Thanks to an extremely generous gift from a donor, the Department of Foreign Languages
and Literatures is going to be able to offer substantial scholarships through the
Mary Pettus Thomas Memorial Scholarship Fund to students pursuing a University of
Memphis study abroad program. The exact amount awarded to each student will depend
on the individual student's financial need.
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must have a declared major in
Foreign Languages, have achieved Junior standing (60 hours), have at least a 3.00
GPA, demonstrate financial need, and have a letter of support from a faculty member
in the department.
In order to be considered, students must return the application form, with all requested
information provided. Currently the Department is accepting applications and supporting
materials for Spring 2015 only, with a deadline of September 15, 2014. Students must submit the application form and a personal statement via email to
the chair of the department, as well as have a letter of recommendation from a University
of Memphis foreign language faculty member submitted electronically directly to the
chair of the department.
The funding is contingent on enrollment and participation in a study abroad program.
Please note that students applying for this scholarship should also apply for the
Study Abroad scholarship awarded by the Study Abroad office, which is different from
For more information, contact:
Dr. Will Thompson
Chair, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
The University of Memphis