The Arthur L. Campa Scholarship for Latino Studies is an endowed fund that supports undergraduate study in Spanish at the University of Denver. The scholarship is awarded primarily for those studying abroad in a Spanish-speaking Latin American country.

Generally, the academic year that the award covers must include a research component. This might entail such activities as interpreted site visits (historical sites, museums, sites associated with an author); research in libraries or archives; participation in cultural events or in a conference; gathering of testimony or oral history; attendance at traditional urban or village festivals; purposeful contact with indigenous peoples; and other similar activities that enhance one’s command of Spanish and one’s understanding of the Latino world. 


  • DU Spanish major 
  • Must have taken at least one course at the 3000 level 
  • Demonstrated financial need 
  • Involvement in the Latino community, through community service, service learning 

The deadline for application submission typically occurs during the month of April. 

To apply, students must fill out the departmental scholarship application form. This is available via MyDU early in the calendar year. At that time, we will also post details here regarding any additional application requirements and processes from the department.

The amount of the scholarship varies from year to year depending on the number of students awarded and availability of funds. Typically awarded amounts are between $500 and $2000.

Additional questions should be directed to Salvador Mercado, at