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Scholarships & Financial Aid

We have a number of merit-based scholarships available to students in Modern Languages.

Each spring, the available scholarships for the following academic year and the award amounts are announced, and students submit applications for specific scholarships during the spring semester. Applications will be available in the main Department of Modern Languages office on the fourth floor of Griffin Hall.

Below is the list of current scholarships along with their particular requirements.

Scholarships for French & Francophone Studies

Alida Poret Undergraduate French Scholarship

To apply you must be a French or French Education major. You must also be a U.S. citizen, a Louisiana resident, and a graduate of a Louisiana high school.

G. Cleveland Poret French Scholarship

To apply you must be classified as a Junior or Senior and a French or French Education major. You must also be a U.S. citizen and a Louisiana resident, preferably of French descent.

P.H. Maraist French Scholarship

To apply you must be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior and a French or French Education major. You must also be a U.S. citizen and Louisiana native.

Lucile Mouton French Scholarship

To apply you must be a Junior or Senior French major. You must be a Louisiana resident.

Theriot Memorial French Scholarship for an Incoming Freshman

To apply you must be an incoming French major.

Dewey Balfa Scholarship in Cajun Studies

To apply you must be a Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student in French and Francophone Studies and working on a project related Cajun culture. To apply, you must present a written dossier.

C. Fuselier Cooper Francophone Studies Scholarship

To apply you must be a graduate student in French and Francophone Studies.

Lafayette Jaycees Francophone Studies Scholarship

To apply you must be a graduate student in French and Francophone Studies.

Joan Cain Francophone Studies Scholarship

To apply you must be a graduate student in French and Francophone Studies, preferably in the PhD program.

Scholarships for Arabic Studies

Balbeisi Family, Dr. Salama & Sfeir Family Scholarships

To apply you must be a sophomore, junior, and senior AND have officially declared Arabic Studies as a minor by the grant deadline.

Scholarships for Study Abroad

Perrin, Landry, Delauney Scholarship for Study Abroad

To apply you must be an undergraduate and study abroad at l’Université Ste. Anne.

Ella Mae Perrin Scholarship for Study Abroad

To apply you must be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior and study at l’Université Ste. Anne.

Lawrence M. Ziegler Scholarship for Study Abroad

To apply you must be a U.S. Citizen and using the funds to take classes at or above 300-level in an overseas program.

German Award

M. Scott Endowed German Award

To apply you must be a full-time student and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 in your German coursework.

Financial Aid

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Fabrice Leroy, Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée

Professor Fabrice Leroy contributed two lengthy chapters to Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée: Dictionnaire esthétique et thématique, edited by Thierry Groensteen, the leading French expert on comics and graphic novels. Published by Robert Laffont Editions in Paris in collaboration with the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l'Image, this 928-page reference work contains in-depth essays from over 40 international scholars who examined a variety of comics-related notions, including historical movements, publishing trends, subgenres, aesthetic and formal devices, themes, and correlations with cultural history. Each entry of this volume is illustrated by an original drawing from renowned French cartoonist Lewis Trondheim. This publication is a flagship event of the French Ministry of Culture’s “Année de la Bande Dessinée,” which coordinates various museum and library exhibitions, as well as festivals across France, in a celebration of comics as an art form (January 2020-June 2021). Fabrice Leroy’s contributions to this volume are devoted to detective fiction (“Polar”) and to the depiction of everyday life in graphic novels (“Quotidien”).