Scholarships and Financial Aid


We offer scholarships twice per academic year to students who have completed at least one full semester at UNL. The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures has a range of scholarships given out at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. These scholarships can range from $100 - $2,000 depending on the number of applicants and available funds. The largest awards are reserved for students who choose to major in a language, with minors receiving next highest awards. Scholarships may be applied to through the Education Abroad application process (visit their website here) and the basic scholarship application through MyRed.

Some of the scholarships we offer that have specific criteria are:

  • The Emma C. Steckelberg Scholarship. Applicants must:
    • Be studying French, German, Latin, or Spanish
    • Have promising academic standing
    • Show involvement in commendable activity
  • The Eric & Herta Matteson German Study Abroad Scholarship. Applicants must: 
    • Study abroad in Berlin for the semester of award
    • Extra funds will be given to students taking courses in German Studies
  • Albin and Delores Marie Plouzek Broz Scholarship. Applicants must:
    • Have completed at least one Czech Language course OR
    • Participate in the Czech Heritage Project OR
    • Participate in any UNL sponsored study abroad program to the Czech Republic
  • Janet and Donald Marine Scholarship. Applicants must:
    • Be enrolled in DMLL courses
    • Be undergraduates
    • Preference is given to students traveling abroad for language studies
  • Lloyd Teale Scholarship. Applicants must:
    • Be a full time undergraduate
    • Be a US citizen
    • Have a declared major in Spanish or can have a Latin American Studies Major with a Minor in Spanish or Portuguese
    • Must have successfully passed at least the third college semester or more advanced in Spanish or Portuguese
  • Margaret D. Lienemann Scholarship. Applicants must:
    • Be majoring in German
    • Be a sophomore or above
    • Show great scholastic ability
  • Martin & Sophia Wagner Scholarship. Applicants must:
    • Be 21 or older
    • Be pursuing the study of a foreign language or langugage in a foreign country
    • Showed interest and ability in foreign languages

Questions about the DMLL-specific scholarships can be directed to the Modern Language email, For general scholarship and financial aid information, visit the University’s website.