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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Award Descriptions

Awards are listed below alphabetically 

The Francis W. Bradley Award in Romance Languages rewards undergraduate French and Spanish majors for academic achievement. Nominations to be made by USC faculty no later than the semester of graduation.

Eligibility: advanced French major (senior or rising senior - minimum of 18 hours at the 300-level and above completed or in progress). Minimum GPA in French of 3.5; minimum overall GPA of 3.0. Awards are available to French students in even-numbered years.
Frequency: Once a year, depending on available funds.
Amount: Variable.
Term of Award: a single semester.
Application, upon nomination, to include:

  1. Faculty nomination
  2. Transcript (official or unofficial)
  3. Two (2) recommendations from (preferably French) faculty.

 


The Marye Stone Dahlman Award for Excellence in French, established and funded by friends and colleagues in memory of the late Marye Stone Dahlman, rewards achievement in beginning French at USC (100-level). Funds to be used at the recipient's discretion.

Eligibility: USC undergraduate students nominated by FREN 122 faculty either for the fall or spring term of a given academic year, regardless of major or minor. Preference will, however, be given to students planning on minoring or majoring in French. 
Frequency: Once a year, depending on available funds.
Amount: Variable.
Term of Award: a single semester or summer term.
Application, upon nomination, to include:

  1. Faculty nomination
  2. Statement of purpose (one-page minimum)
  3. Transcript (official or unofficial)

 


The French Alumni Scholarship supports students participating in study abroad programs in France. Funds to be used primarily to defray travel costs and tuition. At least 50% of the study abroad coursework is to be done in French.

Eligibility: USC undergraduate French majors and graduate students preparing French degrees (M.A., M.A.T.). Candidates must have been accepted by a department-approved study abroad program. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in French. Awards will be made based primarily on performance in French courses at USC. French GPA and overall GPA are primary determinants.
Frequency: Once a year, depending on available funds.
Amount: Variable, $250.00 minimum.
Term of Award: a single summer, semester or year of study.
Application to include:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Statement of purpose (one-page minimum)
  3. Transcript (official or unofficial)
  4. Two (2) recommendations from (preferably French) faculty.

 


The Hardee-Belasco Scholarship, established and funded by family, friends and colleagues in memory of the late USC French professors Dr. Si Belasco and Dr. Maynor Hardee, rewards undergraduate French majors for academic achievement. Funds to be used primarily to defray travel costs and tuition. At least 50% of the study abroad coursework is to be done in French.

Eligibility: advanced French majors accepted into approved study abroad programs. Preference given to rising seniors (minimum of 18 hrs. at 300 & above completed or in progress). Minimum GPA in French of 3.5, minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
Frequency: Once a year, depending on available funds.
Amount: Variable, $250.00 minimum.
Term of Award: a single summer, semester or year of study.
Application to include

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Statement of purpose (one-page minimum)
  3. Transcript (official or unofficial)
  4. Two (2) recommendations from (preferably French) faculty.

 


The Derial Jackson Memorial Scholarship, established and funded by family and friends of the late Derial Jackson, supports students participating in the summer USC in Tours study abroad program in France. Funds to be used primarily to defray travel costs and tuition.

Eligibility: USC undergraduate and graduate students enrolling in the USC in Tours program. Awards will be made based primarily on performance in French courses at USC. French GPA and overall GPA are primary determinants.
Frequency: Once a year, depending on available funds.
Amount: Variable, $250.00 minimum.
Term of Award: a single summer term.
Application to include:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Statement of purpose (one-page minimum)
  3. Transcript (official or unofficial)
  4. Two (2) recommendations from (preferably French) faculty.

 


The Elizabeth Joiner Study Abroad Award, established and funded by Professor Emerita Dr. Elizabeth Joiner, her friends and colleagues, supports undergraduate French minors participating in study abroad programs in France and other francophone countries. Funds to be used primarily to defray travel costs and tuition. At least 50% of the study abroad coursework is to be done in French.

