World Language Scholarship Competition
The Department of World Languages offers scholarships to students with outstanding language skills in Spanish, Japanese, French, German, and Chinese.
Scholarships of $2000 are awarded for Spanish, Japanese, French, German, and Chinese. All students, regardless of their major or minor, are eligible for a language scholarship. Scholarships for language are awarded on the basis of proficiency, and do not require that the recipient be a language major, but recipients are expected to enroll in a World Language course each year of the award. Pacific has an extensive program of grants, scholarships and awards to help students finance their education. All scholarship awards from the World Languages department become part of the total institutional package offered by the University to the student.
All students must have applied and been admitted to Pacific in order to compete for the World Language Scholarship. Most students competing for language scholarships will also participate in Pacesetters. Students not participating in Pacesetters may complete the online test to qualify for competition in the oral component.
The student must be a non-native speaker of the language for which the scholarship is awarded. Students may compete in more than one language, but may receive a scholarship in one language only.
The World Language Scholarship competition consists of two parts: an online proficiency exam and an in-person oral interview and extemporaneous speech.
Online Proficiency Test:
The online language proficiency test is an untimed, proctored language examination that tests reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You will take the test in a proctored environment, either at Pacific University or at your school under the supervision of your language teacher or school counselor. The test is not timed. You may use as much time as you wish to complete the test. Most testers complete it in around 90 minutes. The online Proficiency Test must be completed by January 15 in order to qualify for the scholarship.
In-Person Oral Testing:
Oral Interviews and extemporaneous speaking occurs during the Pacesetters scholarship competition. Those who cannot appear in person for the speech competition may arrange to compete from a distance using telecommunication (web conference, telephone, or video recording). All speeches must be completed by March 1. If you wish to compete for a language scholarship audition beyond March 1, please contact us at email@example.com.