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Scholarship for Study in Spain 


The Tammy E. Schaeffer Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship for Spanish Majors and Minors who plan to study abroad in a  

Spanish-speaking country

summer 2012, fall 2012 or the following spring 2013


The Tammy E. Schaeffer Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by her family to honor Tammy Schaeffer who passed away in August of 2005.  Tammy was a 1990 Eastern graduate with a life passion for the Spanish language and culture. Tammy, a customs and border protection officer with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Service, developed an intensive mandatory program that trains border patrol officers to speak Spanish before they are sent to the country’s southern border. This program allowed this young woman to combine her two loves, Spanish language and teaching. To honor her memory and commitment, her classroom at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Georgia, now bears her name.


 This $2,500 award will be given to one deserving student each year to help defray the cost of studying abroad in a Spanish-speaking country.  


To be eligible, you must be taking or have taken third-year level Spanish and have a ‘B’ average in your Spanish courses. 


Please fill out an ECSU Foundation Competitive Scholarship Application and write an additional essay discussing your commitment to the Spanish language and culture.  The Competitive Scholarship Application must be typed or you can use the fillable pdf form found at

You may complete it online and then print it out. 


Note:  If you have already filled out the Competitive Scholarship Application this past fall please call Brenda Schiavetti at 465-5302 so she can forward your application and reference letters to the Modern Language Department.


Additional essay:  Please type a one-page, essay in English describing what your commitment to Spanish will lead to socially and /or personally.


Deadline for all applications is March 15.


Please submit all paperwork to:

Dr. Kin Chan

Department of World Languages and Cultures

Webb Hall, Room 223

83 Windham Street

Willimantic, CT  06226