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French and Francophone Awards

French and Francophone Studies majors and minors are eligible to be considered for the following awards:

Gloria L. Goldberg Fellowship:  Each year a French student is the recipient of the Gloria L. Goldberg Fellowship, which provides a stipend to a student of French language to cover costs of summer travel to France to learn or improve her/his French language skills. The stipend is awarded to a student whose first language is not French, for use on a travel abroad experience in France that shall enhance the student’s language skill in French and knowledge of French culture.  Preference shall be given to students who plan to teach French at the high school level after graduation.  Such travel activities may include, but are not limited to, living with a family, participating in a hostel experience, attending a French immersion program, visiting French museums and other landmarks, and participating in courses at French institutions. Dr. Joshua Goldberg was very proud of his wife’s achievements as a French teacher, and he recounted that she attributed her excellent pronunciation to her frequent travels in France. 

Strasbourg lectureship:  Each year a graduating senior French student is selected for a paid lectureship position teaching English at the Université de Strasbourg during the following academic year.  A call for applications is circulated each spring, with the selection taking place in early April.

Pi Delta Phi, French honorary society: Pi Delta Phi is the oldest French honorary society in the United States and has been officially recognized by the American Association of Teachers of French. With 394 chapters nationwide, members are a part of a wide-reaching francophone community and professional network. Student members are eligible to apply for scholarships to study French language abroad in Paris, Aix-en-Provence, or Québec. 

Membership eligibility (for undergraduate students): 

  • completion of at least one course of upper-division French 
  • 3.0 GPA in French and 3.0 GPA overall, and rank in the top 35% of their class 
  • sophomore standing 

Students who qualify may choose between different types of memberships: 

  • Regular Lifetime Membership (certificate and pin): $30 
  • Premium Lifetime Membership (certificate, pin, and cords): $40 

Candidates must submit a membership form and dues by March 15th (for a spring induction ceremony). 

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For more information on these awards, contact the French and Francophone Studies major and minor advisor.