2022 Student AwardsModern and Classical Languages

Undergraduate Awards

Excellence in the Chinese Minor

  • Snow Chen
  • Maria Forsyth
  • Hyungyu Jeon
  • Amber Spalek
  • Morgan Swindall
Meet the Awardees »

Excellence in the Chinese Major Studies

  • Linh Le
  • Felicity Gonzalez-Flores
  • Shirinay Kurban
  • Marissa Reed
Meet the Awardees »

Excellence in the French Minor

  • Karen Chongwa
  • Kendal Ferguson
  • Brooke Picciano
  • Jaime Pisa Sanz
  • Nadia Valdivia
Meet the Awardees »

Excellence in the French Major

  • Madeline L. Anderson
  • Jordyn Salmon
Meet the Awardees »

Excellence in Intermediate German

  • Anna Sophia Cline
  • Juli Luckabaugh
  • Ivan Mirinski
  • Matthew Zimmerman
Meet the Awardees »

Excellence in Advanced Italian

  • Maria Falzarano
  • Adrianna Guerrero
  • Nahom Ketema
Meet the Awardees »

Cesarina Horing Award

The Italian Cultural Society of Washington, DC, awards $200 to a student of George Mason University who is selected by the university's Italian language program faculty. The award is made possible by donations in honor of the late Cesarina Horing, former director of the Society’s Italian Language Program. It is entirely funded by the Fincantieri Marine Group.

  • Matthew McConnell
  • Timothy Schranck
Meet the Awardees »

The William Weaver Prize in Italian Studies

The William Weaver Prize in Italian Studies, which is a monetary prize in the amount of $1,000, recognizes the academic achievements of students who are minoring in Italian Studies.

  • Maeve Shumate
  • Brandy James
Meet the Awardees »

Outstanding Achievement in Elementary Russian

  • Bethany Hays
  • Elise Mertz
  • Lilian Mullins
  • Samantha Mumford
Meet the Awardees »

Outstanding Achievement in Intermediate Russian

  • Lyz Duesterhoeft
  • Elizabeth Fortson
  • Emily Jeong
  • Jett Liska
  • Olivia Marks
  • Anna Whelan
Meet the Awardees »

ACTR Post Secondary Russian Scholar Laureate Award

Sponsored by the American Council of Teachers of Russian

  • Paul Aubuchon
Meet the Awardees »

Excellence in the Spanish Major

  • Alyssa Bauer-Coan
  • Louis Hernández
  • Leah Pollack
  • Julia Romero
  • Gina Torres
Meet the Awardees »

Excellence in the Spanish Minor

  • Christopher Nicholson
  • Julia Hakeem
  • Kayla Herrera
  • Savannah Martincic
  • Kaylyn Matis
  • Alondra Ortega
  • Benjamin Oswalt
  • Kashaf Rashid
  • Michaela Reilly
  • Elizabeth Shope
  • Rachel Stevenson 
  • Maanvi Vij
Meet the Awardees »

Helen Ludwig Sehrt Scholarship

     The Helen Ludwig Sehrt Scholarship recognizes the academic achievements of students minoring in German. The scholarship was established in 2008 through the estate of Helen Ludwig Sehrt, a former professor of George Mason University.

  • Alex May
Meet the Awardees »

Phi Sigma Iota: International Foreign Language Honor Society, Inc.

  • Kholoud Al- Shaar
  • Snow Chen
  • Carolina Santiago Cintron
  • Helen Dang
  • Felicity Gonzalez-Flores
  • Alexis J Muniz
  • Kelley Roth
  • Fatimah Sultan
Meet the Awardees »

KAEF Scholarship in Korean Studies

This award was established in 2018 for supporting students who are pursuing either a minor or a major in Korean. 

  • Carma Elharazi
  • Yujung Sung
  • Nathan Walton
Meet the Awardees »

Excellence in the Korean Studies Minor

  • Nadia Salvi
  • Ada Cruz Baz
  • Madelyn Bender
  • Allen Bong
  • Hannah Brennan
  • Theodore Dubuque
  • Madeline Edwards
  • Alexys Ewing
  • Benjamin Harmon
  • Usher James
  • Jin Pak
  • Julie Wu
Meet the Awardees »

Excellence in the Korean Major

  • Berrios Alexandra
  • Caroline Buchholz
  • Kelly Byrd
  • Teresa Truc Do
  • Lara Garrity
  • Jaxon Myers
  • Shea Pearson
Meet the Awardees »

Excellence in the Arabic minor

  • Abigail Hawkins
  • Sara Mirbagheri
  • Payton Sinsabaugh
Meet the Awardees »

TECRO Huayu Enrichment Scholarships

These scholarships are an annual gift from the Taipei Economic And Cultural Relations Office for MCL students to study in Taiwan each summer in the hopes of enhancing their Chinese language skills.

  • Connor Brunson
  • Carma Elharazi
  • Ezekiel Flint
  • Kyung-Chang Moon
  • Margrit Quattrin
  • Helen Shi
  • Morgan Swindall
Meet the Awardees »

The Ogomori Award for Excellence in Japanese Cultural Studies

This award was established in Spring 2022 for a Japanese-minoring student through generous sponsorship of Ms Miho Ogomori in order to encourage future generations to pursue a career that will strengthen the relationship between the United States and Japan.

  • Ian Teng
Meet the Awardees »

The Mid-Atlantic Korean Speech Contest (MAKSC) Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes the most outstanding performance using the Korean language at the annual speech contest held among14 institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region. The grand prize is a full scholarship to study abroad in South Korea.

  • Fatimah Sultan
  • Tania Trott
Meet the Awardees »