Attention! High School Students of French!
The Alliance Française d’Omaha (AFO) offers a scholarship program to encourage you to deepen your interest in the French language and culture during your high school years. Scroll down to see the scholarship application guidelines for 2020-2021!
We will award at least 5 scholarships of $500 each
Plus! Every eligible applicant will be given a free one-year membership to the Alliance Francaise d’Omaha.
Talk with your parents and teacher about this opportunity.
THE 2018-2019 AFO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM WAS A BIG SUCCESS!
FÉLICITATIONS TO THIS YEAR'S RECIPIENTS & THEIR TEACHERS!
Scholarship Winners, their parents and teachers:
Victoria Spent time as an “insider” in France. She stayed with “une Française” she had previously hosted in Omaha and then traveled with her aunt to live with different French families, including one whose home was an 18th century chateau. A real immersion experience!
“I am grateful to Alliance Française for this opportunity to learn about French history and culture and improve my French language skills on an immersion trip.”
Victoria wrote, “France was a really cool experience where I really got to test my French knowledge even more than I thought I would. I was chosen to be the French announcer for an Honor Band as they traveled to 7 countries, 5 performances, and endless thrilling experiences!” She remarked that it was an incredible adventure blending two of her greatest passions: French and music.
“As we boarded our final and delayed plane into Omaha, I reflected on the amazing journey. I was really proud of and excited about the French experience I had gotten and felt a new excitement and encouragement to continue my French in college this fall.”
Evangeline spent part of her time in France enrolled in a language institute. She wrote:
The longer I remained in France, the more I understood that language is not isolated. I learned that language is part of culture and culture is part of language. I made deeper connections with my classmates and I made lasting memories. These two weeks have inspired me even more to continue with my [French] studies.
Owen traveled with his classmates and thoroughly enjoyed himself, despite the fact that the luggage did not catch up with them for four days! He loved the homestay portion of his trip.
Ha Le participated in a school trip that included a homestay. She wrote, “I believe that this [the homestay] was the most valuable part of my trip. I stayed with a wonderful family who were so kind and thoughtful and taught me a lot on the French culture and took me to all the places I wanted to see (the Louvre, Palace de Versailles, and the Women’s World Cup Games). My French accent quickly improved, and I learned a lot of vocabulary. Being immersed into a family made me learn how to communicate and learn from context. I am so thankful for this experience and it made me see another culture in a different perspective. I am very thankful, honored and humbled to be able to travel to France and expand my knowledge and appreciation of the French language and culture.”
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Who may apply?
Must be 16 years or older by October 15th of the current year.
Has completed a minimum of 2 years of high school French
Currently is studying French at an Omaha-area high school (or a school within a 25-mile radius of Omaha)
Will be enrolled in French at the time of selection
BELOW ARE THE GUIDELINES FOR THE AFO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. Please read instructions carefully.
Letter of Recommendation Form (French Teacher)
Note: Family and relatives of board members, officers, contractors or employees of AFO are NOT eligible to apply for or receive a scholarship.