The Judith Marquis Rymer and Glenn Rymer Travel Award


The purpose of the Rymer Award, in the amount of $1000, is to provide financial support to undergraduate or graduate students for study abroad fees and travel expenses

Details and Eligibility

The Department of French and Italian and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese will alternate the disbursement of this award from year to year (SPPO will disburse the award in 2018, in 2020, etc.). The recipient must be enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences (undergraduate or graduate) and major in Spanish, Portuguese, French, or Italian. The recipient must be making good progress toward their degree, and priority will be given to non-native Spanish or Portuguese (or French or Italian during odd years) speakers who have not had many opportunities to study abroad. 


Applications must include:

  • a brief letter describing the study abroad program or travel in which the applicant plans to participate and the reasons for which they have chosen it;
  • a current cv or resume
  • a letter of support focused on the student's academic achievements from a professor. Letters may be submitted with the application or separately by the recommender to Elizabeth Wigal; and
  • a list of other funding for which they are also applying. 

Applications are due March 11, 2022
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Recipients will be selected by a committee of faculty from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.