Undergraduate Funding Opportunities

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) offers a variety of funding opportunities for undergraduate students entering or currently enrolled in one of its undergraduate programs.

The Panoramas Interns will assist Luis Bravo, webmaster for CLAS and Panoramas, with recording events, helping in the administration of CLAS social media, and other web and social media related activities. Interns will also be asked to write articles for Panoramas and work on special projects. Work hours will vary depending on the university schedule (work load will be about 10 hours a week). Note that interns may be asked to work on an occasional Saturday.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships are available to undergraduate students for the intensive study of Portuguese or an Amerindian language during the summer.

David Houston was an economics professor and political activist at the University of Pittsburgh for more than 40 years. To honor a teacher who directed his scholarly attention to issues of social justice throughout his career, former students and colleagues of Dr. Houston, who died in 2008, have created a fund to make awards to students whose academic interests and career plans focus on human rights and social justice, particularly in Latin America.

Undergraduates currently enrolled in the CLAS certificate are welcome to apply. The recipient of the fellowship will be required to work approximately fifteen hours per week during the fall and spring terms. [Deadline: First Monday of March]

The Undergraduate Teaching Award offers undergraduates the opportunity to enrich their educational experience, enhance their resumé, and receive a cash award of $750. [Deadline: First Monday in October for the Spring / First Monday in March for the Fall.]

During her distinguished career at CLAS, Shirley Kregar, always a fervent advocate for international study, mentored hundreds of students in their quest to gain cross-cultural experience. [Deadline: First Monday in March]

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is very pleased to announce the opening of the competition for the Violeta F. Rodríguez Scholarships for international study abroad. [Deadline: First Monday in March]