The Kathryn Stanley Scholars Program

The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize academic excellence in the study of French at Drew, and to give a deserving Drew student the possibility of spending a semester at a university in France or a deserving French student to spend a semester at Drew University. Awards will vary from student to student and from year to year but may include: partial to full tuition payment, additional funds for related expenses. Read additional information and view or download the application form.

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The Kathryn Stanley Scholars Program was endowed in 1994 by family members and friends to honor Kathryn Stanley, a Drew French major. Awarded annually to a Drew student or students of high merit who are majoring or minoring in French toward a semester of study in France, or to a French student toward a semester of study at Drew.

Kathryn Stanley was born July 24, 1970. She lived and was educated in Madison. During her short lifetime she managed to overcome many obstacles and make an indelible impression on all she met. In her last 10 years, she devoted herself to her love of life and especially her enthusiasm for all components of the French culture. She was majoring in French at Drew University, where she showed a profound sense of the language. Never one to be complacent, Katy decided to improve her knowledge of French and spent a semester in Europe, mostly in France, in 1992. She had a uniquely broad curiosity for everything that was French: her field of interests ranged from art history to contemporary politics. In spring 1993 she was awarded a special college grant for her efforts in organizing many cultural events at the Drew Francophone House. During that semester she treated her peers to such diverse occasions as Mardi-Gras, a Tunisian soirée, a career evening, and informal discussions about French cinema, politics and the status of women in francophone cultures. Before she was killed on June 10, 1993 in an automobile accident, she had made plans to return to France in the fall of 1993 and study language and literature at the Université de Rennes. Katy was an exceptional person—determined, giving and overwhelmingly kind. She was always willing to help anyone, in any situation. She had the ability to find any French visitor in New Jersey and personally guarantee a loving and memorable stay.

It is hoped that this scholarship program will continue her spirit, help better the understanding of Americans in France and make a warm welcome to French students who visit here.

Purpose of scholarship

  • Recognize academic excellence in the study of French at Drew University
  • Give deserving Drew students the possibility to spend a semester at a university in France or deserving French students the possibility to spend a semester at Drew University


The student must meet the following requirements:

  • Be pursuing a French major or minor
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Have a minimum GPA in French of 3.2
  • Have completed 3 semesters of undergraduate study at Drew, including one upper-level course in French

Eligibility requirements for French students coming to Drew would be comparable to those for Drew students.


More than one recipient may be chosen. Awards will vary from year to year but may include:

  • Round-trip airfare to France
  • Partial to full tuition payment
  • Additional funds for related expenses
  • Amounts of award will take into consideration each candidate’s financial situation.

Submission of application

Application form with signatures of candidate’s advisor and the Associate Dean of Academic Advising

  • A 500-word essay in French stating the candidate’s interests and career plans (with an English translation)
  • A 250-word essay in French on personal background (with an English translation)
  • 1 recommendation letter from faculty of the French department
  • An official transcript and any other materials considered relevant

Application forms are available from the faculty members of the French Department.

Deadline for application

April 30 for both the fall and the spring semester, and October 15 if funds are available for spring semester.

Judging and notification

The scholar or scholars will be chosen by the members of the French Department. Judith Campbell, Kathryn Stanley’s mother, may assist in the selection process. For purposes of determining a student’s financial ability to participate, the Financial Aid Office will be consulted.

The faculty members will evaluate the candidates on the basis of academic excellence and participation in the Drew community, including the French Department, the French Club and the Francophone House.

The winner(s) will be notified no later than May 15 for the fall program and no later than the end of the academic year for the following spring program.


For more information, please call Dr. Marie-Pascale Pieretti at (973) 408-3506.

Kristine Aurbakken Award

Endowed in 2006 by Else M. Adjali, John L. Aurbakken, Madani A. Adjali, and friends of long-time Drew professor Kristine Aurbakken, in memory of her inspired teaching. Awarded to students majoring or minoring in French with interest or specialization in North African literature, preferably Algerian, or other African literature in French, and demonstrating financial need. This scholarship replaces general scholarship funding and does not increase the recipient’s overall scholarship and/or financial aid award.

National French Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi

The National French Honor Society Pi Delta Phi was established to recognize outstanding scholarship in French Language and Francophone Literatures.Membership into Pi Delta Phi is an earned honor. Members must have enrolled in at least one semester of an upper-division French course and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in French and an overall GPA of 3.0. An invitation to join Pi Delta Phi demonstrates outstanding academic performance and will be celebrated with an induction ceremony held on campus in spring. Upon graduation, the student will graduate with “Honors.”

For more information, please contact Prof. Stefania Britt: sbritt@drew.edu

Pi Delta Phi offers scholarships for summer study abroad that recognize superior achievement in the study of the French language. The annual awards are designed to enable undergraduate regular members of an active chapter to continue their studies of the French language and the literatures and cultures of the French-speaking world. Award recipients are expected to take courses conducted in French and for credit. Learn more about these scholarships—The Joseph W. Yedlicka Awards and The Mary E. Gutermuth Award.

Burke Prize in Language and Literature

Endowed by Inez Nelbach in 1990 in honor of James B. Burke, trustee emeritus of the university. Awarded annually to a graduating senior who has majored with distinction in language or literature and who has also demonstrated a high level of competence in classical studies.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards

The Fulbright Commission and the International Agency of the French Ministry of Education, the Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques (CIEP), offer up to 10 awards for Fulbright English Teaching Assistants to France.  These 10 Fulbright ETA awards are part of the general French Government English Teaching Assistantship program, and are enhanced with an additional monthly stipend, a housing allowance where applicable, Fulbright enrichment programs, and guidance. Eligibility requirements include being a U.S. resident in good physical health with bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and having written and oral proficiency in the host country’s language. Learn more.