Kansas World Language Association

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One $500 scholarship is awarded each year in honor of Ermal Garinger, a long-time leader of the association and dedicated member of the profession, who touched many lives through his teaching and service at the University of Kansas.

The candidate must be an outstanding Kansas high school senior who will enroll in a foreign language class their freshman year at an accredited college or university OR a graduated ex-student who is currently a freshman and enrolled in a foreign language class in an accredited university. The candidate must be nominated by a current member of KSWLA.

At the annual KSWLA Conference, the organization will present a $500 cash scholarship to the award recipient. Complimentary meals will be provided to recipient and parents at conference luncheon.

Nomination Process:
The student's teacher fills out the online nomination form (below), and the student submits to the KSWLA Past President a brief written narrative, explaining why he or she desires to continue foreign language studies. Deadline for nomination is June 15th. For further information, contact the KSWLA Past President.


When you click on the SUBMIT button below, your nomination is only HALF complete. Remember that the student must submit (to the Past President, by either e-mail or mail) a brief written narrative explaining why he or she desires to continue foreign language studies. Do not hesitate to contact the KSWLA Past President with any questions.

You must click on the SUBMIT BUTTON below in order for your nomination to be sent. Do not leave this page without clicking on the SUBMIT button, as your nomination will be lost.

Thank you for your Garinger Scholoarship nomination. You will be contacted by the KSWLA Past President (see the 'Executive Council' page on KSWLA.ORG) regarding this nomination.
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