Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Application for 2010-2011 now open!


FLAS fellowships and scholarships are administered by the Latin America and Caribbean Center and are awarded competitively to students interested in studying Portuguese and/or Haitian Creole. The U.S. Department of Education funds the fellowship program, under the provisions of Title VI, Higher Education Act. The amount of funding is contingent upon annual federal program approval and regulations, as well as continued Congressional funding, all of which may change from year to year. FLAS awards cannot be deferred.


A student is eligible to apply for the fellowship if he or she: • is a student enrolled in a full-time graduate degree program. • is a citizen, national or permanent resident of the United States. • is enrolled or will enroll in a Portuguese or Haitian Creole language course or a summer study abroad program. • shows potential for high academic achievement based on such indices as grade point average, class ranking, GRE, or similar measures, etc.




Academic Year FLAS Fellowship

  • Tuition: FLAS will cover up to $12,000 of tuition and fees per academic year.
  • Stipend: FLAS provides a stipend of up to $15,000 ($7,500/semester).

Summer FLAS Fellowship

  • Tuition: FLAS covers up to $2,500 of tuition and fees.
  • Stipend: FLAS provides a stipend of up to $4,000.

FLAS Application