Carthage awards 10 Modern Languages scholarships each year to incoming students. These scholarships cover 75% of tuition, and are renewable for four years.
The Modern Language Scholarship deadline has passed for fall 2018 freshmen.
If you are a freshman entering in fall 2019, online applications for these scholarships will be available October 2018. Join our mailing list to receive more information about Carthage’s competitive scholarships.
The Modern Languages Department is home to a diverse mix of students, faculty, and Target Language Experts from China, Colombia, France Germany, Guatemala, Japan, and Spain. As a component of the major, you will take courses specifically intended to prepare you to study in China, France, Germany, Spain, or Japan. Carthage language majors spend at least one semester, usually in their junior year, studying and living abroad.
The annual Modern Languages Scholarship Competition takes place in February. Candidates will be interviewed by the faculty and will write a short essay. (Alternative arrangements may be made for students spending their senior year abroad.)
How to Apply
Candidates interested in applying for a Modern Languages scholarship must complete the following no later than Dec. 3:
- Submit an application for admission to Carthage and supporting materials (high school transcripts and ACT/SAT report).
- Submit the Modern Languages Scholarship Application. (available October 2018)
- Submit a list of all activities and courses related to the study of Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and/or Spanish in which you have been involved. (This is part of the online application.)
- Additional requirements specific to your selected language (if any):
Chinese: Desire to learn the language and culture.
French: Complete at least 3 years of French in high school.
German: Complete at least 3 years of German in high school.
Japanese: Desire to learn the language and culture.
Spanish: Complete at least 3 years of Spanish in high school and write a short essay (250-word maximum) explaining your interest in majoring in Spanish at Carthage and how being a Spanish major will connect to your future career goals. Be sure to mention language, culture, and study abroad.
To apply for a Modern Languages scholarship, candidates must intend to major in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish. (A double major in another subject area is acceptable and can be completed in four years.)
Modern Languages Department faculty will review your application, ACT/SAT scores, and high school grades. Qualified applicants will be notified in early January. Successful candidates and their families will be invited to Modern Languages Scholarship Competition in February.