Matt Shoup


  • Enrolled in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts
  • Enrolled or accepted in a CSU approved Study Abroad program for the first time
  • Demonstrate financial need as established by the Office of Student Financial Services of CSU
  • Maintain a cumulative 2.75 GPA at CSU and a 3.0 GPA in Spanish classes
  • Express intent and interest in studying in Spain - demonstrated by answering the following questions: a) Have you been accepted to study in Spain and where will you be studying? b) How will scholarship funds be utilized? Is your study abroad experience largely dependent on awards and scholarship? If you do not receive scholarship, how will you fund the experience? Please detail any financial need and bridge the scholarship will create. c) Based on your knowledge of the history, culture, language and people of Spain, how will studying abroad in Spain enrich your personally and professionally? d) Are there any other factors or things you would like to share in regard to your desire to study abroad?
  • The recipient(s), upon return from the study in Spain, shall submit a post-study abroad report to the donor, or his representative as well as to the Foreign Languages & Literatures department in the College of Liberal Arts


Matthew P. Shoup is a CSU alumnus who graduated in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and Human Development and Family Studies. He studied abroad in Alcala' de Henares, Spain through the CSU Study Abroad Program in spring 2002. Matthew's experiences with the language, culture, history, and people left him with a permanent passion for spain. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide CSU students, who may not have had the opportunity to study abroad in Spain due to financial constraints, the opportunity to do so. Upon return from study in Spain, recipients of the Matt Shoup Spain Study Abroad Scholarship are required to submit a post-study abroad report to the Donor, or his representative, as well as to the Foreign Languages and Literatures department in the College of Liberal Arts.