Prizes and Scholarships

Department of French Awards

  • The Willis C. Behoteguy Prize, to the major student who has the highest standing in French at the end of the junior year.
  • The John W. Olthouse Prize, to the major student who has the highest standing in French at the end of the senior year.

Other Prizes and Scholarships

  • The Mary Sanborn Allen Prize, to a student majoring in a foreign language who has benefited most from study outside the United States.
  • TheFrances Guille-Secor Memorial Fund, providing scholarship income for a student with financial need who has demonstrated high competence in French language, literature, and civilization, as well as in other studies.
  • TheG. Pauline Ihrig Fund in French, awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated both academic achievement and financial need. First preference is to be given to a student who is studying French and who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship in the language.

Please note:  In determining prize recipients, consideration will also be given to the number of courses students have taken within the department.

Phi Sigma Iota

Qualified students of French are invited to join Phi Sigma Iota, the International Foreign Language Honor Society. In each of the past ten years a French student from The College of Wooster has won a major prize in the Annual French Contest of the Maison Française de Cleveland (affiliated with the international Alliance Française).