There are two kinds of scholarships available for French at UMA. One scholarship is restricted to French minor students and the other is open to all who are studying French and/or French-speaking cultures. The deadline for both is April 8th, 2019. These scholarships are open to all matriculated UMA students with an interest in French language or Francophone cultures.
You do not need to be currently enrolled in a French class to apply. You can apply to both types of scholarships if you meet the criteria for both.
Here is the form to fill out to become a French minor [PDF].
Please contact Chelsea Ray with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The French at UMA Scholarship Committee has decided to make some of the funds available in the French Cultural Fund to students for smaller projects related to the French language and French-speaking cultures. Unlike applicants for the Marcel Raymond French scholarship, you do not need to be a French minor to apply for a mini scholarship. You must be a UMA matriculated student to be eligible.
Please write a paragraph on why you would like funding and provide a small budget for your activity. The deadline to apply is April 8th. After that, applicants will only be considered if funds remain.
For example, students may request monies to offset costs for attending the French at UMA immersion weekend Sept. 27-29th (student tuition is normally $125 and UMA provides the transportation for as many participants as possible). Typically, the mini scholarships cover $100 of the immersion weekend and the awardee covers the rest of the costs. Students must have taken through FRE 102 (or equivalent) to attend the immersion weekend. You can participate for credit (registering for FRE 202), or just attend without credit.
Here is a link with information about the weekend: https://www.facebook.com/2018FrenchImmersion/. The official website with all the details is not ready yet, but this will give you a sense of years past.
There is approximately $300-$500 in scholarships to award this year, depending on the number of applicants and the quality of the applications. Please specify the amount that you are applying for (up to $500).
Please send a paragraph to Chelsea Ray at email@example.com. The committee will review your application and you will receive a letter back.
Marcel Raymond for the Study of French at UMA
French Minor Scholarship
The Marcel Raymond Scholarship for the Study of French at UMA was established at the University of Maine at Augusta in 2014 with gifts from Marcel Raymond. The income from the fund shall be used for scholarship and related expenses including but not limited to, tuition, travel, or immersion programs for UMA students enrolled in the French Minor. Students who plan to use the funds to further their study of French or Francophone cultures may be given priority. You must be a UMA matriculated student to be eligible.
Students must maintain at least a B average in their French minor courses and be in good academic standing.
We have over $1,000 to give this year, depending on the number of applicants and the quality of the applications.
To be considered for a scholarship, please a cover letter which contains a personal statement about why you would like to be considered. If you have a résumé available, please include that as well. A budget of how you plan to use the funds is helpful (you can ask for any amount up to $1,000). Do include any pertinent information in your cover letter and be sure to state specifically that you are applying for the Marcel Raymond scholarship.
Please submit all materials by Monday, April 8th to receive full consideration. After that, applicants will only be considered if funds remain.
Submit electronic copies of your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. The committee will review your application and you will receive a letter back.
If you have questions about the scholarship, please contact Chelsea Ray.
Note: students can apply for both the Marcel Raymond scholarship and the mini scholarship. Two letters would be needed (make it clear which letter is for which scholarship).