Edith Monson Foreign Travel Scholarship


Edith Long Monson (1904-1990), a native of Cynthiana, Ky., devoted nearly 30 years to teaching French at her alma mater, Georgetown College, where she received her B.A. in French in 1927.  She went on to receive her M.A. in French from the University of Michigan in 1931 and did graduate work at Middlebury French School and the Sorbonne in Paris, France.  The College awarded her the Alumni Achievement Award in 1970 and an honorary Doctor of Letters in 1978.



This scholarship is awarded to any student that has declared a major or minor in a world language with a 2.5 or higher GPA (3.0 GPA in target language courses) who is enrolled at a foreign university with one of the following:

  • 12+ hours for a semester program
  • 6+ hours for a summer program
  • 3 hours of upper division work

The applicant must have also completed at least one class above the 201 level in the language of study.



One $600 scholarship


Application and Deadline

Deadline: March 23, 2012


To Apply: Submit a 3-page, double-spaced essay, in English, to Dr. Emily Stow (AH 28, Box 195) before the deadline.  The essay should state the goals you hope to accomplish while studying abroad, as well as demonstrate knowledge of the town and country where you intend to study. You must also submit a copy of your transcript (it does not have to be an official copy).


Notification: Applicants will be notified within a month of the deadline, by the Chair, Dept. of Modern & Classical Languages & Cultures.



Dr. Emily Stow

Chair, Dept. of Modern & Classical Languages & Cultures

Anderson Hall 028


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