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Emmalee Valentine Receives History’s First Ever Language Acquisition Award
The Department of History is thrilled to announce that UTA Senior Emmalee Valentine has been selected as the first ever recipient of our undergraduate Foreign Language Acquisition Award. Made possible thanks to the generosity of anonymous donors and matching funds from UTA’s Charles T. McDowell Center for Global Studies and the Department of Modern Languages, this competitive award provides up to $3,000 to offset costs associated with intensive summer foreign language study or a study abroad experience. Applicants must be declared History majors who have achieved Sophomore or Junior standing and have completed a minimum of four (4) semesters of coursework in a single foreign language with a minimum GPA of 3.25 in History and 3.5 GPA in all language courses.
Emmalee, a double-major in History and Critical Languages and International Studies-Russian, will use the proceeds of the award to attend the Russian Language Workshop hosted by Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies this summer. There, she will spend eight weeks living working, studying, and engaging with fellow students and faculty in a structured immersive learning environment that will enable her to develop more fully her language and cultural skills. By the time she completes the summer program, Emmalee will have attained conversational fluency in Russian.
The Department of History is currently able to support up to two (2) Foreign Language Acquisition Awards at the undergraduate level and two (2) at the graduate (Ph.D.) level. For more information about these (or other award opportunities) visit the Scholarships and Awards section of the Department’s website or contact Prof. Scott W. Palmer, Department Chair at: firstname.lastname@example.org