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Grants, Honors, Work & Research

After Graduation Work Opportunities

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (September deadline)

  • Lauren Ostrowski ('05)
  • Rachel Slough (’07)
  • Jason Roeschly ('11).

Spanish Ministry of Education Culture Assistant in Spain-academic year (rolling deadline from Jan. - March)

  • Kaitlyn O’Brien (’19)
  • Emma Lewis (’18)
  • Julie Lewis ('16)
  • Hannah Eby ('15)
  • Mary Tackett ('13)

US Department of State Consular Fellows Program (May deadline) - use your proficiency in Spanish as part of a national service program working in U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. The Consular Fellows Program is a limited non-career appointment of up to five years which directly supports the U.S. Department of State’s mission to provide overseas consular services which encompasses adjudicating visa applications of foreign citizens seeking to come to the United States to visit, study, or work, and assist U.S. citizens traveling or living abroad. New hires will be eligible to receive a bonus of up to 10% of their salary with a four-year service commitment, as well as the Student Loan Repayment Program.

Postbaccalaureate Opportunities

Research & Honors Opportunities

Advanced Directed Study (Spn 491) in Hispanic Studies

Research Honors in Hispanic Studies

IWU John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Sigma Delta Pi - National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society


Hispanic Studies Luis Leal Endowed Scholarship (May 15 deadline)

  • 2022 Peyton Kumpula ('24)
  • 2021 Shea Atkins (’23)
  • 2020 Avalon Bruno  (’22) & Colleen Palcynski (’22), postponed due to COVID-19
  • 2019 - Jessa Salvador ('22) 
  • 2018 - Yesenia Martinez Calderon ('20) & Nick Milcik ('20)
  • 2017 - Connor Simmons ('19)
  • 2016 - Kaitlyn O'Brien ('19) & Rachel Aron ('16);
  • 2015 - Marta Aguirre ('17);
  • 2014 - Thalia Novoa ('16) & Huyen Nguyen ('17)

IWU Study Abroad Scholarships

  • 2015 recipient Ruby Garcia ('17); 2013 - Jess Beringer ('15)

Andrew W. Mellon Humanities Scholar Grant (February/March deadline)

  • 2014 recipients Nathan Douglas ('15), Jordan Hosier ('15), Thalia Novoa ('16)

Other Opportunities

CIEE Teach Abroad in Chile, the Dominican Republic and Spain (rolling deadline)

Teach abroad with World Teach, available for summer, semester and year programs (April-Dec.)

IWU Advising Center post-graduate fellowships around the world and U.S.


Jessie Dixon - Chair of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures and Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

Department - World Languages, Literatures And Cultures