Mayrene Bentley Overseas Study Scholarship

Mayrene Bentley Overseas Study Scholarship (French)

For study in France or a Francophone Country/Region

Mayrene Bentley received a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Indiana University Bloomington in 1995. She was a student of French as well, and spent a summer studying in Quebec. She established this scholarship in 2015 so the Department of French and Italian could give scholarships to undergraduate students studying French. Since 2016, our department has used this funding to support study abroad in francophone countries, for students both in Indiana University and non-Indiana University programs. Each spring, our department receives a list of students who are studying in France or a francophone country that spring, the following summer, fall, and academic year from the Office of Overseas Study, and then welcomes each student on these lists to apply for this $1,000 scholarship.  A faculty committee evaluates the applicants and chooses one recipient per year.

Scholarship recipients

  • 2019 - Dana Reckard (Paris)
  • 2018 - Nicholas Petry (Paris)
  • 2017 - Claire Ambrose (Aix-en-Provence)
  • 2016 - Jordan Lenchitz (Nice)