Walter J. Jensen Fellowship

🏆 Available:
💰 $17,000
⏳ 01/20

Scholarship Description

The Walter J. Jensen Fellowship was established in 2001 by Professor Walter J. Jensen (ΦΒΚ, UCLA) for the study of French Language, Literature, and Culture. The primary purpose of the Fellowship is to enrich, promote and improve education in the standard French language in the United States, through an award to educators and researchers to be used for education and study of French language, literature and culture.

The Fellowship is awarded for at least six continuous months of study in France and carries a stipend (adjusted annually for inflation) of $17,000. The proposed course of study may be independent research or part of an accredited academic program. (The fellowship’s emphasis on “Standard French” excludes a focus on Creole, Quebecois, and other dialects.)

The fellowship is intended for applicants who:

  • Demonstrate convincingly that an active use of the French language plays or will play a significant role in their current or future career;
  • Have a bachelor’s degree in French language and literature from an accredited four-year institution;
  • Have achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA;
  • Demonstrate superior competence in French, per the standards established by the American Association of Teachers of French; and
  • Are U.S. Citizens

Note that while preference is given to ΦBK members and to educators teaching at the secondary level or above, applicants are not required to be members of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 3.0 Minimum GPA
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Transcript required
  • Recommendations or references required
  • Special requirements exist (These are specified in text.)
  • A work proposal in both English and French

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Donor: Phi Beta Kappa Society

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