Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, was established in 1919 at the University of California, Berkeley.
A not for profit organization incorporated in the State of California, Sigma Delta Pi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and affiliated with the Modern Language Association and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
Students who are interested in petitioning for induction into the Society may e-mail Dr. Leigh Simone for a petition or may use the Electronic Petition Form . You will be notified of the date for the following induction.
Each summer Sigma Delta Pi awards two scholarships for study in Spain at the Estudio Nacional Sampere's centers in Madrid, Salamanca or El Puerto de Santa María and 18 scholarships at the Center for Bilingual Multicultural Studies of Cuernavaca, Mexico. Competition for these scholarships is open to undergraduate and graduate members of the Society.
Undergraduate Criteria: To be eligible to receive one of the awards listed above, an undergraduate student must:
Graduate Criteria: To be eligible to receive one of the awards listed above, a graduate student must:
A student may apply for only one scholarship. Previous winners may not apply.
All applications must be postmarked not later than Feb. 1. Those postmarked after this date will not be considered.
Winners will be notified on or about April 1.
Sigma Delta Pi Scholarships may be used soley for the purposes stated above, i.e., for study in Spain or Cuernavaca. They must be used during the summer for which they are awarded. Sigma Delta Pi Scholarships may not be used for research purposes only.
By Nov. 1, each scholarship winner must send a passport-size photograph and an essay of approximately 200 words in Spanish describing the experience of studying abroad to the executive secretary-treasurer.
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