Through the generous support of friends of the department who share our passion for learning another language and recognize the importance of studying abroad, we are fortunate to offer three scholarships to help defray the costs for students seeking to use their second language skills through a study abroad immersion experience. Each scholarship has specific requirements and students should make note of the application deadlines.
Please note: The application period for the 2016-2017 academic year is closed. New information will be available in October 2017.
Assistance Fund for Students of German
For summer or semester study abroad
The Assistance Fund for Students of German was established by Dr. Elke and Prof. Edward Hatch in 1992. Both are retired from teaching but were long-time educators with the department. Through their support and the generous contributions of several individuals, the fund has been able to assist deserving University of Dayton students with the expenses of studying German in a German-speaking country.
Bro. Paul Bredestege, S.M. Endowment for the Study of Spanish Abroad
For summer study abroad only
Through the generous support of the Bredestege Family, the Bro. Paul Bredestege, S.M. Endowment for the Study of Spanish Abroad was established in 1992. Bro. Paul taught Spanish in the department for many years and was a strong advocate for students to participate in a study abroad experience. His passion for the Spanish language continues to influence students through this fund by providing assistance to serious students of Spanish to increase their language skills in a culturally authentic setting.
Robert C. Conard Scholarship for Study Abroad
Applicants need to be a French, German or Spanish minor or major and award is for a semester or more study abroad
The Robert C. Conard Scholarship for Study Abroad was created in recognition of Dr. Robert Conard, Professor Emeritus of German, who dedicated his professional career to teaching German to University of Dayton students and directing summer study abroad programs in Germany. The award was established by the late Dr. Thomas C. Graul and is continued by his wife, Mrs. Janet Graul, in gratitude to Dr. Conard's distinguished career as a researcher and educator. Though retired, Dr. Conard continues to conduct research and is active on campus. This award supports students who participate in an immersion study abroad program in a non-English speaking country for a semester or more.