Linda Rudoy Memorial Spanish Scholarship


Linda Rudoy (BA, 1983 / MA, 1986; University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa) studied and taught Spanish at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa for nearly twenty years. In her time at UHM Linda Rudoy touched hundreds of lives while teaching in the Spanish program. She will always be remembered for her gracious manner both in and outside of the classroom and for sharing her passion for the language and cultures of Spain and Latin America with her students. She was truly beloved by her students and colleagues alike.

As a tribute to her excellence in and dedication to teaching, the Linda Rudoy Memorial Spanish Scholarship has been created with the generous support of the Rudoy family. We are proud to continue her legacy through this scholarship designed to provide financial support to one or more outstanding UHM Spanish majors each year.

Learn how to donate to the Linda Rudoy Memorial Scholarship

Previous recipients of the Linda Rudoy Memorial Spanish Scholarship

Alicia Saxe – Abigail Barker  – Mariko Shimizu  – Anna Sachs  – Earl Higa  – Ariel Nault

Application criteria and Instructions

  • Be a declared Spanish major at UHM
  • Be a full-time continuing student (12 credits or more)
  • Minimum of 12 upper-division Spanish credits (300-400 levels) at UHM
  • Minimum GPA: 3.5 in Spanish; 3.0 overall
  • Up-to-date UHM transcript
  • Two letters of support from members of the Spanish Division faculty (sent via email to the address below)
  • Approved uses of the money: tuition, books, overseas study approved by Spanish Division
  • One document (pdf) including: (1) Your information (Name, UH ID #, Major, GPA in Spanish and overall, upper-division Spanish courses that you are taking/have completed; (2) Essay written IN SPANISH (300-500 words): explain why you deserve the scholarship and how you plan to use the funds; (3) Résumé of education, overseas experiences, extracurricular activities, honors, etc.

Selection committee: Members of the current UHM Spanish faculty
Submit the document as an attachment to the Spanish Undergraduate Advisor, Prof. Benito Quintana (


The Alwine & Jesse Doyle European Language Travel Grants

Department of Languages & Literatures of Europe & the Americas
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

The Alwine & Jesse Doyle European Language Travel Grants support University of Hawai`i at Mānoa
students who want to earn credits in one of the languages taught in the Department of Languages &
Literatures of Europe & the Americas (French, German, Ancient Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin,
Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish) at an accredited university in Europe.  Students who propose a
summer or semester of study at a European university where no UHM program exists should meet with
the advisor or division chair for that language before applying. Preference will be given to students
studying at the 200 level or above.  Preference for graduate awards will be given to LLEA students.

Awards range from $1,000 – $3,000; number of awards may vary.


  • Applicant must have a 3.0 GPA in the language to be studied
  • Applicant must have an overall 3.0 GPA
  • Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or classified graduate student in good standing

Application Procedure
Submit an application packet comprised of the following:

1- The Doyle Application form – LLEA, including:

  • Personal information
  • a 250-500 word essay describing:
    1. why you deserve the travel grant
    2. the proposed program of study
    3. how this travel grant will help you accomplish your academic goals
    4. your financial need and how you will supplement this grant with other funding to finance your trip

2- Copy of transcript from STAR

Save the pdf file with the name:  2015DOYLE_YourLastName.pdf and E-mail it together with your STAR transcript copy to

Additionally, applicant must request two letters of recommendation from faculty who teach at UH Mānoa.  Faculty must send the letters directly to the Doyle Selection Committee at



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