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French Studies and Linguistics Financial Support

For the 2015-2016 academic year, the Department of French and Italian at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to offer 6-year scholarship packages of up to $26,000 annually for graduate study in French Studies and French Linguistics

Though funding packages may vary from student to student, a typical 2015-2016 Walther package is disbursed as follows:  

1st Year

Julia Emerson Walther Fellowship consisting of $26,000 annual stipend, a full tuition award, and additional scholarship funding of $1,859 that may be used to offset the cost of student health insurance

2nd Year

Teaching Assistantship in which the student assists primary instructors for a maximum annual total of $26,000: scholarships and the TA stipend totaling $21,000, eligibility for research support scholarship of $5,000, full tuition awards, and UT insurance benefits

3rd Year

Assistant Instructorship in which the student teaches one class per term for a maximum annual total of $26,000: scholarships and the AI stipend totaling $21,000, eligibility for research support scholarship of $5,000, full tuition awards, and UT insurance benefits

4th Year

Assistant Instructorship in which the student teaches one class per term for a maximum annual total of $26,000: scholarships and the AI stipend totaling $21,000, eligibility for research support scholarship of $5,000, full tuition awards, and UT insurance benefits

5th Year

Assistant Instructorship in which the student teaches one class per term for a maximum annual total of $26,000: scholarships and the AI stipend totaling $21,000, eligibility for research support of $5,000, full tuition awards, and UT insurance benefits

6th Year

Julia Emerson Walther Fellowship consisting of $26,000 annual stipend, a full tuition award, and additional scholarship funding of $1,859 that may be used to offset the cost of student health insurance

All students are eligible to receive up to $6,000 over 6 years to present work at academic conferences. In addition, each student is eligible for $500 in Enrichment Activity Funding.  

Students who choose to embark on programs of work culminating in a Ph.D. in six years or less may be eligible for an additional scholarship. Students entering with a BA are eligible for $15,000 for completion of the Ph.D. in four years, $10,000 with Ph.D. in five years and $5,000 with Ph.D. in six years. Those entering with an MA in French Studies or French Linguistics or with significant coursework are eligible for $10,000 for completion of the Ph.D. in four years and $5,000 with Ph.D. in five years.  

To be eligible for Research Support Scholarships, students work with their mentors to develop study or research proposals. These proposals are submitted in early spring for approval by the Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid Committee. The completed projects are reviewed in the fall.

Graduate students in French studies and French linguistics are supported by scholarships funded by a generous bequest from Mrs. Julia Emerson Walther. To learn more about Mrs. Walther please visit our Endowment page.

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