Foreign Languages - Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and Awards

Prospective and current Tennessee Tech students: It is very important that you complete the University’s Scholarship Application each year before December 15 in order to be eligible for any scholarship or award given byTennessee Tech for the following academic year, including the ones listed below. For example, if you plan to attend Tennessee Tech beginning Fall 2020, you need to complete the Scholarship Application by December 1, 2019. So even if you’re not 100% sure that you’re coming to Tech, you need to go ahead and apply for admission to the University, and then, once you are admitted, apply forTennessee Tech scholarships.

You will also need to submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year during your college career. Please go to Financial Aid for more information.

Below are the scholarships that are awarded primarily to FL majors. Keep in mind that you there are many other scholarships offered throughTennessee Tech for which you may qualify. You just need to complete the one Tennessee Tech scholarship application to be eligible for all of them!

Scholarships Regularly Awarded to FL Majors

The Wilbur Raatz Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded each year to incoming freshmen and transfer students who have declared a French, German or Spanish major and who meet certain minimum qualifications. Amounts vary. The College of Arts and Sciences administers this scholarship, and recipients are chosen by Department of Foreign Languages faculty.

The Marshall and Thelma G. Bertram Liberal Arts Scholarship

This annual scholarship rotates between the Departments of Foreign Languages, History and English; each Department awards it once every three years. It will next be awarded to a Foreign Languages major for the 2021-2022 academic year. It is usually given to an upper-division (junior or senior) major.

This scholarship is administered by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Bertram Scholarship

Dean Paul Semmes presenting the 2018-2019 Bertram Scholarship to Emily Alligood, Spanish and Biology Major, in Spring 2018

The Alberta Campana Memorial Scholarship

This small, one-time scholarship is awarded each year to a Foreign Language major chosen by our faculty, based on college GPA and other academic accomplishments. Students must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA to be considered for this award.

This scholarship was established in memory of the mother of long-time German professor and chair of Tennessee Tech’s Department of Foreign Languages, Dr. Phillip Campana. It is administered by the Department.

Campana Scholarship

Dr. Phillip Campana, retired German professor and chair of the Department of Foreign Languages for more than 30 years, with Caroline Hunter, recipient of the 2018-2019 Alberta Campana Memorial Award in Spring 2018. Caroline is a Spanish major and pre-med student.

The Fredrick Heina Memorial Scholarship

This small, one-time scholarship is awarded each year to a Foreign Language major chosen by our faculty, based on college GPA and other academic accomplishments. Students must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA to be considered for this award.

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Fredrick Heina, who taught German at Tennessee Tech for many years. It is administered by the Department of Foreign Languages.

Recipient of the 2018-2019 Fredrick Heina Memorial Scholarship was Kathryn Trebing, French and Communications major.

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