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The American Society of the French Academic Palms (ASFAP) will offer 2 summer scholarships to be used in a French-speaking country to students whose interest in the French language and Francophone cultures has been identified by their French instructors.
Their primary purpose is to provide students with the opportunity to become more proficient in the language and to understand and appreciate cultures found in the French- speaking world. These scholarships should by no means be viewed as a pretext for paid holidays in a French-speaking country. Ideally, every French major in college or advanced-level French student in high school should have the experience of living and studying in France or in another French- speaking country.
Therefore, priority will be given to those :
1. who have never studied in a French-speaking country;
2. who have not had extensive experience in traveling to or living in French-speaking countries;
3. whose French professors have vouched for their interest and commitment to the study of French and francophone cultures
4. who have identified an appropriate program of study for at least four weeks in a French-speaking country.
Note: The number of applications per recommending teacher is limited to one.
Applicants who are unable to submit a letter of recommendation from an ASFAP member will be interviewed by telephone or by Skype by a scholarship committee member if they are selected as a finalist.
At the time of application, candidates must be pursuing a French major or minor and be in their sophomore or junior year in college, or must be juniors or seniors in high school and enrolled in an advanced French course (a minimum of 3rd year French). Preference may be given for the high school award to students enrolled in an Advanced Placement, an International Baccalaureate, or an honors program in French.
The scholarship should be used during the summer of 2021, unless COVID-19 circumstances make this impossible.
Applicants must be American citizens by birth or by naturalization.
Applications must be postmarked by January 15th, 2021.
Native speakers of French from any Francophone country (exceptions will be made only for those who came to the United States as children and whose linguistic competence in French cannot be qualified as native or near-native).
The scholarship is best used to study in a French-language institution of higher learning. Applicants will select their institution as well as arrange for their travel to the French-speaking country. Minimum stay in the Francophone country is four weeks.
The American Society of the French Academic Palms will offer two scholarships of four thousand dollars ($4,000) each. College sophomores or juniors and high school juniors or seniors may apply. Awards will be announced by March 1, 2021
For any questions, please contact ASFAP Executive Board member Madeline Turan at firstname.lastname@example.org.