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Scholarships and Awards

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Jane L. Drushal Memorial Scholarship, established in memory of Jayne L. Drushal,  a French major at Vanderbilt who died at a young age,  is a cash award given to one or more students accepted for study in a francophone country for the spring, summer, or fall semester. Please return your application to the department office, 215 Furman Hall. Deadlines: November 15th (Spring Study Abroad) and March 31st (Fall & Summer Study Abroad). Brooks-and-Drushal-Application

The Franklin Brooks Memorial Award, established in 1994 in memory of a much-loved faculty member and Director of Vanderbilt-in-France, is a cash award given to one or more students accepted for study a francophone country for the spring, summer, or fall semester. Please return your application to the department office, 215 Furman Hall.  Deadlines: November 15th (Spring Study Abroad) and March 31st (Fall & Summer Study Abroad).  Brooks-and-Drushal-Application

The Jacqueline Wachs Essay established in 1999 by the Department of French and Italian in memory of Jaqueline Wachs, who taught French from 1966 – 1994. The prize is a cash award for the best essay submitted by an undergraduate.  The contest deadline will be March 29th; a flyer will be posted in the French and Italian Department. Jacqueline-and-Morris-Wachs-Application

The Gardner Prize, endowed in 1980 by Grace Gardner in memory of her husband, treasurer emeritus of Vanderbilt. The award is a cash award given to a graduating senior for excellence in French.  This award is made by the faculty and has no formal application procedure.

The C. Maxwell Lancaster Award, endowed in 1991 with a gift from Professor Luigi Monga to honor the memory of C. Maxwell Lancaster, professor of French and Italian from 1939 – 1976. It is a medal awarded to a graduating senior for excellence in Italian.  This award is made by the faculty and has no formal application procedure.

Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honor Society.  Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and a French GPA of 3.6 who have taken at least 4 classes at the 2500 level or above may apply for membership. The annual induction ceremony takes place at the end of the fall semester.