Award & Scholarship Opportunities

Do you want to study abroad in Eastern or Central Europe? Improve your language skills? Get involved with research on Slavic languages and cultures? Present your research at a conference?
Students with strong academic records who want to enhance their education in these ways are encouraged to apply for grants and fellowships.
There are a number of grants and fellowships that are open to undergraduate students and of relevance to Russian majors/minors and Slavic & East European minors. The following is not intended to be a complete list. Students who are interested in applying for a grant or fellowship should contact the Department's Undergraduate Studies Chair or their advisor.

Slavic Department Awards (Spring 2022, deadline TBA)


Dr. Miriam G. Schwartz Slavic Award

This fund was established April 4, 2008, with gifts from Dr. Miriam G. Schwartz through the Miriam & Stanley Schwartz Jr. Philanthropic Foundation. It is used to provide merit-based scholarship support for undergraduate students who have declared a major in Russian language, literature, culture, or linguistics. To be considered, students must be at least junior status and have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Graduate students may also be considered.


Talvi Endowment Award

The Talvi fund awards grants to undergraduate and graduate students for research, service and teaching activities related to Slavic and East European languages, linguistics, literatures, and cultures.


Uprka-Laga-Schweitzer Award in Czech Studies

The Uprka-Laga-Schweitzer fund is used to defray the cost of tuition and other program expenses for undergraduate and graduate students studying Czech language and/or Czech culture in the Czech Republic (specifically the Moravia regions).


Radley M&P Scholarship Award

This fund supports undergraduate students majoring in Russian. Areas supported include study abroad projects, student research project support, partial tuition support and internships in Russia.


Luczkowski-Habash Award for Polish Studies

This fund was established on August 28, 2015, with gifts from Jean Luczkowski and Stephen Habash to support undergraduate and graduate students through scholarships and study abroad awards in the field of Polish Studies.


Slavic Professionalization Award

Through the generosity of the Slavic Advisory Council, this award supports students who have received an internship or participating in another professional development activity.

Fellowships and Grants at OSU

College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships and Grants Visit the College of Arts and Sciences' website for an up-to-date listing on scholarships and grants provided by the college.

Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Funding for summer language programs and the academic year -- Russian at the advanced level; other funded languages at the intermediate level or above.

Holbrook Research Abroad Fellowship Up to $3500 to provide highly motivated students in any field of study with the opportunity to carry out an independent research project in a foreign country with the guidance of an OSU faculty member.

Huntington International Fellowship Funding for sophomores and juniors studying a foreign language and with an interest in international business to enhance their fluency in the language through study abroad. Study abroad period can vary. Must have already completed two years of language study.

International Research Grants for Undergraduates in the Arts and Sciences Up to $4000 in funding for undergraduate research that has an international component. The money can be used for research data collection in an international setting or for international travel to a conference where the student will be presenting research. Students can apply directly or faculty can apply to support an undergraduate student.

Melton Undergraduate Travel and Research Grants in Jewish Studies Up to $500 for travel to an academic conference, or for research expenses related to a major project in Jewish studies.

University Honors & Scholars Center Small Grants Program Up to $300 to assist honors students who are candidates for graduation with distinction who have specific research needs not covered by any other assistance.

Summer Honors Research Scholarships Up to $3500 to give especially promising honors sophomores and juniors the opportunity to enhance the quality of their senior Honors Research Projects. Selected students spent 40  hours/week doing research for 8 weeks during the summer.

Undergraduate Research Scholarship From $500 to $9000 in funding to undergraduates in the Arts and Sciences who are undertaking significant research projects. Applicants must be (at least) juniors; preference is given to students who are candidates for graduation with research distinction.

Undergraduate Research Office Summer Research Fellowships Up to $3500 to provide highly motivated students in any field of study with the opportunity to carry out an independent research project with an OSU faculty member.

Undergraduate Student Government Enrichment Grants Up to $1200 is available for students of all undergraduate majors and can be utilized for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to, research, creative work, and professional development.

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