Lead with Languages recently announced the winners of its "Why Learn a Language" scholarship contest. Twenty-five winners received $1,000 toward a summer youth immersion program at Concordia Language Villages by submitting a video explaining why learning a language is important to them.
Recipients of the scholarship came from 10 states, stretching from Minnesota to Alaska and New York. The students will be studying eight different languages this summer. Of the 25 awardees—including several first-time campers—19 will be attending a two-week session, and six will be attending a four-week session to earn high school credit—one of whom will be participating in a high school credit abroad session.
Lead with Languages, an initiative of the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) seeks to raise awareness across the U.S. and motivate people to take action around the rapidly rising importance of language skills to a wide array of careers—and to our nation’s economy, national security and international standing. The ultimate goal of Lead with Languages is to inspire a new generation of Americans competent in other languages and cultures and fully equipped to compete and succeed in a global economy.
To read more about this scholarship and see the list of awardees, visit the Lead with Languages website. You can also view the winning video entries on the Concordia Language Villages YouTube channel.