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The Bart Lewis Memorial Scholarship

Statement of Purpose and General Information

The Bart Lewis Memorial Scholarship was established by a bequest from the estate of Dr. Bartie Lee Lewis, as specified in his Last Will and Testament. The award(s) is/are intended for undergraduate/graduate students majoring in a Modern Language at the University of Texas at Arlington.


  • A minimum of $500 may be awarded to undergraduate and graduate recipients of the scholarship.
  • A maximum of $4,000 may be awarded to graduate and undergraduate recipients of the scholarship.


  • Full time undergraduate students should have completed minimum of 12 semester credit hours of language courses in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Texas at Arlington with a minimum overall college GPA of 3.0.
  • Full time graduate students are to have completed a minimum of 12 graduate semester hours in a language at UTA with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0

Application Information


Bart Lewis Memorial Scholarship Application (PDF)  external link


  • Fall Deadline: November 15 (to be awarded for Spring)
  • Spring Deadline: March 31 (to be awarded for Modern Languages faculty-sponsored summer study abroad courses or for the fall)

Items to Submit

  • Completed application form.
  • A two-page essay addressing your appreciation for the study of foreign languages and/or your intentions to utilize your knowledge of a foreign language to positively impact our world.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation.
  • An unofficial copy of your transcript.
  • A copy of your Financial Aid Statement.

Send the completed application and the items listed above to the following address:

The Bart Lewis Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Department of Modern Languages
The University of Texas at Arlington
Box 19557
Arlington, TX 76019-0557