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Apply Here for a Scholarship to Learn Slovak at The University of Pittsburgh's Summer Language Institute (SLI)!
Applications Due April 15, 2024 -- See below for application requirements.

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Overview of S-ACC Scholarship for Summer Study of Slovak Language & Culture


Each scholarship of up to $1,000 will be applied towards the payment of tuition to attend (in-person or online) The University of Pittsburgh's Summer Language Institute (SLI) to study Slovak language & culture. Upon special request, S-ACC will also consider granting a scholarship to attend an alternative Slovak language program (see "Additional Study Programs" under the "Scholarships" tab). All scholarship applicants must be U.S. citizens. Upon completion of the program, scholarship recipients will be asked to share reflections about their experiences, either live or through video, with S-ACC. The programs are open to students and motivated learners ages 18 and over.

Priority will be given to first-time scholarship applicants.

Description of the Summer Program at SLI

The University of Pittsburgh's Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) offers a unique intensive Slovak summer program that includes a study abroad option in Bratislava.

The Slavic department at the University of Pittsburgh prides itself on being a principal center for the teaching of Slovak language and culture in all of North America. SLI is the only US-based summer intensive program to offer Slovak at beginner through advanced levels.

The Summer Language Institute program for Slovak consists of:

- 6 weeks of intensive Slovak at SLI in Pittsburgh or online

- followed, if available, by 4 weeks of optional continued language study and cultural immersion in Bratislava

Please explore the SLI website for a detailed description: (overview of the program) (description of Slovak program)

SLI also offers scholarships for the summer program (information available on the SLI website), and we encourage students to apply for both an SLI as well as an S-ACC scholarship. 

SLI accepts undergraduates, graduates, and highly-motivated non-affiliated learners.

S-ACC Scholarship Application Requirements


In order to apply for a scholarship, please complete the following steps below. Applicants must be citizens of the United States. Application deadline is April 15th. Scholarship awards will be announced roughly 2 weeks after the application deadline.

Scholarship application materials must be emailed to with "SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION" in the subject line. Questions regarding this application may also be directed to

1. Apply to the summer program of your choice and provide proof of acceptance via a screenshot of an email or similar method.

2. Submit a copy of your university transcript(s).

3. Submit a copy of your resume, together with a photo which we may post on our website.

4. Compose an essay of roughly 250-500 words which answers the following question: Who are you (heritage, family, education, interests, career, activities, values, aspirations) and why are you interested in studying Slovak language and culture?

5. Submit one (and, if desired, two) letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, employer, colleague/leader of volunteer organization, or similar recommender.

6. S-ACC membership, participation, and volunteer work, as well as participation in other Slovak community activities and organizations, will be taken into consideration as part of the review of scholarship applications. 

7. Please fill out the form below.

Applicant Information

Thank you for your submission! We will notify you when we have received all application materials.

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