Next scholarship will be offered in 2024 (deadline: February 15, 2024)
The Marie-Louise Vermeiren Jackson Scholarship enables recipients to obtain proficiency in speaking the French language, unobtainable
in normal classroom work, by attending an accredited summer program of study for that purpose or by applying to the TAPIF program.
To be eligible for the Marie-Louise Vermeiren Jackson Scholarship, the applicant must:
The Alliance Française (AF) scholarship committee will weight need, merit, and the applicant’s career plans when awarding the scholarship in the amount of $3,000
Preference will be given to young professionals, but university students are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to residents of the tri-state area (PA-NJ-DE).
In addition, the recipient will be required to write a 500 word report describing their
experience in France.
The deadline for
applications to be received by the AF is February 15,
and candidates will be contacted by March 15th.
The applicant must submit all documents at once and label their documents as follows:
The scholarship is named in honor of Marie-Louise Vermeiren Jackson, a Belgian woman who dedicated her career to academia and philanthropy. In the 1950s, she came to the United States as a Fullbright scholar and taught French in Cheltenham High School. Later, she became an adjunct French professor and trustee at Arcadia University, where she was an advocate for study abroad programs.
The Alliance Française de Philadelphie wishes to thank the family of Marie-Louise Vermeiren Jackson,
for their generosity in establishing a scholarship program that will, in Mrs. Vermeiren Jackson's name, encourage, enable and promote the
study of the French language and culture among deserving young people.