preference given to students with demonstrated community service or volunteer experience and also seeking a teaching certificate at MSUD.


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