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EIU Latin American Studies


This award honors students who have declared the minor before or at the beginning of the academic year when the award is given and who have demonstrated academic excellence in the Latin American Studies (LAS) minor at Eastern Illinois University. Applicants for the award must provide both a written statement of no more than one page describing why he or she is deserving of the award and a copy of a class project (essay, research paper or other creative, scholarly work) that illustrates significant achievement in LAS course work (e.g., an essay with a minimum of 1,200 words in Spanish or 1,600 in English).

Awards will be given annually and in varying amounts depending on funds available for distribution.  Recipients will present their essays in the Spring LAS reception. Materials should be submitted electronically, in Microsoft Word format, to Dr. Carlos Amaya, by Thursday, March26th,  2020.

** Students who have previously received this award are not eligible.

Past winners LAS Academic Excellence Award

2011 Juan César García
2012 Amanda Korduck

2017 Pamela Padilla




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