African American Linguists (AAL)
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Lee Wilberschied & Escher
The Rhoda Joseph Scholarship is a bequest generously given by Cleveland State University professor Dr. Lee Wilberschied in honor of her beloved grandmother, who "believed in her--often when no one else did."
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SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS
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AAL and Rhoda Joseph Scholarship: $700.00
2017 Scholarship Recipient
2012 Scholarship Recipient
AAL & Rhoda Joseph Scholarship Recipient: $700.00
- Alaina Houser, Interior Design Major, Studies Japanese
- George Washington University
Berry A. Claytor Scholarship
(One-time scholarship offer, this offer will not be repeated)
Chinese Study Abroad Program
Offered by Reginald Smith in collaboration with African-American Linguists & the College Language Association
CONGRATULATIONS DARIUS MELVIN, CLAYTOR SCHOLARSHIP WINNER ($5,000)!
Interdisciplinary Studies Major at Johnson C. Smith University; MBA at Wake Forest School of Business
($700.00) AAL Scholarship
The African American Linguists & Rhoda Joseph Scholarship is given to an African American student who has demonstrated leadership and academic excellence while majoring or minoring in a world language. S/he should be one who is committed to the promotion of world languages within the African American community.The scholarship is typically $700-$1,000, however, the amount may vary depending on donations received.
AAL Scholarship Requirements ($700.00)
Requirements for AAL/Rhoda Joseph Scholarship: DUE DATE MARCH 21st (NOTIFICATION IN MAY)
- Each Essay must include the following heading: Name, full mailing address (for summer), telephone number, email address
- Must be a Black/African-American college or university student
- Must be a major or minor in world languages
- Must submit a current transcript from your institution of higher education
- Must have a 3.0 average in the major or minor
- Must submit 1 letter of recommendation ? The letter should be from one of your former or current world language educators
- Must send a photograph of yourself (hard copy photographs will be returned, electronic photographs preferred)
- Must submit an essay which consists of the following:
- Make a statement about your background and experiences and how you came to be interested in world language.
- How do you feel as an African-American involved in the field of world languages?
- How would you promote world language learning in the African-American community?
- What are some of your short or long-term goals with relation to the world language that you are studying?
- How might you use the scholarship proceeds?
Letter of Recommendation
The Organization of African-American Linguists? (AAL) scholarship is given to an African-American student who has demonstrated leadership and academic excellence as a major or minor in a world language. S/he should be one who is committed to the promotion of world languages within the African-American community.
§ Evaluator should submit the letter of recommendation electronically to [email protected]
§ On your letterhead, include your name, title, telephone number, email address, and organization/institution.
§ We would appreciate your candid evaluation of the applicant?s leadership, academic excellence, and promise as they relate to world language study.
Submission of Materials
Email the following materials to: [email protected]
- (1)Essay (email submission only)
- (1)Letter of recommendation (email submission only)
- (1)Photograph (email submission only)
- (1)Official Transcript (may be mailed or emailed (only official transcripts accepted)
Mail transcripts to the following postal address or email official transcript to the address above:
Tamari Jenkins (AAL)
Chaffey College/Lang. Arts Bld
5885 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737-3002
CLICK ON STUDENTS' NAMES BELOW TO READ THEIR TESTIMONIALS
2011 AAL Scholarship Recipient: $1000.00
- Charnell Chasten
- NC A&T State University
- Major: Chemistry
- Minor: Spanish
2011 Rhoda Joseph Scholarship Recipient: $500
- Ebony Mingo
- Howard University
2010 AAL Scholarship Recipient ($1,000)
- Matthew Kirby, NC A&T State University
- Psychology Major
- Spanish Minor
2010 Joseph Scholarship Recipient ($500)
- Chanice Brown, Howard University
- Spanish minor, Communication Sciences & Disorders Major
- Studying Kiswahili
2009 AAL Scholarship Recipient
- Ama Frimpong: Recipient of $1600
- Spanish Major at Salem College, NC
2009 Rhoda Joseph Scholarship Recipient
- Shannon Irish
- Binghamton University
- Major: Chinese
- Scholarship Award: $500
2008 Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations 2008 Scholarship Recipients!
Recipient of $1600 AAL Scholarship:
- Erica Rochelle Lee
- Political Science Major and French Minor
- Howard University
Recipient of $500 Rhoda Joseph Scholarship:
- Valetta A. Burgess
- Film/TV Production Major (Currently, Howard does not offer a major/minor in Swahili)
- Howard Univerisity School of Communications/Entreprenuership Minor/Howard University School of Business
- Class of 2009
Congratulations 2007 AAL Scholarship Recipients!
2007 AAL Scholarship Recipient ($1600): Jasmine Nelson
Jasmine is a sophomore at New York University where she is majoring in East Asian Studies (focusing on Mandarin Chinese) and minoring in Spanish.
2007 Rhoda Joseph Scholarship Recipient ($500): Ebony Hicks
Ebony is a graduate of Hampton University where she majored in Spanish.
Congratulations 2006 AAL Scholarship Recipient
- Ms. Lauren Forman
- Graduate of Dillard University w/ a Major in Spanish & Business Management
Congratulations 2006 Rhoda Joseph Scholarship Recipient
- Mr. Taurin Roberts
- Majoring in Communications and minoring in Spanish at Cleveland State University
Congratulations 2005 AAL Scholarship Recipient!
- Mrs. Camellia Cuthrell
- Majoring in Spanish & Religion