Announcement of Scholarships for Spring 2021
In today’s increasingly global economy, cultural competency is becoming a necessity – not only for those students pursuing humanities degrees, but also for those pursuing STEM degrees.
The Maya Brin Scholarship in Cultural Competency supports the immersive study of Russian language, literature, cinema, and culture. This undergraduate scholarship is made possible through a generous gift to the Russian Program in honor of Maya Brin, a beloved Russian instructor at the University of Maryland.
The Russian Department in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures invites applications for two Maya Brin Scholarships in Cultural Competency for Spring 2021 for $5,000 each. These scholarships are open to all undergraduate students who are majoring in Russian or considering adding a Russian major. The funds are intended to support immersive experiences including, but not limited to, residency in the Language House Russian cluster, study abroad, summer intensive study in the US, or, in the case of students adding the major, time to complete the additional required coursework. Students applying for the scholarship must have demonstrated a commitment to studying Russian at or above the equivalent of RUSS 201. Students who are combining Russian and a STEM field are strongly encouraged to apply.
Brin Scholars are expected to present a student project highlighting their area(s) of expertise at a venue such as Undergraduate Research Day. All recipients will be expected to make a presentation for the Russian Department, and if the recipient has a double major, for an audience in that major, as well.