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 for the academic year. The Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies will be awarding a minimum of one non-renewable study abroad award of $10,000 in honor of Clyde E. Jacobs.
A minimum of one non-renewable award of $10,000. Applicants must be French majors who plan on spending two consecutive semesters abroad 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 year (two semesters) in Angers at the Université Catholique de l'Ouest.
Please contact Dr. Antje Ziethen in the Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies if you have any questions regarding this scholarship.
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.
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.
- 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)
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.