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 and the material for each scholarship should be referred to as it outlines requirements for applying.
2013-2014 Scholarships* (due April 15, 2013)
*Scholarship funds are available for use during the Summer 2013, Fall 2013, and Spring 2014 semesters.
Béatrice Stiglitz Scholarship
The Béatrice Stiglitz Travel Scholarship in French has been endowed by Professor Beatrice Stiglitz to enable students to study abroad. Believing that the opportunity to live in a French speaking country is the best way for students to perfect their language skills and appreciate the French culture, the Stiglitz Scholarship will help make this opportunity possible. To be eligible for consideration, students must have declared a French major or minor and have sophomore standing or higher. The recipient must be traveling on a program that the College has approved for academic credit and also have financial need. Students may apply for the Stiglitz Scholarship through the Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies or the Office of International Education. A faculty panel will select the recipient.
Huguenot Endowment Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the descendants of the Huguenots to celebrate annually the lives of these remarkable individuals and to recognize their accomplishments and contributions to the economic, social, religious and political life of South Carolina. 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.
Kathleen Rivers Endowment Scholarship
Because of her belief in the intrinsic value of studying abroad and the importance of learning languages from native speakers, Kathleen Rivers created an endowed scholarship to assist students in realizing this exciting opportunity. The Rivers Scholarship will be awarded to students taking French or Italian for study in France or Italy.
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 on a College approved credit program. In addition, Mrs. Rivers would prefer that students be housed with native families.
This year this scholarship will be awarded to students seeking to study in Italy.
Stephanie Sheffiled Scholarship
This scholarship was created by Stephanie Sheffield and her family as part of their commitment to help the College of Charleston internationalize its curriculum. The scholarship is designed to promote travel abroad and the overseas study of French business practices. To be eligible: a student must have taken 9 hours of busi-ness of accounting courses (200-level or higher) and 12 hours of French courses at the (200-level or higher). Students must have completed their sophomore year (but may apply in the spring of that year for the award) and have maintained a 2.5 or higher GPA. Students must be studying in France on a program approved by the college of Charleston faculty. Upon their return, they must submit a paper discussing an area of French business to which they were exposed. Applicants must also prepare a budget outlining their anticipated expenses (travel costs, tuition and living expenses) while in France. In showing how they will meet these expenses, students must be able to demonstrate that at least 10% of their expected costs will be funded by themselves personally. Recipients will also be expected to keep a journal and actual budget during their trip that will be submitted upon their return. The value of the scholarship is dependent on available funds and will vary according to the current economic environment. It is available for study in France. Students may study there during spring term, summer or fall or any combination thereof.
* For additional information or to turn in an application, please contact the Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies:843.953.8063JC Long 4079 Liberty StreetCharleston, SC 29401