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Purpose: The fund is maintained to assist a declared JCU German minor, or a declared French or Spanish major with the financing of his/her summer, semester, or year abroad in order to deepen and broaden his/her linguistic and cultural background. Such use of the fund is most representative of Dr. Fabien’s humanistic and cosmopolitan educational ideal and a worthy monument to his contributions to the education of countless JCU graduates. The grant is offered every academic year.

Rene Fabien

Dr. René Fabien and his great grandson, Andreas, June 3, 1990

Contributors: In the early 1990s, friends and alumnae/alumni of Dr. Fabien, and of the German Section of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures, contributed these funds to be applied exclusively to further the educational goal of a JCU German language major. Today, the Fabien scholarship is open to minors in German. It has also been made available to majors in French and/or Spanish.

Applicants: Qualified German minors and French or Spanish majors are encouraged, especially toward the end of their third semester, to apply for the scholarship (see linked application form below). Deadline for Fabien applications for study abroad programs to be undertaken in the academic year 2019-2020 is Friday, April 12, 2019. (See Center for Global Education website for application deadlines for various study abroad programs).

Selection Process: The selection committee will review the applications and recommend the award based on overall performance. Students who have made study abroad inquiries and/or submitted requisite applications are preferred. Your 2019 selection committee: Ms. Melanie Hahn (Chair), Dr. Martha Pereszlenyi-Pinter, Dr. Megan Thornton

The recipient will be notified by or before the end of the spring 2019 semester.

Scholarship Award: One or two scholarships will be awarded each spring, with the amounts to be determined by the Selection Committee.

2019 Fabien Scholarship Application

Past Fabien Scholarship Recipients

The Selection Committee