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Modern Languages & Literatures Department Gift Fund
To support programs of the Modern Languages & Literatures Department including, but not limited to faculty research, student-faculty research, curriculum development, special teaching needs, service needs, conference participation, special events, and other opportunities as they arise.

Francisco Jiménez Scholar Award
This award recognizes outstanding accomplishment by a rising senior, first-generation student who represents Professor Jiménez’ indefatigable passion for learning and compassion for others. A preference will be given to students majoring or minoring in Modern Languages, Ethnic Studies, or Latin American Studies with future plans to become a teacher, writer, scholar.

Dr. Victor and Julia Botto Vari Italian Studies Initiative Fund
Activities, programs, research to 1) stimulate interdisciplinary research in the local academic community, 2) invite Italian scholars, writers, poets, musicians, etc. to campus, 3) offer conferences, seminars, and lectures on Italian culture for the University and regional community, 4) attract Italian leaders in the community to become more involved in the Initiative.

Celeste Fritchle Modern Languages and Literatures Prize Fund
Established in 2003 by the friends and family of the late Celeste Fritchle, a longtime University staff member, this award is given by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures to a junior or senior student with a declared major in modern languages and literatures who has excelled in the study of more than one foreign language.

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