Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Undergraduate Funding Opportunities


Below are compiled lists and links to various funding opportunities for REE majors and those studying Slavic and Eurasian languages. However, this is not an exhaustive list, so make sure to visit the Office of Financial Aid’s site for more opportunities.

Departmental Funding Opportunities

Academic Year Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

FLAS AY Fellowships are awarded to students studying a language with an approved Russian, East European or Eurasian Studies focus. The Fellowship is interdisciplinary and open to ANY student at UT. The Fellowship provides a nine-month stipend of $5,000 total for undergraduates plus tuition up to $10,000 per academic year for undergraduates.

Summer Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Summer FLAS Fellowships are awarded to students studying a language with an approved Russian, East European or Eurasian Studies focus. The Fellowship is interdisciplinary and open to ANY student at UT for language study at an approved university or institute in the U.S. or abroad. The summer FLAS Fellowship provides a stipend of $2,500 plus tuition and course-related fees up to $5,000!

Professional Development Awards

This award is available to students in ANY major, who are interested in professional development in the realm of Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. Activities MUST be somehow related to the CREEES region. Awards are meant to help cover travel costs associated with competitive internships, job interviews, research/fieldwork, presenting at academic conferences, or other activities geared towards professional development. Up to $1,000 per student will be awarded to cover international travel costs or $500 per student for domestic travel costs.

McWilliams Scholarship for Russian Studies

This competitive scholarship, ranging from $500-2,000, is to be used during summer or the academic year for the study of Russian language and culture, professional development or research related to Russia or the former Soviet Union in ANY field. These funds must be used to cover travel, housing, tuition or other related costs while abroad, or for relevant domestic travel.

Polish Studies Endowment Scholarship

A competitive scholarship, the Polish Studies Endowment ranges from $500–2,000, and is to be used for the study of Polish language and culture, or research related to Poland in ANY field during summer or the academic year. These funds must be used to cover travel, housing, tuition or other related costs while in Poland.

Czech Studies Scholarship

The Czech Studies Scholarship, ranging from $1,000–2,000, is to be used for the study of Czech language and culture, professional activities or research related to the Czech Republic in ANY field during summer or the academic year. These funds must be used to cover travel, housing, tuition or other related costs.

University-Wide & External Funding Opportunities

University-Wide Funding

The University of Texas at Austin offers a wide range of awards for undergraduates: the University Co-op / George H. Mitchell Student Awards for Academic Excellence and the Roy Crane Award in the Arts. Sponsorship of these awards is part of the overall mission to encourage and promote excellence in undergraduate education. In addition to these scholarships, there are additional University programs and awards available to students.

College of Liberal Arts Funding Opportunities

The College of Liberal Arts has many scholarship and fellowships available to students in COLA. Most of these endowed scholarships are merit based and competitive. A list of the available awards can be found here. General information about scholarships can be obtained in the Liberal Arts Scholarships and International Programs Office in GEB 2.200 or at 475-7586. Contact Amelia Rey-Shannon for more information and referrals to other offices on campus concerning scholarship opportunities.

International Office Funding Opportunities

The International Office has a vast database of scholarships available for students that are studying abroad. The International Office can also help with applying for loans to cover the costs of studying abroad.

The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS)

The School of Russian and Asian Studies has funding opportunities that can be applied to their study abroad programs. SRAS has also compiled a list of funding opportunities that can be applied to almost any study abroad or academic program.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and Critical Need Award

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Over 2,900 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need. Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad in a country in which the language is predominantly spoken will automatically be considered for the Critical Need Language Award, for a total award of $8,000. Please note that this award is competitive and offered to a limited number of students each year.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

HSF Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree, and are available, on a competitive basis, to: high school seniors, undergraduate students, community college students transferring to four year universities, and graduate students. Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.