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2019 AATF Summer Scholarships

Click here to see list of previous scholarship winners.

2019 applications for all scholarships must be submitted electronically at https://www.frenchteachers.org/hq/forms/scholarships/   We will accept applications beginning January 15, 2019.   The deadline for submissions has been extended to February 28, 2019.

Recommendations should be submitted to scholarships@frenchteachers.org .  

1.  AATF Professional Development Scholarships (confirmed)

The AATF will instituted two teacher Professional Development Scholarships for study abroad in a French-speaking country in the amount of $3000 each.  These scholarships will be open to AATF members only.  See guidelines below.  Click here for more information.

2.  Vichy, France

In 2019, the Cultural Service of the French Embassy will offer AATF members who teach at the K-12 levels one scholarship for study in France during the summer. The programs provide intensive study of French language, teaching French, and modern French culture.   The stage de perfectionnement will address French language teaching methodology and are aimed at teachers of French at the primary or secondary school levels.   The two-week stage will take place in France at a location selected by the Mission culturelle et universitaire française aux États-Unis.  The 2019 program was held in July 8-19 at the CAVILAM - Alliance française de Vichy.

Each grant includes (approximate):

  • Cost of the training program;
  • Train tickets from the arrival city in France to the city of the training center (round-trip, 2nd class)
  • Housing costs: homestay with a French family (breakfast and dinner included)
  • An allowance (about 225 euros in 2018, subject to change in 2019) covering lunches at the training center, and various expenses (purchase of books, bus tickets, etc.)
  • A $600 allowance for the purchase of international plane tickets (the purchase of the plane tickets is the responsibility of the participant).

Applicants must be full-time teachers in accredited U.S. schools, have been assigned to teach the French language and/or French culture in grades K-12 for the past three years, U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. (French citizens are not eligible to apply); and highly proficient in French (C1 level*).  Applicants must not have received a grant from the French government within the last 3 years.

* L’utilisateur de la langue au niveau C1 est autonome. Il est capable d’établir une communication aisée et spontanée. Il possède un répertoire lexical large et peut choisir une expression adéquate pour introduire ses commentaires. Il produit un discours clair, bien construit et sans hésitation qui montre l’utilisation maîtrisée des structures. 

3.  Francophonia Nice

Francophonia Nice is offering AATF members scholarships to their program.   Les scholarships cover a 2-week program with 25h of training, lectures, evening culinary experiences, and excursions to discover the Riviera. The program will cover the last week of June and the first week of July, although other dates may be possible.

Click here for more information on Francophonia Nice.

4.   French in Normandy

French in Normandy has generously offered a scholarship to their centre de français langue étrangère in Rouen.   The scholarship is either for "une stage linguistique d'une semaine (25 h) pour des dates au choix entre août 2019 et février 2020)" or for "une stage de méthodologie d'une semaine (30h) du 4 au 8 novembre 2019.    The scholarship does not include travel, meals, or lodging.

Etablie à Rouen depuis 1992, l’école French in Normandy, école de Français langue étrangère, a été primée de nombreuses fois. Membre du Groupement Fle, de IALC et de International House, détentrice du label Qualité Fle et citée « meilleure école de langue » pour la 5ème année consécutive, French in Normandy accueille chaque année plus de 1500 étudiants venus du monde entier. L’école offre la combinaison gagnante à toutes celles et tous ceux qui souhaitent apprendre le français ou simplement améliorer leurs compétences dans cette langue. Au programme : des cours de grande qualité dans une ambiance chaleureuse, idéale pour l’apprentissage, ainsi qu’un programme passionnant d’activités sociales et culturelles.

5.  Wallonie-Bruxelles International (not yet confirmed)

In 2018 and for the past decade, Wallonie-Bruxelles International offered two summer scholarships to Belgium for AATF members at the secondary or college levels. Recipients attended a two-week language training session at the Université de Liège.In the past the scholarships have included tuition and fees, housing in a university residence hall, and a stipend for meals. Transportation is at the charge of awardees.  Please note that these scholarships are intended for candidates who need to work on their French skills, and the programs do not generally address French language pedagogy.  

As a follow-up, recipients are expected to (1) prepare a cultural project on the country to be disseminated through the AATF and (2) present a session around the same topic at the 2020 AATF convention in Québec or the 2021 convention.

Other Scholarships

For information about the Walter Jensen Student Scholarship, click here.

General Requirements

Selection Process

Scholarships will be awarded to members who indicate a plan to use the scholarship to benefit themselves professionally and to enhance or expand the curriculum for students through a pedagogical project. Applications will be reviewed and the decisions will be announced within a month or so of the application deadline. A number of factors will be weighed: clarity and specificity of the candidate's statement and project (1-2 pages); reasons for applying and level of French (candidates are expected to have a level of proficiency which will allow them to follow university-level coursework in French); teaching assignment; evidence of professional commitment; future career plans in education; and letters of recommendation.


Links to application forms are found at the top of this page. 

Applicants should do the following:

  1. Complete the on-line application form at https://www.frenchteachers.org/hq/forms/scholarships/ .
  2. Submit two letters of recommendation via e-mail with the candidate's name and AATF Scholarships clearly indicated in the subject field to [scholarships@frenchteachers.org].  (One of the letters should come from the principal, dean, or department chairperson, and one from someone who knows the candidate and his/her work well.) These letters of recommendation should contain a serious, detailed evaluation of the applicant's professional and personal qualities.
  3. All materials must be received by February 28, 2019.


Created: November 11, 1999
Last Update: February 12, 2019