Joel C. Walz French Study Abroad Scholarship

Joel C. Walz French Study Abroad Scholarship

For study in France or Quebec

Joel C. Walz received his Ph.D. in French from Indiana University in 1975 and benefited from study abroad twice during his post-secondary studies, first in Lyon and then in Toulouse, France. He established this scholarship in 2017 to help students enjoy the intellectual and personal growth that comes with study abroad.

To be eligible, students must be participating in an IU-approved, credit-bearing study abroad program taking place in continental France or in Quebec. Recipients must have completed the first two years of college French or the equivalent, and first preference will be given to students also pursuing a B.S.Ed. in French Education.

Each spring, our department receives a list of students who are studying in France or a francophone country the following summer, fall, and academic year from the Office of Overseas Study. Students accepted to study on programs that require previous completion of French courses at IUB are then contacted and welcomed to apply for this $1,000 scholarship. When funds are available, a second round of applications are accepted in November for students studying abroad the following Spring Semester (again, only on programs that require previous work in French at IUB). A faculty committee evaluates the applicants and chooses one recipient per year.

Scholarship recipients

  • Spring 2024 – Makenzie Smerud
  • Fall 2023 – Abby Nitsos
  • Spring 2023 – Fiona Pol
  • 2022 - Yakira Rupenthal