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Modern Languages Giving Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Department of Modern Languages. Our funding priorities include undergraduate scholarships to assist with enrollment, and graduate student support for travel and stipend enhancements.  

Below is a list of current funds you can support today with an online gift: 

General Support

Modern Languages

  • Provides discretionary support for the Department of Modern Languageā€™s current needs.

The Modern Language/Language Lab Discretionary Account

  • Provides funding to be used for equipment, materials, travel, and other necessary expenses.

The Ohio Valley Foreign Language Alliance

  • Provide funding to support the Ohio Valley Foreign Language Alliance.


  • Supports the teaching of Spanish at OHIO.


  • Supports the teaching of French at OHIO.


  • Supports the teaching of German at OHIO.

Italian Language

  • Supports the teaching of Italian at OHIO.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Modern Languages Study Abroad Scholarship

  • Awarded to students who participate in a study abroad program, who hold at least a 3.4 GPA.

Study Abroad in France Scholarship

  • Provides scholarship for undergraduate students majoring in French and studying abroad in France.

Modern Languages- German Study Abroad Scholarship

  • Supports students studying German abroad.

The Hocking Valley Bank Study Abroad Scholarship

  • Scholarship awarded to students who have completed one year of a foreign language, and plan to study abroad.

Cameron Portales

  • Provides support to students enrolled in a study abroad program in a Spanish-speaking country.

Wallace J. Cameron Memorial Scholarship

  • Endowed scholarship supporting students studying Spanish or Portuguese abroad.

Richard and Dolores Kirby Study Abroad Fund

  • Scholarship awarded to full-time undergraduate students studying abroad in France.

Other Student Scholarships

M.A. Serna Maytorena Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Scholarship awarded to students majoring in Spanish, who have at least a 3.4 grade point average.

The Ursula Feer Farfel Scholarship in Modern Languages

  • Scholarship awarded to an undergraduate student on the Athens campus majoring in Modern Languages.

The Maxine McCrory Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Scholarship awarded to full-time undergraduate students on the Athens campus majoring in Modern Languages or Economics.

The Mary T. Noss Endowed Scholarship

  • Supports full-time, undergraduate students majoring in French.

Barbara J. Reichenbach Scholarship

  • Scholarship awarded to third- or fourth-year students majoring pursuing a teacher certification in French or Spanish.

Mary L. Durnion French Scholarship Fund

  • Provides scholarship to third- or fourth-year undergraduate students majoring or minoring in French, who have at least a 3.5 grade point average.

The Gerald T. Wilkinson Memorial Award

  • Provides scholarship for full-time undergraduate students at the Athens campus who major or minor in French.

USMP Phil Richardson Scholarship in Modern Languages

  • Scholarship provided to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Modern Languages.

Faculty Support

Language Resource Center Coady Award

  • Provides support to the Assistant to the Director of the Language Resource Program.

Contact Us 

If you have questions about giving, or if you are interested in establishing a new fund, please contact: 

Amanda Blake
Director of Development