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Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Language Scholarships

Find additional financial assistance with our foreign language scholarships and grants.

In addition to our University-wide scholarships, we offer a number of scholarships exclusively for language majors. Many of these are sponsored by some of our illustrious alumni—a testimony to our graduates’ belief in the strength and value of an Adelphi education.

Marie Louise Vazquez Scholarships in French

The Marie-Louise Pesselier Vazquez Scholarships for French majors was generously created by a devoted professor in honor of her time teaching French at Adelphi University.

All Sophomore, Junior, and Senior French majors will be considered for the awards. Scholarships are awarded based upon a student’s overall grade point average and major grade point average.

Robert G. Hartmann Scholarship for Excellence in Spanish

Academic Year 2014-2015

The criteria: a Spanish major, who has completed 30 credits, and who demonstrates significant financial need and who has at least a 2.7 GPA.

Ted & Erika Spyropoulos Foundation Scholarship for Modern Greek Studies

Two scholarships are given each year; one to a student who has completed Level 1 of Modern Greek and is continuing to Level 2, and the other to a student who has completed Level 3 of Modern Greek and plans to continue with Level 4.

The recipients are selected by the Department. Each recipient must have a GPA of at least 3.25 in Modern Greek and overall GPA of at least 3.0.

Learn more about the Ted & Erika Spyropoulos Foundation.

Smalley Family Endowment for Italian Language Studies

The Smalley Family Endowment for Italian Language Studies was established at Adelphi University, in 2013, by Patrick S. Smalley ’86, Trustee, to honor the memory of his great-grandparents, his grandparents, and his parents. 

The fund will benefit students minoring in Italian, who demonstrate financial need and who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  The fund can be used as a scholarship for tuition, or if the student is studying abroad in Italy, it can be applied to fees related to their study abroad experience.

For more information on this scholarship, please contact:

Frankie Mandracchia
Donor Relations Specialist
p – 516.877.3658
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Raysa Amador
Department Chair
Languages, Literatures and Cultures

p – 516.877.4054
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For further information, please contact:

Office of Student Financial Services
Levermore Hall, Lower Level
p – 516.877.3080
p – ext. 2240 (on campus only)
f – 516.877.3380
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