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Nancy Bedford Awards and Scholarship

The Nancy Bedford Research Awards

For students who are majoring in French & Francophone Studies.

The Nancy Bedford Awards are designed to recognize up to three outstanding summer research projects produced as course assignments in FREN 302 under the auspices of the W&M Montpellier Summer Program. The awards are granted annually and are worth $1,000 each. The recipients of the Nancy Bedford Awards will be announced every year during the French & Francophone Studies' student research conference, the Fête de la Recherche

No application necessary. Students in FREN 302 will be considered automatically for these awards.

The Nancy Bedford Travel Scholarship

For rising seniors who are majoring in French & Francophone Studies.

The purpose of this scholarship is to support research travel for one outstanding French & Francophone Studies Major who will conduct research in a Francophone country in preparation for a senior-year independent research project. Potential candidates might also include students who are already studying, doing research, and completing internships in Paris, Strasbourg, or Bruxelles: in this case, the scholarship will support an extension of their stay so that the student has the opportunity to develop their internship research into a senior-year independent research project.

The Nancy Bedford Scholarship is awarded on an annual basis and is worth $3,000. To be considered, candidates must submit: their CV and William & Mary transcript; a detailed description of their research project and proposed methodologies (1-2 pp.); their projected itinerary; and an itemized budget for the trip or extended stay. An email call for submissions will go out to all FREN students, with an early spring deadline.

Eligibility requirements:

Candidates must be French majors

Candidates must be rising seniors

Candidates must demonstrate academic merit

Candidates must use these travel funds to prepare for their senior-year independent research.