2 months ago
Admissions Advice

What are the benefits of having a Seal of Biliteracy

Hello everyone :)

I was wondering what benefits could come with having a Seal of Biliteracy on French.

To put it into perspective, I am currently a sophomore with multiple advanced classes, including French (which I’m a year ahead in and am currently taking CC for). I plan on getting my Seal of Biliteracy next year and wanted to know how that would help my chances of getting scholarships or what schools would like to see something like that on a resume. Also, I think I want to go into Linguistics or a similar field/major.

I’m lucky to come from a family that has good money, (which means less financial aid without loans) however my parents aren’t really planning on helping me out with tuition. So it would be very helpful to know what scholarships I could get.

🎉 First post
Let’s welcome @mynameissophie to the community! Remember to be kind, helpful, and supportive in your responses.

Earn karma by helping others:

1 karma for each ⬆️ upvote on your answer, and 20 karma if your answer is marked accepted.

1 answer

Accepted Answer
2 months ago

It's great that you're planning to earn the Seal of Biliteracy in French, especially considering your interest in Linguistics or a related field. The Seal of Biliteracy can indeed improve your chances of securing scholarships and impressing college admissions officers.

Language-specific scholarships: Some organizations and schools offer scholarships specifically for students studying a particular language or demonstrating language proficiency. Keep an eye out for such opportunities related to French.

General scholarships: Your Seal of Biliteracy can strengthen your application for general scholarships due to your demonstrated dedication and commitment to language learning.

College-specific scholarships: Research colleges that offer strong Linguistics programs or language-related majors. These colleges may provide scholarships for students with language proficiency or an interest in language studies.

To maximize your scholarship opportunities, follow these steps:

Research and make a list of scholarships related to language study and Linguistics. Websites like Fastweb, Scholarships.com, and Cappex can be helpful resources.

Speak with your school counselor about potential scholarships and resources. They can guide you to local, state, or school-specific scholarships for which you may be eligible.

Excel academically and participate in extracurricular activities related to language and culture. This will make you a more competitive candidate for scholarships.

Apply to multiple scholarships and follow their specific application guidelines, deadlines, and requirements.

Keep track of your progress and stay organized to ensure you're meeting deadlines and submitting complete applications.

What are your chances of acceptance?
Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
+ add school
Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

Community Guidelines

To keep this community safe and supportive:

  1. Be kind and respectful!
  2. Keep posts relevant to college admissions and high school.
  3. Don’t ask “chance-me” questions. Use CollegeVine’s chancing instead!

How karma works