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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:

French & Italian Department - Clyde E. Jacobs Study Abroad Scholarship

Clyde E. Jacobs (January 19th, 1924—June 23rd, 2009) completed his undergraduate degree at KU, and his MA and PhD at the University of Michigan. In 1952 he joined the Department of Political Science at UC Davis, where he taught for many years, and was especially dedicated to undergraduate education. He provided funds to assist French majors studying in France. The Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies will be awarding a French major studying in France for an academic year, a minimum of one non-renewable study abroad award of $10,000 in honor of Clyde E. Jacobs. We will also offer at least two $5,000 awards for students studying for the semester in his honor.


Applicants must be French majors who plan on studying in France on an accredited program at a French university.  Applicants should have completed FREN 240 or 234.  Preference will be given to applicants who intend to spend a semester option or a year (two consecutive semesters) in Angers at the Université Catholique de l'Ouest.
Please contact Professor Caroline Jewers in the Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies if you have any questions regarding this scholarship.

Application Procedures

All applicants will be required to submit the following documents. Applicants who have not begun an application for a study abroad program will not be eligible for the scholarship. Please indicate in the personal statement/letter of motivation any extenuating circumstances you would like the committee to consider in evaluating your application, including financial hardship or other challenges you have faced.

  • Scholarship Personal Statement/ Letter of Motivation (two pages maximum), including an outline of the plan for study abroad.  Please note: You may indicate in your letter/statement that you wish to be considered for a KU FFIT Study Abroad Scholarship, if you do not recieve the Clyde E. Jacobs Scholarship.
  • CV (four pages maximum)
  • Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
  • Two Recommendations (at least one of which should come from a French Instructor) 
Please note:  You may choose the same referee (French Instructor) for the study abroad application and the scholarship application.  Also, your referee may submit the same letter of recommendation.  However, make sure to tell you referee beforehand that you are applying to the study abroad program AND this scholarship, as letters should be more detailed if also applying for a scholarship.

All scholarship recipients will be expected to do a brief write-up of their experience abroad, preferably including photos. In cases where the scholarship is funded by a living donor, recipients will be expected to write a thank-you note.


This program is currently not accepting applications.