Who Can Apply: ISA offers $58,000 annually in scholarships to be used toward ISA Semester and Year programs in memory of Dr. Castañeda. These merit and financial need-based scholarships assist students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad.
Carlos E. Castañeda immigrated to the United States from Mexico with his family when he was in the sixth grade. Through immersion he quickly gained fluency in English and excelled in school. Orphaned at the age of 14, Carlos became the head of the household. While caring for 4 sisters he continued to educate himself and eventually enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin in 1917 where he earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees.
Winners of this scholarship will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which offers the recipient the chance to take photos, and add content to the ISA Student Blog as a Castañeda Correspondent. Additionally, students may become part of the offices abroad, based on the need of their particular ISA office. Full details of the internship opportunity will be provided to scholarship recipients.
In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship and Castañeda Correspondent Opportunity seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad.
Deadline: October 30, 2018