College of Liberal Arts Student Scholarships and Awards

In addition to university scholarships and financial aid, the College of Liberal Arts offers more than 100 college and departmental awards and scholarships. 

The following are just a few of the scholarships available to College of Liberal Arts students. 

  • The Donald Parsons Endowed Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding College of Liberal Arts student in any year who demonstrates financial need.
  • The Ellen Stover Northup Award in International Studies is a need-based scholarship awarded to outstanding College of Liberal Arts students to assist with the costs of studying abroad for one semester, with preference given to students studying abroad for the first time.
  • The James H. Glackin Scholarship is a need-based scholarship for first-year students who exhibit academic achievement in the College of Liberal Arts.
  • The Jane D. Mackler Scholarship is awarded to first-year, sophomore and junior students who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.
  • The Marie Rittenhouse Masters Scholarship is awarded to College of Liberal Arts students who graduated from the Philadelphia public school system and demonstrate academic achievement.
  • The Nadia Kravchenko Award is given to a nontraditional College of Liberal Arts student pursuing his or her bachelor’s degree.

Learn more about College of Liberal Arts scholarships

Department Scholarships

Department scholarship and award recipients are selected by the department faculty each year. If you have questions regarding departmental awards, contact your faculty advisor.

Pan American Association of Philadelphia

Latin American Studies majors may apply for scholarships with the Pan American Association of Philadelphia. For a complete list of departmental and college-level awards and scholarships you may be eligible for, please visit the College of Liberal Arts Awards and Scholarships page.

Students applying for any of the Pan American Association Scholarships must

  • be nominated by a Latin American Studies-affiliated professor acquainted with the student;
  • demonstrate superior academic performance;
  • major in Latin American or related studies, including Spanish or Portuguese languages; and
  • participate in extracurricular activities or have demonstrated experience related to Latin American countries.

The Pan American Association of Philadelphia offers the following scholarship opportunities.

  • The Alejandro Reyes Award is a $5,000 award given to undergraduate students in their junior year to be used toward expenses incurred in their senior year in a college or university of the Delaware Valley.
  • The Carmelita Manning Community Service Award is given to an undergraduate student exemplifying the spirit of public service in either Latin America or the Greater Philadelphia Latino community. The $5,000 award is intended to challenge students to participate in the community and help nurture a sense of global social responsibility and duty. It is given to undergraduate students in their first, second or third year of college to be used toward expenses attending a college or university of the Delaware Valley area.
  • The Pan American Association of Philadelphia Graduating Senior Award is a $250 award given to academically excellent seniors majoring in Latin American Studies.
  • The Irene Rivera Diaz Award was established to honor the memory of Irene Rivera Diaz, who was born in Mexico and immigrated to Texas as a young child with her family. She was an active community volunteer, committed to serving the working poor and increasing educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth. The award is a need-based $5,000 scholarship given to undergraduate students in their first, second or third year of college to be used toward expenses attending a college or university of the Delaware Valley area.

Financial Aid

Follow these steps to apply for financial aid. Learn how your student status affects your financial aid options and application process. Read about your educational grant and loan options.

Contact Student Financial Services at sfs@temple.edu or 215-204-2244 with any questions you might have.

Federal Stafford Loans

Applying for federal Stafford loans requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). At Temple University, unsubsidized Stafford loans are available to full-time students up to a maximum amount of $20,500 annually.

Federal Work-study

Eligibility for the Federal Work-study Program is based on the applicant’s need as determined by the information on the applicants FAFSA. In addition, students must be enrolled at least half time and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Students are paid biweekly for hours worked.

Learn aid, scholarship and work-study options at Student Financial Services.

Questions

For more information or if you have questions about scholarships and awards in the College of Liberal Arts, contact 
Hannah McEwen, academic advisor, Center for Academic Advising & Professional Development. 
Email: hanna.mcewen@temple.edu