Phi Sigma Iota, the International Foreign Language Honors Society, was founded in 1922 to recognize outstanding ability and attainments in the study of foreign languages, and to foster the learning of foreign languages and the spirit of liberal culture. The crest at left reads, Philotês, Spoudê, Idiôma, "Friendship, Scholarship, Language" and its motto is "To understand others is to understand oneself, one's culture, and one's heritage." Phi Sigma Iota awards scholarships, fellowships, and grants to students and faculty to complete scholarly programs in foreign languages, literatures, and cultures.
Induction into ECU's Sigma Upsilon Chapter, established in 1969, represents our highest academic honor in the field of foreign languages. Students must be juniors or seniors majoring or minoring in a foreign language discipline, possess a minimum 3.0 GPA in foreign language courses and 3.0 overall.
Membership: Initiation into the Sigma Upsilon chapter is $45. The fee includes a three-year membership in the international honor society as well as six issues of the society's journal, The Forum. Additional benefits of membership and details are available on the Phi Sigma Iota Homepage. New members are inducted in the fall and in the spring and are recognized at the departmental awards ceremony. For more information, contact Dr. Frédéric Fladenmuller (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honor Society, seeks to recognize excellence in the study of German and to provide an incentive for higher scholarship. The Society aims to promote the study of the German language, literature and civilization and endeavors to emphasize those aspects of German life and culture which are of universal value and which contribute to man's eternal search for peace and truth. The society offers grants and scholarships to students interested in pursuing graduate work in German.
Induction into ECU's Eta Mu Chapter, established in 2005, represents our highest academic honor in the field of German Studies. Students must be juniors or seniors majoring or minoring in German, possess a minimum 3.25 GPA in German and 2.75 overall. Members should be interested in the continuing study of German language and literature (not necessarily graduate school).
A lifetime membership fee of $25 must accompany each application for initiation into the Society. Each new member receives an embossed membership certificate and a copy of the Delta Phi Alpha Bulletin. Additional information is available on the Delta Phi Alpha Homepage. New members are inducted in the spring at the departmental awards ceremony. For more information, contact Dr. Birgit Jensen (email@example.com).
James Fleming, who served as department chair from 1945-70, made the initial gift that endowed the scholarship. Marguerite Perry, who was department chair from 1975-81, contributed an additional gift in 1990.
Students majoring in either French, German, or Spanish are eligible. They must be nominated by the appropriate Curriculum Committee. The amount and number of the scholarships vary from year to year.
In order to be considered for the award, students must meet the following criteria:
The ECU German Studies Priority Fund recognizes students' academic achievements and outstanding commitment to the study of the German language and culture at ECU. The Fund is intended to provide supplementary financial support for eligible majors and minors in the ECU German program who wish to advance their studies or research in German. The number and amount of awards may vary depending on the performance of the account and the quality and quantity of applications received.
The ECU German Studies Fund Committee, made up of German faculty and at least one reviewer not housed in the German program, will review applications for the award. Each applicant will receive notification in writing regarding the status of his/her application as soon as possible after the review. Eligibility. To be considered for an award, you must:
Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received the ECU German Studies Fund Award and who are pursuing a BA or BS in German. A complete application includes:
Each year certificates of merit are presented to students in the lower-level language classes. In order to be considered for the award, students must meet the following criteria:
The Foreign Language Association of North Carolina sponsors a scholarship to honor a prospective foreign language educator. The applicant will receive $1,000 toward tuition, and free registration to the FLANC Annual Conference. The award was renamed in 1995 upon the occasion of the retirement of Manolita Buck to honor her long service in teacher education at ECU.
In order to be considered for the award, candidates must meet the following criteria:
This scholarship is not awarded by our department. Interested applicants should review the FLANC Awards information and contact our Coordinator of BS Teacher Education Programs, Laura Levi Altstaedter, for application information.