Resources and Opportunities

Application for the Olga Foltz Memorial Summer Language Scholarship.

Applicants must complete the attached form and submit it to Rev. Joseph Loya, OSA, PhD, director of Russian Area Studies. Deadlines for the next round of scholarships are to be determined. Check back soon for updates.

Past Recipients of the Olga Foltz Scholarship:

Lucy Minicozzi-Wheeland, Class of 2019 was awarded the Olga Folz Memorail Scholorship by the Russian Area Studies Faculty. Lucy will attend the Middlebury School of Russian Language Summer 2018.

Shannon Megrue, Class of 2015 and Matthew Thorp, Class of 2015 were awarded the Olga Foltz Memorial Scholarship by the Russian Area Studies Faculty. Shannon attended the Russian Language Institute at Bryn Mawr College over the summer of 2014. Matthew Thorpe attended a program in Russia,


Summer Abroad

Designed to expose students to the richness of Russian culture, including contemporary society, popular culture, history, opera, ballet, architecture, and theater, this three-week summer course will take students to Moscow and St. Petersburg. Click here for more information.  

2018 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

The U. S. Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2018 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical need foreign languages. The CLS Program provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.  

Applications will be due November 16, 2018.  Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply.

The application is available online at

Contact Information

Rev. Joseph Loya, OSA, PhD
Director, Russian Area Studies
Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
Phone: 610-519-7243

Ms. Joyce Harden
Administrative/Events Assistant
Office: Garey 036
Phone: 610-519-6302