Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows

$1,000–$20,000Award Amount
1Number of Awards
4/1/2023Submission Deadline

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The Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows Program was established in 2007 by the Rhode Island Foundation to honor Beatrice S. Demers, who taught foreign languages at the University of Rhode Island for more than 30 years. Beatrice S. Demers was a leader in the field of foreign language education in Rhode Island.

The program offers a $1,000 to $20,000 scholarship to students who want to study a foreign language. The Scholarship covers education expenses. Applicants need not be in financial need to be eligible to apply for this scholarship.

To be eligible, an applicant must be an undergraduate or postgraduate student, a professor or educator, or a resident of Rhode Island. In addition, a candidate must currently be enrolled in either an undergraduate program or a postgraduate program. The applicant must be a resident of the State of Rhode Island, and must also be enrolled in an approved foreign language program.

Key Information of Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows

Study Details

Area of Study

Foreign Language

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools


Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate

Award Amount


Number of Awards


Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows Timeline

January 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications usually open in early January.

April 2023

Submission Deadline

The deadline for applications is around the beginning of April.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: Undergraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: Rhode Island
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Recommendation letters
  • Financial Information
  • Grade transcript

How to ace the Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows


Demonstrate your dedication to foreign language learning

An applicant's level of commitment to studying a foreign language is one of the criteria that will be evaluated. Demonstrate in your application a strong interest in acquiring new foreign languages as this will show the committee that you are a worthy candidate.


Show how you will promote foreign languages

The selection of applicants is based on whether or not the applicant's planned course of study will result in a high level of fluency in a foreign language. Because of this, it is essential that you demonstrate how your course will contribute to the development of a high level of fluency in the chosen language.


Start your application early

Get right to work on your application as soon as you possibly can. If you get a head start on the process, you will have a lot of time on your hands to beat the deadline while still completing everything in an organized and thorough manner.


Take time on your application

While you are working on your application, make sure to take your time and do not rush. When you take your time with the application, you will have the opportunity to carefully review it multiple times before submitting it. Also, seek professional advice and guidance from your instructors and let them review your application.

How the Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows is Judged

Applicants will be evaluated based on their dedication to foreign language learning, and the likelihood that the proposed program of study will promote a high level of foreign language fluency. The scholarship wants to promote diversity in the languages studied, program types, and individuals receiving scholarships.

Why We Love the Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows


Available to many types of applicants

Not only can undergraduate and graduate students apply, but professors and educators can too. It’s open to residents of Rhode Island too.


Scholarship funds cover many costs

The scholarship may cover higher education expenses, which is often a burden on many. It is a great opportunity to complete your education without taking any loans.


Chance to win prestigious award

The Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Languages Fellows Program is a prestigious award.

5 Facts About Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows


Fellowship was established in 2007

Since its inception in 2007, the fellowship has been providing financial assistance to students of foreign languages studying in the state of Rhode Island.


Students of URI get preference

Because Beatrice S. Demers worked as a professor of foreign languages at the University of Rhode Island, therefore preference is given to students from that institution.


Applicants must submit letters of recommendation

Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation while submitting their application.


Applicants need not show financial need

Applicants to this Fellowship need not demonstrate any financial need.


No minimum GPA

There is no minimum grade point average required to be eligible for this scholarship.

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