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Walter Jensen Scholarship for Study Abroad

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References should be submitted by e-mail to scholarships@frenchteachers.org

Thanks to the generosity of the late Walter Jensen, the AATF is able to offer a scholarship for study abroad to a future teacher of French. Income from gifts of stock given by Mr. Jensen will fund one $2000 scholarship per year to help a student pay for a semester or year's study abroad. This award is intended to allow a deserving student to participate in a long-term study abroad experience he or she might not otherwise be able to afford. The next award will be made for the academic year 2019-2020

Eligibility Requirements

The student applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application and enrolled in an established teacher education program (B.A., B.S., or M.A.T.) in French. Applications for independent study abroad trips, subsidized travel, or summer programs will not be considered. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a non-native speaker of French. He or she must be sponsored by an AATF member teacher.


The $2000 scholarship will be paid directly to the study abroad program of the winner's choice to cover tuition, fees, travel, or housing costs for a semester-long or one-year study abroad program in a Francophone country. The recipient may attend an established program in any Francophone country that is accredited by his or her American university. Students may also attend established programs sponsored by universities other than their own providing credit is transferable. Cash payments will not be made directly to recipients.

The next application deadline is March 15, 2019.   Applications will be accepted beginning January 1.

Click here to view a list of previous scholarship winners.

Created: February 9, 2001
Last update: December 28, 2018