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The KU FRIT Study Abroad Scholarship

Applications for Spring 2017 French & Italian study abroad scholarships are due on Friday, March 10, 2017, no later than 5:00 pm.  

Application Procedures

All applicants will be required to submit the following documents. Applicants who have not begun an application for a study abroad program will not be eligible for the scholarship. Please indicate in the letter of motivation any extenuating circumstances you would like the committee to consider in evaluating your application, including financial hardship or other challenges you have faced.

  • A letter of motivation (two pages maximum)
  • Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Submit your application here

All scholarship recipients will be expected to do a brief write-up of their experience abroad, preferably including photos. In cases where the scholarship is funded by a living donor, recipients will be expected to write a thank-you note.

The Clyde E. Jacobs Scholarship

Clyde E. Jacobs (January 19th, 1924—June 23rd, 2009) completed his undergraduate degree at KU, and his MA and PhD at the University of Michigan. In 1952 he joined the Department of Political Science at UC Davis, where he taught for many years, and was especially dedicated to undergraduate education. He provided funds  to assist French majors studying in France for the academic year. The Department is pleased to announce this year’s competition for the Clyde E. Jacobs Scholarship.

Eligibility:

Applicants must  be French majors who have completed, or are completing, their sophomore year, and are preparing to spend their junior year abroad in France on an accredited program at a French university. Applicants should have completed FREN 240, or  234. Preference will be given to applicants who intend to spend a year (two semesters) in Angers at the Université catholique de l'Ouest.

The Scholarship:

One non-renewable award of $10,000.

Due Date:

March 10, 2017 at noon.

Application Procedures

All applicants will be required to submit the following documents. Applicants who have not begun an application for a study abroad program will not be eligible for the scholarship. Please indicate in the letter of motivation any extenuating circumstances you would like the committee to consider in evaluating your application, including financial hardship or other challenges you have faced.

  • A letter of motivation (two pages maximum), including an outline of the plan for study abroad
  • A transcript of all undergraduate coursework
  • CV(four pages maximum)
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one of which should come from a French instructor). 
  • Submit your application here

All scholarship recipients will be expected to do a brief write-up of their experience abroad, preferably including photos. In cases where the scholarship is funded by a living donor, recipients will be expected to write a thank-you note.


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