Graduate Student Awards and Scholarships

To apply for a graduate assistantship, please submit your application for admission to the LSU Graduate School. Department’s requirements.

Édouard Glissant Tout-Monde Assistantship for PhD studies in French Studies

We are proud to offer a $25,000 fellowship to the top two applicants to the graduate program in French Studies at Louisiana State University. The assistantship will support these applicants throughout their graduate work in French at LSU through the Ph.D. Students holding BA or MA degrees should apply to the Ph.D. program to be considered for the Glissant fellowship. This prestigious award is named after the world-renowned poet, novelist, essayist, and theorist, Edouard Glissant who directed the Center for French and Francophone Studies at LSU from 1998 to 1993. The extended deadline for applications is March 15, 2023.

Elliott Dow Healy Memorial Fellowship 

Award Amount: $1,000 per year or as funding permits. Eligibility Criteria: Fellowship is awarded to a graduate student/students in French with special preference given to students who show marked interest and competence in the study or research of Old French or Old Provençal. The recipient must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above and an overall 3.5 GPA in French. 

Teaching Assistant Award  

Award Amount: $250 or as funding permits. 

Adam Shelby Holmes Trappey Scholarship 

Award Amount: $1,000 or as funding permits. The scholarship is awarded to the most outstanding incoming graduate student in French. The recipient must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above and an overall 3.5 GPA in French.  

Joel Lafayette Fletcher Graduate Award

Award amount: $500 or as funding permits. The award is given to a graduate student who promotes the preservation of French culture.