Area studies centers award $205,000 in FLAS Fellowships for summer study

June 13, 2019
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The East Asian Studies Center, Center for Slavic and East European Studies, and Center for Latin American Studies at The Ohio State University have awarded Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship grants to 28 Ohio State students to support intensive language study during the summer term. More than $205,000 in awards will support 20 graduate students and eight undergraduate students to develop language fluency in Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Peru, Russia, South Korea, Ukraine and the United States. Funding for FLAS Fellowships comes from the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act.
Students will complete the equivalent of a full year of language study in an intensive program (usually 6-10 weeks long) during the summer 2019 term. The fellowship covers up to $5,000 of the language program’s tuition, provides a $2,500 stipend, and in some instances, up to $1,000 towards international travel. The Graduate School provides each center with up to two tuition and fee awards to use during the summer to cover a graduate student’s Ohio State tuition. Students can study at programs in the United States or overseas depending on the language that they are studying and level.
The East Asian Studies Center awarded eight graduate students funding to study in China and South Korea. The Center for Slavic and East European Studies awarded five graduate students and seven undergraduate students funding to support studies in Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Ukraine. The Center for Latin American Studies awarded seven graduate students and one undergraduate funding to support training in Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and the United States. 

Summer 2019

East Asian Studies Center

  • Graduate Students
    • Justine Franklin, Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics and Interdisciplinary East Asian Studies (China)*
    • Makenna Grace, East Asian Languages & Literatures (China)
    • Sarah Jantuah-Agyeman, East Asian Languages & Literatures (China)
    • Jessica Jourdan, East Asian Languages & Literatures (China)
    • Erin Lucas, East Asian Languages & Literatures (China)*
    • EmmaLi Mahall, East Asian Languages & Literatures (China)
    • Bethany Martens, Education: Teaching and Learning (South Korea)
    • Travis Telzrow, East Asian Languages & Literatures (China)

Center for Slavic and East European Studies

  • Graduate Students
    • Sarah Craycraft, Comparative Studies (Sofia, Bulgaria)*
    • Andrew Fredricks, Slavic and East European Studies (Kiev, Ukraine)*
    • Brandon Harvey, Slavic and East European Studies (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
    • Steven Kenworthy, Slavic and East European Studies (Kiev, Ukraine)*
    • Mackenzie Weiler, Political Science (Astana (Nur-sultan), Kazakhstan)
  • Undergraduate Students
    • Victoria Andreev, Business and Russian (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
    • Henry Hinton, Electrical Engineering and Russian (Moscow, Russia)
    • Helen McHenry, International Studies and Russian (Moscow, Russia)
    • Connor McNamara, Geography and Russian (Moscow, Russia)
    • Mitchell Patterson, International Studies and Russian (Moscow, Russia)
    • Joe Sullivan, International Studies and Russian (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)
    • William Zadeskey, International Studies and Russian (Saint Petersburg, Russia)

Center for Latin American Studies

  • Graduate Students
    • Julian Baldemira, Spanish and Portuguese (Brazil)
    • Justin Bland, Spanish and Portuguese (Peru)
    • Noah Diewald, Linguistics (Ecuador)
    • Mark Kolat, Spanish and Portuguese (Ecuador)
    • Alanna Radlo-Dzur, History of Art (University of Utah)
    • Caroline Shipley, Spanish and Portuguese (Peru)
    • Julianne Stamer, Latin American Studies (Peru)*
  • Undergraduate Students
    • Jaret Waters, Economics and Spanish and Portuguese (Brazil)

* = The Graduate School Provided Tuition and Fee Award