Scholarships and Awards
MARY L. DURNION SCHOLARSHIP
This award is given in recognition of excellent academic work done at Ohio University, especially in the area of French. Based on merit and achievement and not limited to financial need, the award is intended for full-time, junior or senior students at the main campus of Ohio University majoring or minoring in French with an overall 3.0 grade point average and a 3.5 minimum GPA in French.
URSULA FEER FARFEL SCHOLARSHIP
This recently endowed scholarship for a student majoring in French, German, Russian or Spanish is a gift from Dr. Gilbert Farfel and his wife Ursula Feer Farfel, a 1956 Ohio University graduate. The Farfel scholarship:
- will be awarded to an incoming first-year undergraduate student who will major in French, German, Russian, or Spanish (majors offered in the Department of Modern Languages at Ohio University).
- will cover instate tuition for four years, contingent upon the student maintaining a 3.0 GPA (both overall and in the language major).
- will be need based. Need will be determined by the Ohio University Office of Financial Aid, which uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility.
IRENE DATES FRASER SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship fund honors the memory of Irene Victoria Dates Fraser, who received her BSEd. in Secondary Education (French) from Ohio University in 1942. She taught at Chagrin Falls High School, Petersburg High School, and Austintown Fitch High School.
This need-based scholarship, to be awarded in the amount of $2000 annually, is intended for students enrolled in the College of Education on the Athens campus of Ohio University and majoring in Spanish or French in Secondary Education. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
LASH AND LEETE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is established in the memory of Greta A. Lash and Constance B. Leete, both professors emeritae of Ohio University. It is given in recognition of excellent academic work done at the university, especially in the area of French (or, every second year, in English).
GEORGE AND JUNE MATTSON SCHOLARSHIP
This need-based award, given in alternating years to Spanish majors enrolled in secondary education and to Chemistry majors, is for students on the Athens campus with a minumum grade point average of 3.4.
June (Dudley) Mattson, a 1944 graduate of Ohio University, is a retired Spanish/ English teacher, who taught Spanish at Whitehall Yearling High School in Whitehall, Ohio (suburb of Columbus) during the final nineteen years of her teaching career. Her husband, George Mattson, is a retired chemical engineer of Ethyl Corporation, Research and Development Division.
MAXINE McCRORY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This need-based scholarship, established by Beth Carsman in memory of her niece, Maxine McCrory, who graduated from Ohio University in 1965, is intended for full-time undergraduate students attending the Athens campus of Ohio University and majoring either in economics or in modern languages.
MARY T. NOSS SCHOLARSHIP
This award, given in recognition of excellent academic work done at Ohio University, especially in the area of French, is named for a professor who taught French at Ohio University from 1914 until her retirement in 1956, and who served as department chair as well.
MANUEL ANTONIO SERNA-MAYTORENA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This award is established in memory of a long-time OU faculty member. Professor Serna-Maytorena, a prolific scholar and creative writer who tirelessly aided students in their efforts to learn Spanish, directed the university’s study abroad program in Mexico on many occasions. Funds in this account are to be used to encourage students to continue their studies in Spanish language and culture at Ohio University.
URDA TRAENKLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This award, intended for a German major or minor enrolled at Ohio University, is to be used for tuition, room and board, or other educationally related expenses.
GERALD T. WILKINSON MEMORIAL AWARD
This cash award, established by an anonymous donor on the 100th anniversary of Dr. Wilkinson’s birth, is made to one or more graduating seniors who have exemplified outstanding academic performance and received the highest marks in French.
Professor Wilkinson, a native Ohioan, taught modern languages at Ohio University from 1929 to 1960. He received his AB degree from Wabash College in 1911 and earned his MA (1912) and his PhD (1928) at Harvard University. He died in Athens in 1965.
STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships are also available for study abroad.