Studies in French

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We offer a complete series of courses leading to a bachelor's degree (with or without teaching certification) in French. Our diverse course offerings embrace all aspects of language, literature, and culture: reading, conversation, composition, language for business purposes, civilization, phonetics, stylistics, dramatic performance, methods of language teaching, audiovisual techniques, film, and the opportunity for independent study including study abroad.

Everything has been figured out, except how to live. --Jean-Paul Sartre

Wurzburger Scholarship Application Information and FAQ

  • What is the Wuzburger Scholarship?: This scholarship provides students $2000 per year over a four year period to pursue a major in French or French Education or to do a double major including either one at Bowling Green State University. The scholarship is guaranteed for four years (eight semesters) as long as requirements are met.
  • What qualifies me to apply for the scholarship?: Applicants must be high school seniors and have completed or be currently enrolled in French 4 or 5 and must have an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher and a GPA in French courses of 3.75 or higher.
  • How do I renew my scholarship?: Your scholarship will be automatically renewed for four years (eight semesters) of undergraduate studies (or until graduation, if sooner) provided:
    • student continues to major or double major in French or French Education;
    • lives in La Maison Francaise for minimum first two years at BGSU;
    • maintains a minimum 3.5 GPA overall and 3.75 GPA in French studies.
  • How may I use my scholarship?: Scholarship may be added to any other scholarships and financial aid and may be used to study abroad with a BGSU approved program if desired.
  • How to Apply:
    • Complete regular BGSU Application: http://www.bgsu.edu/admissions/apply-now.html
    • Send the following additional materials to: dschock@bgsu.edu
      • Letter of Application (please include details on your French studies to date plus educational and career goals in general and as they relate to French studies).
      • Copy of High School Transcripts
      • Letter of Recommendation from French teacher (French 4 or 5 instructor preferred)
      • French Video Statement: 2-3 minute of applicant speaking in French on the following topic: “Why I study French.”
      • Send all materials as e-mail attachments; subject heading for e-mail: “Wurzburger Scholarship Application”
  • Application Deadline:
    • Extended to March 15, 2016
  • Questions? Contact Dr. Deborah Schocket, French Undergraduate Advisor at dschock@bgsu.edu