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 either in the Summer of 2014 or during the 2014-2015
academic year. 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) at the end of the Spring
2014 semester, 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 attached application form, with
all requested information provided. The deadline for receipt of the application form
and supporting materials is February 14, 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