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.

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 – Marsalee Breakfield – Nathalie Ginapp – Brandon Quon –  Noah Perales Estoesta – Juan Romero – Ana B. González Hernando – Dante Delfino Ludia Park – Lucy Alba Pachón – Jon Iriondo-García – Jose Luis Castillo Flores – Ivette Olivares – Alan Cota – Reilly Seccia -Megan Fereira.

Application criteria and Instructions

  • Be a declared Spanish major (undergraduate or graduate) at UH Mānoa
  • Be a full-time continuing student (12 credits or more)
  • Minimum of 12 upper-division Spanish credits (300-400 levels) at UH Mānoa
  • Minimum GPA: 3.5 in Spanish coursework; 3.0 overall
  • Up-to-date UHM transcript (unofficial transcript is ok)
  • Two letters of support from members of the Spanish Division faculty (sent by recommender 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 as well as overall GPA, 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 listing your 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. Eric Thau (

Deadline: November 15, 2020


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