Source: Funding Opportunities for Language Learning

Oswalt Endangered Language Grant
Berkeley graduate students (in any department) are invited to apply for funding for linguistic fieldwork on endangered languages. This funding comes through the Robert L. Oswalt Graduate Student Support Endowment for Endangered Language Documentation, given in memory of Robert L. Oswalt (PhD UC Berkeley, 1961) by his widow and sons. It is restricted to Berkeley graduate students for linguistic fieldwork on endangered languages (anywhere in the world).
Maximum Award: $5,000
Eligibility: Berkeley graduate students.
Deadline: Nov. 13, 2015
http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/~survey/resources/funding.php

Undergraduate Arabic Language Flagship Program Solicitation
The Institute of International Education (IIE) has provided application materials for the development of an Undergraduate Arabic Language Flagship Program. The Language Flagship is a major initiative of the National Security Education Program (NSEP). All Arabic Flagship students are required to participate for one year in the Arabic Overseas Flagship Program at Alexandria University in Egypt. This yearlong program is typically referred to as a “capstone overseas” experience, and involves direct enrollment in academic courses offered at Alexandria University alongside peers whose first language is Arabic, guided tutoring, and internships or other service-learning activities that provide students the opportunity to use the language in a professional environment. Admission to the capstone program is determined by standards set by the Flagship Council of Directors, which include a minimum ILR 2/ACTFL Advanced proficiency level as the benchmark to qualify for yearlong overseas study in the Flagship Program.
Eligibility: Arabic Flagship students.
Maximum Award: IIE anticipates making one or two awards of up to $60,000 for a planning-and-development period and up to $300,000 per year for the following two years; the successful applicant will be eligible for an additional three years of grant support contingent upon success of the initial grant and the appropriation of funds
Deadline: Nov. 20, 2015
http://www.thelanguageflagship.org

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the U.S. and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the U.S. at every level of language learning.The 14 CLS languages are Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.
Eligibility: U.S. citizens enrolled in U.S. accredited undergraduate or graduate programs.
Maximum Award: Fully funded overseas program
Deadline: Nov. 23, 2015
http://www.clscholarship.org

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program
The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program was established by Congress in October 2002 in response to the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The program is funded through the U.S. Department of State and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) to provide scholarships for high school students from countries with significant Muslim populations to spend up to one academic year in the U.S. Students live with host families, attend high school, engage in activities to learn about American society and values, acquire leadership skills, and help educate Americans about their countries and cultures. Starting in 2009, the YES Abroad program was established to provide a similar experience for U.S. students (15–18 years) to spend an academic year in select YES countries.
Eligibility: U.S. students from ages 15–18.
Maximum Award: Fully funded overseas program
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2015
www.yes-abroad.org

Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher AwardsEligibility: Nominees must be legal residents of the U.S. who teach or have taught K–12, college, or university. All grade levels and subjects are eligible.
Maximum Award: $10,000
Deadline: Dec. 13, 2015
http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/awards/sondheim/

The Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship
The Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship honors three Michigan public school teachers who were fired for no other reason than their refusal to pay union dues.
One $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to the education student who best exemplifies the dedication to principle and high professional standards of Carol Applegate, Kay Jackson, and Dr. Anne Parks. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of scholastic ability. Applicants must also demonstrate potential for the successful completion of the educational requirements in a college or university department of education program and the potential for a successful application for a teaching license; submit a transcript of grades; and demonstrate an understanding of the principles of voluntary unionism and the problems of compulsory unionism in relation to education by writing an original essay of approximately 500 words.
Eligibility: Applicants are limited to graduate or undergraduate students majoring in education in institutions of higher learning throughout the U.S. Officers, directors, and employees of the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, or the National Right to Work Committee, members of the Selection Review Committe, and their families are not eligible.
Maximum Award: $1,000
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2015
http://www.nilrr.org/resources/scholarship-application/

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX)
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program was
established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy. Secondary school students, ages 15–18, live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany. Young professionals (undergraduates) and high school graduates of vocational studies, ages 18–24, study and participate in practical training.
Eligibility: Open to U.S. citizens age 15–18 with at least a 3.0 GPA.
Maximum Award: Full cost of the year abroad (valued at over $10,000).
Deadline: Between December 2014 and February 2015 depending on region.
http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org

