French Scholarships

The Emmanuelle Leah Fetter Memorial Scholarship:

This scholarship of $500 is awarded annually in memory of Leah Fetter, who was a gifted French student at UWM. It is our hope that this award may be of assistance to another such student. The scholarship shall be awarded based on academic achievement and demonstrated financial need. A preference shall be given to a female student if all other qualifications are equal.

The Emmanuelle Leah Fetter Merit Scholarship:

This scholarship of $500 is awarded annually, in the name of Leah Fetter, a bright and dedicated former student in UWM French. The award is based on academic achievement and demonstrated financial need, to a UWM student who is going to participate in one of UWM's study-abroad and exchange programs in French-speaking countries.

The Marielle Schirmer Scholarship:

This scholarship of $500 is awarded annually in the memory of Professor Mariele Schirmer, who taught both French and German at Wisconsin State College, one of UWM's predecessor institutions. It is awarded to one or two students who are studying both French and German as their major/minor. (If not actually a minor, a student with a respectable accumulation of credits will be eligible.)

The Martha Best/Martine Meyer Prize

This scholarship (currently of $1,000) is offered in the names of two landmark teachers in UWM French. Their excellence and dedication set a high standard that our program strives to maintain. The prize is awarded, based on achievement and on demonstrated financial need, to an undergraduate who is planning to become a French teacher. Each year's prize winner is selected in the spring, and the award is available the following fall, for tuition in any UWM program.

Application Deadlines

Scholarship applications should be mailed to Sarah Davies Cordova (cordovas@uwm.edu), Department of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature, 782 Curtin Hall, 414.229.5897.

For an application form and instructions, download the application form (pdf 81kb).