Colby French Studies Department Scholarships and The Shareen Abbasy Fund for French and Francophone Studies

The French Studies Department offers two scholarships for participation in either of the FR127 or FR239 Jan Plan courses in Paris, France. In memory of Shareen Abbasy ’05, the Abbasey Fund was gifted from her estate to support one student enrolled in this course while a separate scholarship was established by the department, both in the amount of $1,000 each for two students.

Please choose only one essay question to answer.

$1,000 Each
Supplemental Questions
  1. OPTION 1 (You may only choose one essay question to answer): Describe a challenging moment in your life that was based on a cultural misunderstanding or miscommunication, whether abroad or in the US. What did it teach you?
  2. OPTION 2 (You may only choose one essay question to answer): If you had to be trapped in an elevator with 2 famous French-speaking people (alive or dead), whom would you choose and why?
  3. OPTION 3 (You may only choose one essay question to answer): You wake up tomorrow and the entire Colby campus is speaking French. No one speaks or understands English. Describe your day. What do you do and why?