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Scholarships

The Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies offers a variety of scholarships for both French and Italian Studies. The value of each scholarship varies depending on the availibily of funds each year. The material for each scholarship should be referred to as it outlines requirements for applying.

2017-2018 Scholarships

Scholarship funds are available for use during the Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018 semesters.

Alliance Française-Arnaud Family Scholarship
Applications and References to be submitted on paper to
Sabine Hagn-Ford, JC Long 407, by March 1, 2017

This scholarship in French has been given in memory of Philippe Arnaud by the Alliance Française of Charleston to enable students to study in France. To be eligible for consideration, students must have declared a French major or minor, have sophomore standing or higher, and be a resident of South Carolina.  The recipient must be traveling on a semester long program that the College has approved for academic credit, have financial need, and live with a French speaking family. The Alliance Française-Arnaud Family scholarship is available through the department of French, Francophone, and Italian Studies. A faculty panel will select the two best candidates and the Alliance Française Scholarship Committee will select the recipient.

Students awarded with this scholarship are required to submit 2 documents at the beginning of the semester following their travel: a budget showing how funds were expended, including an itinerary of the journey, and journal entries highlighting their trip including a testimonial of how scholarship funds impacted their travels.

Applications must be submitted with 2 letters of recommendation.

The scholarship value is $1,000 and available annually for study in France.

Béatrice Stiglitz Travel Scholarship
Applications and References to be submitted on paper to
Sabine Hagn-Ford, JC Long 407, by March 1, 2017

This scholarship in French has been endowed by Professor Béatrice Stiglitz to enable students to study abroad in France or another Francophone country.  To be eligible for consideration, students must have declared a French major or minor and have sophomore standing or higher. The recipient must be participating in a study abroad program that the College has approved for academic credit and also have financial need. 

Students awarded with this scholarship are required to submit 2 documents at the beginning of the semester following their travel: a budget showing how funds were expended, including an itinerary of the journey, and journal entries highlighting their trip including a testimonial of how scholarship funds impacted their travels.

Applications must be submitted with 2 letters of recommendation.  A faculty panel will select the recipient.
The scholarship value will vary due to the prevailing economic conditions.

Huguenot Endowment Scholarship
Applications and References to be submitted on paper to
Sabine Hagn-Ford, JC Long 407, by March 1, 2017

This scholarship was established by descendants of the Huguenots to celebrate the lives of these remarkable individuals and to recognize their accomplishments and contributions to the economic, social, religious and political life of South Carolina. This scholarship is intended to fund a semester long total immersion program in France.

The student must be a Junior or Senior at the College of Charleston and have declared French as his/her major.  The student must currently have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Students awarded with this scholarship are required to submit 2 documents at the beginning of the semester following their travel: a budget showing how funds were expended, including an itinerary of the journey, and journal entries highlighting their trip including a testimonial of how scholarship funds impacted their travels.

Applications must be submitted with 2 letters of recommendation from French faculty.

Kathleen Hudson Rivers Scholarship
Applications and References to be submitted on paper to
Sabine Hagn-Ford, JC Long 407, by March 1, 2017

Kathleen Rivers created this endowed scholarship because of her belief in the intrinsic value of studying abroad and the importance of learning languages from native speakers. The Rivers Scholarship will be awarded to students taking French or Italian for study in France or Italy. 

Candidates studying Italian will be selected this year (2017-2018).

To be eligible, students must have completed at least four courses in one of these languages and apply for consideration through the Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies. Students must study abroad in a College approved credit program and live with a family from that country.

Students awarded with this scholarship are required to submit 2 documents at the beginning of the semester following their travel: a budget showing how funds were expended, including an itinerary of the journey, and journal entries highlighting their trip including a testimonial of how scholarship funds impacted their travels.