Pedro Díaz Seijas Memorial Scholarship

Pedro Díaz Seijas Memorial Scholarship

Pedro Díaz Seijas was a noted Venezuelan writer, scholar, essayist, and literary critic. He was a member of many cultural organizations in Venezuela and abroad and served as the director of the Venezuelan Royal Academy of Language and director of Cultural Affairs at Simón Rodríguez University in Caracas. He did his studies at the Instituto Pedagógico de Caracas and Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Pedro Díaz Seijas is the author of more than twenty books, among them Al margen de la literatura venezolana (1946), Introducción al estudio del ensayo en Venezuela (1947), Orientaciones y tendencias de la novela venezolana (1949), Rómulo Gallegos: Realidad y símbolo (1965), La gran narrativa latinoamericana (1976), and Historia y antología de la literatura venezolana (2 vols., 1981).

Professor Manuel Díaz-Campos, the son of Pedro Díaz Seijas, has established an annual $500 scholarship in his name. The scholarship may be used to help defray the costs of study abroad or the costs associated with the pursuit of the major (e.g., books). It may be used throughout the academic year. 

Awarded every spring semester.
Spring application deadline: March 15 (Committee decision by April 15)

Selection criteria:

  • Major in Spanish (declared majors in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington)
  • Applicants should be current sophomores or juniors
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.00
  • Demonstrated financial need, shown via current scholarship allocation from OneStart

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Previous recipients

  • 2023: Isaac Babb
  • 2021: Cassidy Garner
  • 2019: Julianna Connelly
  • 2018: Alexia Barraza
  • 2017: Megan Diekhoff
  • 2016: Sam Gentry
  • 2015: Kaitlyn Blansett
  • 2014: Kaitlyn Blansett
  • 2013: Kelly Kreutz
  • 2012: Kourtney Liepelt
  • 2011: Tess Kuntz