Student funding

The department offers scholarships twice per academic year to students who have completed at least one full semester at UNL. Scholarships ranging from $100 - $2,000 are given out at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee, depending on the number of applicants and available funds. The largest awards are reserved for students who major in a language, with minors receiving next highest awards.

Scholarships may be applied to through the Education Abroad application process and the basic scholarship application through MyRed.

Questions about the DMLL-specific scholarships can be emailed to For general scholarship and financial aid information, visit the university’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid Office website.

Scholarship information for students in:

Departmental scholarships

Janet and Donald Marine Scholarship

  • Be enrolled in DMLL courses
  • Be a full-time undergraduates
  • Preference is given to students traveling abroad for language studies (no summer awards given)

Martin & Sophia Wagner Scholarship

  • Be 21 or older
  • Be pursuing the study of a foreign language or langugage in a foreign country through study abroad
  • Have a declared major/minor in a language

Grace I. Bridge Scholarship

  • Be an undergraduate
  • Be involved in German, Slavic, or other Romance languages.

Elizabeth A. Grone Scholarship

  • Be an undergraduate
  • Have a Major or Minor in a language
  • Study Abroad
  • Have good academic merit

Harold E. & Phyllis V. Spencer Award for Excellence in Modern Languages

  • Be a full-time undergraduate
  • Be taking DMLL classes
  • Be enrolled in a Department-approved study abroad program
  • Preference given to Nebraskan/Midwestern high school graduates