Thanks to the generosity of Kenneth and
Blaire Mossman and the Mossman Family Trust, the Department of Modern Foreign
Languages and Literatures (MFLL) is pleased to offer award opportunities up to
$6,000 each to students majoring in MFLL with a concentration in a Romance
language (French, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish; Language and World Business
students with a concentration in one of these languages are eligible to apply). These awards may be used to support study abroad on a UTK‐approved program for a semester or year in partial fulfillment of the
Major, or to support research done abroad in the area of the Major. Awards are decided by a committee of MFLL faculty based on
applicants’ overall GPA, GPA in the major or minor, a statement of intent
describing how the awards will be used, and a very brief letter of recommendation from an MFLL faculty member who
knows the student’s work. All declared MFLL majors or minors with a
concentration in a Romance language and a cumulative GPA of 3.0, are eligible
for a Mossman Scholars Endowment Award.
Awards may be used for two
- Semester or year‐long study abroad programs approved by UTK, to take place during fall and/or spring semesters; summer study programs may also be supported when funds are not depleted during the academic year. Students may apply for a Mossman scholarship before receiving official acceptance from the Programs Abroad Office, although receipt of the funds is contingent on this acceptance and continued GPA eligibility, as well as actual participation in the study abroad program.
- Research seed money, i.e., travel to archives or to do other types of research or contact‐building related to the student’s MFLL major. This travel may take place during the academic year or during summer.
To apply for a scholarship, submit all the required materials listed on the Mossman Scholarship application form to Stephen Blackwell, Director of Undergraduate Studies, 701 McClung Tower, email@example.com, by October 1st and March 31 (Feb 15 for summer) of each academic year for the following semester (or year). Brief letters of recommendation should be requested from GTAs or Faculty Sept. 20 or Mar. 20, respectively, or Feb. 1 for summer.