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Support for Language Study Abroad

One of the study abroad scholarships listed below is administered by the HFA Dean's Office and open to undergraduate students majoring in French or Italian.  The Charles Mark Scholarship was created for UMass Amherst students enrolled in language courses through the Five College Center for the Study of Foreign Language.

Prospective applicants for the French and Italian Studies fund for Academic Excellence should follow the instructions on the How to Apply page.  They are also encouraged to take advantage of scholarship information posted on the International Programs Office website.


Study Abroad Scholarship for UMass students enrolled in the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages  

The Charles Mark Scholarship for the Study of Foreign Language
Application Deadline - TBD, mid-January 2019

This scholarship supports undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who are studying any of the languages offered through the Five College Center for Study of World Languages.  This opportunity is designed to encourage and support students to study their chosen language in the country where it is spoken.

Applications for this award are submitted directly to the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages.  The link above will take you to the web page with more information and application instructions.

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be studying or have previously studied the language through the Center.


Study Abroad Scholarship for French and Italian Majors   

The French and Italian Studies Fund for Academic Excellence
Application Deadline - Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The French and Italian Studies Fund for Academic Excellence supports students majoring in French or Italian who will participate in an approved study abroad program in France or Italy for credit during the upcoming summer or during the next academic year. The purpose of the fund is to offer scholarship support based on academic merit to students majoring in French or Italian for language and culture-based study in France or Italy, respectively. This scholarship was established in memory of Kerry Dunn Mackenzie ('88) by her family and friends to recognize and honor the significance of her studies at the Sorbonne in Paris and her passion for the languages and cultures of France and Italy.

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be full-time students, have a minimum of twenty-four (24) graded hours in residence at UMass Amherst; have a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average; and have their primary or secondary major in French or Italian.