Eligibility: USC undergraduate students seeking to minor in French, regardless of major field. Candidates must have been accepted by a department-approved study abroad program. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in French courses and must have completed FREN 209 and FREN 210 prior to departure for study abroad. Awards will be made based primarily on performance in French courses at USC. French GPA and overall GPA are primary determinants.
Frequency: Once a year, depending on available funds.
Amount: Variable, $250.00 minimum.
Term of Award: a single semester or summer term.
Application to include:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Statement of purpose (one-page minimum)
  3. Transcript (official or unofficial)
  4. Two (2) recommendations from (preferably French) faculty.

 


The Carol and John Kososki Scholarship, established and funded by Carol and John Kososki, supports undergraduate students interested in studying French language and culture via study abroad programs in France. Funds to be used primarily to defray travel costs and tuition. At least 50% of the study abroad coursework is to be done in French.

Eligibility: USC undergraduate students, regardless of major or minor, accepted by a department-approved study abroad program. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in French courses. Awards will be made based primarily on performance in French courses at USC. French GPA and overall GPA are primary determinants.
Frequency: Once a year, depending on available funds.
Amount: Variable, $250.00 minimum.
Term of Award: a single semester or year.
Application to include:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Statement of purpose (one-page minimum)
  3. Transcript (official or unofficial)
  4. Two (2) recommendations from (preferably French) faculty.

 


 The Kyrl Leighton-Faxford de Gravelines Scholarship is awarded to one, two or three students majoring in foreign language who demonstrate:

  1. A sincere desire to teach foreign languages as a career as evidenced by a statement from the candidate and recommendations of teachers.
  2. Clear excellence in the candidate’s academic record, particularly in the language of study as evidenced by a transcript and vita.

         Frequency: Once a year in odd calendar years, depending on available funds. 
        Term of Award: Awarded as tuition remission for following fall semester at USC-Columbia. 
        Application to include:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. CV
  3. Transcript (official or unofficial)
  4. Personal statement of career intention (one-page minimum)
  5. Two (2) recommendations from (preferably French) faculty.

 


The Amy B. Millstone Scholarship for Study Abroad, established and funded by her family, friends and colleagues in memory of the late USC French Professor Dr. Amy B. Millstone, supports students participating in study abroad programs in francophone countries. Funds to be used primarily to defray travel costs and tuition. At least 50% of the study abroad coursework is to be done in French.

Eligibility: USC undergraduate French majors and graduate students preparing French degrees (M.A., M.A.T.). Candidates must have been accepted by a department-approved study abroad program. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in French. Awards will be made based primarily on performance in French courses at USC. French GPA and overall GPA are primary determinants.
Frequency: Once a year, depending on available funds.
Amount: Variable, $250.00 minimum.
Term of Award: a single summer, semester or year of study.
Application to include:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Statement of purpose (one-page minimum)
  3. Transcript (official or unofficial)
  4. Two (2) recommendations from (preferably French) faculty.

 


The Philip A. Wadsworth Scholarship, established and funded by his family, friends and colleagues in memory of late USC French professor Dr. Philip A. Wadsworth, supports students participating in study abroad programs in France. Funds to be used primarily to defray travel costs and tuition. At least 50% of the study abroad coursework is to be done in French.

Eligibility: USC undergraduate French majors and graduate students preparing French degrees (M.A., M.A.T.). Candidates must have been accepted by a department-approved study abroad program. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in French. Awards will be made based primarily on performance in French courses at USC. French GPA and overall GPA are primary determinants.
Frequency: Once a year, depending on available funds.
Amount: Variable, $250.00 minimum.
Term of Award: a single summer, semester or year of study.
Application to include:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Statement of purpose (one-page minimum)
  3. Transcript (official or unofficial)
  4. Two (2) recommendations from (preferably French) faculty.