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Graduate Awards


  1. Applicant must hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent by the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year
  2. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  3. Applicant must be enrolled in or admitted to a University of Utah graduate program (FLAS applications can be submitted prior to admission to the graduate program)
  4. Applicant must be eligible to receive a University of Utah tuition scholarship
  5. Applicant must submit a 2020-2021 FAFSA application

Award Amount

$15,000 annual stipend, plus up to 12 credit hours of tuition each semester or a maximum of $18,000 for the year, whichever is reached first.


  1. Register for a full graduate course load (9 up to a maximum of 12 credits/semester). All courses must be taken for a letter grade (A-E).
  2. Take one language course, for three or more credit hours, during both Fall and Spring semesters.
  3. Receive at least a "B" in the language courses both Fall and Spring semesters, and a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all courses.
  4. Take one area studies course, for three or more credit hours, during both Fall and Spring semesters. Students must receive at least a "B" grade in the course. 
  5. Complete a report for the US Department of Education at the end of the fellowship period and at regular intervals after your fellowship ends (up to 8 years).  Information will be sent to FLAS recipients at a later date.
  6. Complete language assessment tests at the beginning and end of the FLAS fellowship period. One of these tests is the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (Click here for more information). If awarded, FLAS fellows will receive additional information on these language assessment tests at a later date.
  7. All study abroad funded through a FLAS fellowship must be approved by the FLAS advisor and the Department of Education prior to the award.
  8. FLAS funding cannot be used to pay for internships.

Repayment or suspension

Failure to complete any of the above terms, or withdrawal from the program, will result in the student’s repayment of the award, or suspension from the fellowship. Student will receive written notification if the terms have not been met. 



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Last Updated: 12/2/19