The Leanne Freas Trout Scholarship in French and Francophone Studies is awarded annually to a member of the rising junior class. It is designed to recognize high academic achievement in French, strong promise of active and enthusiastic linguistic and cultural immersion, and positive leadership within the classroom and program.
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French Travel Photo The Leanne Freas Trout Exploration Travel in French & Francophone Studies was established in 2018 with a gift from Leanne Freas Trout, Class of 1950. It provides up to $5,000 to one or two outstanding sophomore, junior, or senior student(s), majoring in French & Francophone Studies, for innovative research-related travel in continental France or a Francophone country. It seeks to support students who wish to undertake research or creative work, an internship or service learning experience that is inspired by a desire to delve more deeply into a French- or Francophone-related subject and/or that is linked to future thesis work.
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The Candis Boyer Coxe Cultural Enrichment Fund provides a limited number of scholarships for students who wish to spend a semester or a year abroad in the Bucknell en France program and for whom the choice to study abroad presents a financial challenge. This fund is designed to enhance students' cultural immersion experience while alleviating some of the financial pressures of international study.
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Prizes and Awards

Every academic year, during Commencement Weekend at the President's Senior Award Ceremony, Bucknell offers two endowed and named awards for excellence in French and Francophone studies to members of the senior class.

Samuel Lewis Ziegler Prize

Established by the late Samuel Lewis Ziegler, M.D., LL.D., Class of 1880, this prize is awarded to the members of the class in French conversation who excel in this subject.

  • 2018 Recipients: Haley Brown and Elizabeth Lampe
  • 2017 Recipient: Sabine Sellers
  • 2016 Recipients: Elizabeth A. Baldwin and Allison C. Friedlander

The Jeannine C. Liutkus Prize

This prize is given to the Bucknell en France students who, through individual initiative and perseverance, improved his or her proficiency in French, made the most of the opportunity to live in the French culture, and showed significant personal growth.

  • 2018 Recipients: Rose Quispe and William Peterson
  • 2017 Recipients: Colleen Alexander and Josiah Hannah
  • 2016 Recipients: Brandon P. Dellafave and Eleanor A. McCabe