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.

2022-2023 Scholarships

Scholarship funds are available for use during the Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Fall2021 semesters.

Alliance Française-Arnaud Family Scholarship
Applications and References to be submitted on paper to:
Dr. Lisa Signori, JC Long 406, by April 1, 2022

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.

 

Please note that for the Stiglitz and the Hudson Rivers scholarships, preference will be given to students participating in a semester- or year-long study abroad program.

 

Béatrice Stiglitz Travel Scholarship
Applications and References to be submitted online to:
cofc.academicworks.com by April 1, 2022

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. Preference will be given to students participating in a semester- or year-long study abroad program.

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.

 

Kathleen Hudson Rivers Scholarship
Applications and References to be submitted online to:
cofc.academicworks.com by April 1, 2022

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. Preference will be given to students participating in a semester- or year-long study abroad program.

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 preference will be given to students who 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.

 

Friedgen Family Italian Study Abroad Scholarship
Applications to be submitted online to:
cofc.academicworks.com by March 15, 2022

Gloria and Ralph Friedgen have been long-time supporters of higher education with gifts supporting the arts, athletics, and academics at the University of Maryland, Emory University, and The Citadel. The Friedgens have created this endowed scholarship to honor Professors Michael Maher and Marinella Griffith and because they believe in the intrinsic value that will come from an immersive experience studying abroad in Italy.

The Friedgen Family Scholarship may be awarded to rising juniors or seniors who have declared an Italian Studies Minor and will be participating in a College of Charleston approved short course, summer course, semester or year study abroad program in Italy. There may be one award of $2000 or two awards of $1000.

Students awarded this scholarship are required to submit documents at the beginning of the semester following their study abroad experience: a budget showing how the funds were used, an itinerary of the study abroad trip, and a testimonial of how the experience benefitted their personal growth.

 

Huguenot Endowment Scholarship
Applications and References to be submitted online to:
cofc.academicworks.com by April 1, 2022

This scholarship is established by 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 application is to be typed or printed clearly by the applicant.  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.

       

Henry Miller French Travel Fund Endowment
Application and References to be submitted online to: cofc.academicworks.com

This fund is designated for students who travel to France as part of an approved study abroad program through the College. This scholarship fund was established in honor of Henry Miller and his devoted service. Miller, whose distinguished career at the College extended over thirty-six years, was a French professor who set high standards for his students. He had a love for French culture and wanted others to appreciate it and share in it with him. Miller enjoyed discussions on literary or philosophical topics with both students and colleagues.

          

Jeffrey A. Foster Endowed French Travel Fund
Application and References to be submitted online to: cofc.academicworks.com

This scholarship is for students who travel to France as part of an approved study abroad program through the College. 
Dr. Foster was born in Brooklyn, New York and received his Ph.D. in French Literature at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He taught at the College for 28 years and served as section leader and Chair of the French Department for nine years until his retirement. Under Jeff’s leadership, the department continued its strong tradition of preparing students for a world where language plays a pivotal role in many professions. In 1990, Dr. Foster was selected by his peers to receive the Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes the contribution of a faculty member who has served the college community in an outstanding manner, beyond his or her required duties. He also advised a number of student organizations during his tenure, including Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and Pi Delta Phi, a national French honor society for which he later became Regional Vice President.

 

 

 

Scholarships available through the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs (LCWA)

Scholarships available through the Center for International Education

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