The Donald E. Lenfest Award in Spanish

Donald E. Lenfest was an expert in historical linguistics, who started teaching at OWU in 1969. He served as Director of the Critical Language Program and chaired the Dept. of Modern Foreign Languages from 1994 until 2007 when he passed away.  The Donald E. Lenfest Award grants up to $1,000 to students planning to spend a semester at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, to serve as a "cultural ambassador" during their time abroad and assist the director of the OWU Pamplona program upon their return. For more information, please contact the Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

 Requirements (at time of application):
Sophomore, junior, or senior status
Declared major or minor in Spanish
Minimum overall GPA of 2.8 and a minimum of 3.5 in Spanish

Recipients of the award are chosen by the Spanish faculty in the Dept. of World Languages & Cultures in consultation with the Director of Financial Aid.


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Chair:  Andrea Colvin
Associate Professor of World Languages and Cultures
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Academic Assistant: Beth Fedoush