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Goldman/Pendleton Scholarship for Study Abroad, International Internship or Service Learning Award

Chad Goldman, an LWB alumnus, and his partner, Brian Pendleton, have contributed an endowment to the Department of MFLL. The purpose of the endowment is as follows:

    “…to fund scholarship awards to students who enroll in study abroad programs or perform international internships or service learning abroad. The scholarship funds are intended to cover academic expenses, such as tuition, and/or expenses related to travel, room and board for such students.”

Selection Criteria

Preference will be given to LWB students who plan an internship abroad, especially if that internship involves community service or a community‐based project. Special consideration will also be given to those students whose study abroad programs include an independent research project (designed by the student with faculty guidance and approved prior to departure) and those students who enroll in study abroad courses taught in the native language of their country of study.

Factors that will be taken in consideration for the selection process:

  • Language GPA (minimum 3.00 in all languages)
  • Overall GPA (minimum 2.70)
  • Overall good citizenship in the university community (as demonstrated in resume and cover letter)
  • Length of practical experience (full year term, semester term, summer term)

Application Process

The student will submit the following:

  • a cover letter (1-page maximum)
  • a current resume
  • an internship proposal or a research project statement (1-page maximum)
  • a budget (itemizing how funds will be allocated)
  • copy of acceptance correspondence from Program’s Abroad Office (PAO)

Applicants should send their application package by April 15 (for the fall and summer semesters) and by November 15 (for the spring semester) via email to:

Dr. Lisa Y.F. Parker (lparke11@utk.edu), Assistant Director of the Language and World Business Program, Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, 603 McClung Tower, (865) 974-9827

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