Kor Memorial Scholarship

Starting in 2000 (1) the Klingon Language Institute has offered a scholarship awarded as an academic award to students of linguistics each year. This scholarship was named after the Klingon character Kor. The scholarship had a value of 500 USD and was given to college students majoring in language-related field. The purpose of the Kor Memorial Scholarship is to recognize and encourage scholarship in fields of language study. Familiarity with Klingon or other constructed languages is not required, however creative and innovative applicants are preferred.

According to the KLI's website quoted below(2), final determination was reached by a committee made up of the KLI Director - i.e. Lawrence M. Schoen - and a changing selection of qualified language specialists). Formal announcement of each year's recipient is made at the annual conference of the KLI, the qep'a', and the KLI's journal HolQeD.



The scholarship of that year was awarded to Andrew Strader(3), co-translator of Hamlet.


The third scholarship was awarded to Alina Evelyn Twist, Arizona. She was going to assist the community of Mutsun speakers working to reclaim their linguistic heritage (4). She got her Ph. D. in 2006 (5). Today, she is a professor in the Languages department at University of Arizona(6).



Nominations are invited from academic department chairs/heads and/or deans. Each may submit only one undergraduate and one graduate nomination for consideration per award year.

Criteria and Considerations

All nominees must be full-time students at the time of the award and in a program leading to a degree in a field of language study. Nominees must show evidence of academic accomplishment and enjoy the high regard and respect of their supervising faculty.


Each nominee must submit an application which includes all of the following:
  • A nominating letter from the chair, head, or dean profiling the indvidual's relevant accomplishments to date as well as potential or expected achievements.
  • Two additional letters of recommendation from departmental faculty.
  • A brief statement from the nominee regarding his/her goals and purpose with respect to the selected course of study.
  • A résumé or C.V. highlighting the nominee's education, experience, awards, community service, and references.

Incomplete applications will be discarded without consideration. All materials must be received by June 1st of the award year.

Note that this webpage(7) contains all the information necessary for completing an application for our scholarship. We will not respond to requests for more information, additional scholarship details, or application forms. Everything you need is right here.

See also


1 : Message from Lawrence M. Schoen to the mailinglist on Mon, 25 Oct 1999

2 , 7 : Scholarship page on Web.Archive, written 24 april 2001

3 : HolQeD 9:3, September 2000, p. 16

4 : HolQeD 11:3, September 2002, p. 13

5 : Alumni, 1974-2015 on homepage of University of Arizona

6 : RateMyProfessors.Com, retrieved 11 August 2015

Category: KLI    Latest edit: 12 Dec 2015, by MarcZankl    Created: 11 Aug 2015 by KlingonTeacher
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