Scholarships

The Emmanuelle Leah Fetter Memorial Scholarship:

This scholarship of $1,250 is awarded annually in memory of Leah Fetter, who was a gifted French student at UWM. The scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement and demonstrated financial need. Applicants must have current FAFSA scores to be eligible. The awardee must also be a current student in residence on the UWM campus in Milwaukee. Preference will be given to a female student if all other qualifications are equal.

The Emmanuelle Leah Fetter Merit Scholarship:

This scholarship of $500 is awarded annually, in the name of Leah Fetter, a bright and dedicated former student in UWM French. The award is based on academic achievement and demonstrated financial need, to a UWM student who is going to participate in one of UWM’s study-abroad or exchange programs in French-speaking countries. Applicants must have current FAFSA scores to be eligible.

The Marielle Schirmer Scholarship:

This scholarship of $750 is awarded annually in the memory of Professor Mariele Schirmer, who taught both French and German at Wisconsin State College, one of UWM’s predecessor institutions. It is awarded to one French major and one German major every year.

The Martha Best/Martine Meyer Prize

This scholarship (which ranges from $1,000 to $3,000 depending on the year) is offered in the names of two highly esteemed former professors in the UWM French program. Their excellence and dedication set a high standard that our program strives to maintain. The prize is awarded, based on achievement and on demonstrated financial need, to an undergraduate who is studying French. Applicants must have current FAFSA scores to be eligible. Priority will be given to students planning to become French teachers.

Application Deadlines

Scholarship applications should be mailed/dropped off (in hardcopy) or emailed (in PDF) to Nicolas Russell (UWM French, russelnc@uwm.edu), Department of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature, 772 Curtin Hall, UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201.

For an application form and instructions, download the French Scholarship Application Form in PDF or Word .

Applications must be received by Friday, 10 March 2017 to ensure consideration.