Sigma Delta Pi Summer Scholarships 2007
- Six scholarships for study at the Estudio Internacional Sampere (EIS) in Spain at their centers in Madrid, Salamanca, El Puerto de Santa Maria, or Alicante. Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply. The EIS scholarships consist of free tution for four, six or eight weeks of study (20 hours per week); EIS will provide four of these scholarships; two of these scholarships include tuition for only four weeks of study. EIS winners must pay the cost of room and meals while in Spain. Sigma Delta Pi will provide to the scholarship winners a stipend that may be used toward travel to Spain.
- One scholarship for study in Cuenca, Ecuador, at the Estudio Internacional Sampere (EIS). The EIS scholarship consists of free tuition for four, six or eight weeks of study (20 hours per week). The EIS winner must pay the cost of room and meals while in Ecuador. Sigma Delta Pi will provide to the scholarship winner a stipend which may be used toward travel to Ecuador.
- Fourteen scholarships for study at Universidad Internacional/The Center for Bilingual Multicultural Studies of Cuernavaca, Mexico. Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply. The amount of the scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, room, and meals for a four-week course of study. Four of these scholarships will be provided by The Center for Bilingual Multicultural Studies. Sigma Delta Pi will provide to the scholarship winner a stipend which may be used toward travel to Mexico. Two of the scholarships provided by the Center must be used after July 31.
- Six scholarships for study in Bolivia (Sucre), Ecuador (Quito), or Peru (Cuzco) at the Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol. The Academia will provide free tuition, room and two meals per day for a four-week course of study. The Academia will provide four of these scholarships. Sigma Delta Pi will provide to the scholarship winners a stipend which may be used toward travel to Bolivia, Ecuador, or Peru.
- One scholarship for study (undergraduate only) at the of Cuernavaca, Mexico, during one semester of the 2007-2008 year. The amount of the scholarship will cover the cost of tuition for study in the "Licenciatura en Ensenanza del Espanol como Seguna Lengua," where the awardee will study with Mexican students. Sigma Delta Pi will provide to the scholarship winner a stipend which may be used toward travel to Mexico.
For updated information please see http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/schol.html.
The T. Earle Hamilton Scholarship
This award is named in memory of Honorary President and President Emeritus, T. Earle Hamilton, who died October 2, 1996. Hamilton served as President of Sigma Delta Pi for a total of fifteen years (1960-68 and 1972-77). The highest ranked applicant who accepts one of the scholarships for study in Spanish America will receive this award. The scholarship will consist of a supplement to the basic award.
The Richard E. Chadler Scholarship
This award is named in honor of President Emeritus and Honorary President, Richard E. Chandler. He served as President of Sigma Delta Pi for a total of fifteen years (1977-92) during which time 141 new chapters were installed. The highest ranked applicant who accepts one of the scholarships for study in Spain will receive this award. The scholarship will consist of a supplement to the basic award.
Rules governing the scholarship competition
To be eligible to receive one of the awards listed above, an undergraduate student must meet the following minimal requirements:
- must be a Spanish major or minor;
- must be of at least junior standing;
- must be an active (elected) member of Sigma Delta Pi;
- must have a superior academic record;
- must be enrolled at the time of application as a full-time student;
- must have earned grades in at least 12 semester or 18 quarter hours of Spanish courses;
- must be nominated in writing by the chapter adviser;
- must submit five copies of a fully completed official application form and all required documentation. (Contact local Faculty Adviser for details and further assistance.)
Previous winners may not apply
Official application form
Applicants must use the official application form available from the local Faculty Advisor. Forms may be duplicated, preferably front and back, by local chapters.
Deadline for applications
All applications must be postmarked not later than February 1. Those postmarked after this date will not be considered.
A panel of three judges will be appointed by the Coordinator of the Sigma Delta Pi Scholarship Contest for each academic year. Working independently and with a given set of criteria, the judges will select the winners. Their decision will be final.
Announcement of awards
Winners will be notified on or about April 1 of the year in question.
Use of scholarships
Sigma Delta Pi scholarships may be used solely for the purposes stated above, i.e. for study in Spain, Ecuador, or Mexico. They must be used during the summer (Spain or Ecuador) or during the summer or fall following the February 1 deadline of the year in question. Sigma Delta Pi scholarships may not be used for research purposes only.
Responsibilities of winners
By October 1, each scholarship winner must send a passport-size photograph and an essay of approximately 200 words in Spanish describing the experience of studying abroad to the Executive Secretary-Treasurer, who is also the Editor of Entre Nosotros:Professor Mark P. Del Mastro
Charleston, SC 29409
In addition to a hard copy, essay must be submitted electronically via e-mail or on 3.5" disk (Macintosh or Windows).