The American Youth Leadership Program
The American Youth Leadership Program offers opportunities for American high school students and educators to travel abroad on a three- to four-week-long exchange program to gain firsthand knowledge of foreign cultures and to collaborate on solving global issues. Academic and experiential educational exchange programs focus on dialogue and debate, leadership development, and community service.
Eligibility: Open to students between the ages of 15 and 17. Additional eligibility requirements vary by host country.
Maximum Award: Full cost of program.
Deadline: Application deadlines vary by program.
http://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/youth-leadership-programs

Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges
Brief Summary

NEH Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges grants are intended to strengthen and enrich humanities education and scholarship at community colleges or in community-college systems. Grants are used to enhance the humanities content of existing programs, develop new programs, or lay the foundation for more extensive endeavors in the future.

Go Abroad China Chinese Program Scholarship
Each year, thousands of dollars in Go Abroad China scholarships will be given to Chinese program participants who submit application materials demonstrating high academic achievement and financial need. Please see scholarship details below.

Awards: One-year programs up to $2,000
Semester programs up to $800
Eligibility: Students in a GAC semester or one-year study programs in China are eligible for the scholarships.
Criteria: GAC scholarships will be awarded to students based on the following: cost of the program; financial need; quality of required personal statement and scholarship essay; academic record; and letter of recommendation, etc.
Deadline: All documents must be received at least two weeks before the appropriate program start date.
http://www.goabroadchina.org

The American Youth Leadership Program
The American Youth Leadership Program offers opportunities for American high school students and educators to travel abroad on a three- to four-week-long exchange program to gain firsthand knowledge of foreign cultures and to collaborate on solving global issues. Academic and experiential educational exchange programs focus on dialogue and debate, leadership development, and community service.
Eligibility: Open to students between the ages of 15 and 17. Additional eligibility requirements vary by host country.
Maximum Award: Full cost of program.
Deadline: Application deadlines vary by program. See website. http://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/youth-leadership-programs

The Gale/Library Media Connection TEAMS Award
The Gale/Library Media Connection TEAMS Award recognizes and encourages the critical collaboration between the teacher and media specialist to promote learning and increase student achievement. The awards are given every two years.
Maximum Award: $2,500 (U.S.) cash award; Gale products (approximate value $500 U.S.); a one-year subscription to Library Media Connection; and Educator’s Professional Bookshelf (approximate value $500 U.S.) from Linworth Publishing.
Eligibility: All K-12 public and private schools in the United States and Canada.
http://www.galeschools.com/TEAMS/

Free Spanish Books from LEF
The Literacy Empowerment Foundation is offering free Spanish book sets for classroom use. The books are intended to be a valuable tool in your efforts to help the next generation of Americans. While the books are free, shipping is 68¢ per book.
Maximum Award: LEF encourages you to order as many sets as you need.
Eligibility: These books are only available to schools, teachers, and nonprofit groups.
Deadline: None
http://www.lefbooks.org/free-spanish-books/

Barnes and Noble Grants
Barnes and Noble booksellers is considering requests for grants from nonprofit organizations that focus on art, literacy, or education (K-12). Applicants must have a plan for promoting the grants program with Barnes and Noble and must be willing to work with the local stores on in-store programming.
Maximum Award: Varies
Eligibility: Nonprofits that focus on art, literacy, or education (K-12)
http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/our_company/sponsorship/Sponsorship_mai

Do Something Seed Grants
Do Something Seed Grants can be used towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started, or to jump-start programs and realize ideas for the first time. These grants can also be used towards projects that are already developed and sustainable, towards the next steps of the project and organization to help as the project expands.
Maximum Award: $500
Eligibility: U.S. or Canadian citizens aged 25 or under
http://www.dosomething.org/grants/faq

School for International Training Awards
Every year, School for International Training (SIT) awards approximately $750,000 in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students. More than 80% of students who complete the scholarship application process receive an SIT scholarship or grant. Students applying to summer and fall 2013 programs can begin submitting SIT scholarship materials after the January 15, 2013 opening date for applications. There is no separate SIT scholarship application to complete.
It is SIT's goal to make study abroad opportunities affordable for a diverse group of students from colleges and universities across the U.S. Financial need is a primary consideration in the awarding process.
• SIT scholarships and grants are available for all terms of study: semester, summer, and academic year.
• Individual awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.
• SIT scholarships and grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
SIT's Financial Assessment form must be submitted to your home institution's financial aid office before your SIT program's admissions deadline.
http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/scholarships