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French

Whether you're pursuing a degree or just interested in improving your French, our program offers a wide range of dynamic and innovative courses to help you accomplish your goals. You can learn French collaboratively with students in France, act in a French play, debate the latest French on-line news, review recent films from Africa, explore current trends in children’s literature, put together a French CV or even (finally) master that French “R.”

Why Study French?

As a French student, you'll gain the language skills you need to travel abroad and give yourself an edge as a double major in subjects like international business. You'll find our small class sizes and involved teachers are a great resource when it comes to learning the language. 

 

Scholarships

We believe every deserving student should have the opportunity to earn a degree in French, regardless of their financial situation. That's why we make additional language-specific scholarships available. 

Dr. Francis W. Bradley Award in Romance Languages

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:

  • Faculty nomination
  • Transcript (official or unofficial)
  • 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:

  • Faculty nomination
  • Statement of purpose (one-page minimum)
  • 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 program-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:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Statement of purpose (one-page minimum)
  • Transcript (official or unofficial)
  • 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: 

  • Completed Application Form
  • Statement of purpose (one-page minimum)
  • Transcript (official or unofficial)
  • 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:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Statement of purpose (one-page minimum)
  • Transcript (official or unofficial)
  • 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 program-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:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Statement of purpose (one-page minimum)
  • Transcript (official or unofficial)
  • 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 program-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:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Statement of purpose (one-page minimum)
  • Transcript (official or unofficial)
  • Two (2) recommendations from (preferably French) faculty.
Albert Ross Garner Award for Future Teachers of French

Awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student who intends to pursue a career in the teaching of French at the secondary or elementary level. First priority will be given to graduate students for this award. If no such graduate student is identified, it may then be presented to a qualified undergraduate student

Kyrl Leighton-Faxford de Gravelines Scholarship

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 program-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 program-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:

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

 

Apply for a Scholarship

  1. Follow the scholarship-specific requirements.
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Send your recommenders your statement of purpose and list of scholarship you're applying for and ask them to complete the recommendation form
  4. Submit your statement of purpose, transcripts, and other required supporting material to dalola@mailbox.sc.edu

Questions? Contact us: 

Dr. Amanda Dalola, Chair
French Program Scholarship Committee
619 Humanities Office Bldg
E-mail: dalola@mailbox.sc.edu 

 

Meet and Greets

Our program regularly hosts events for you to learn about us, the French major and minor, scholarships, and to meet current students. In the past we've hosted Ice Crème Soirées, Jeudi Gras, and FrenFairs. Check out the calendar or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn about upcoming events.