Dr. René Fabien and his great grandson, Andreas, June 3, 1990

PURPOSE: The fund is maintained to assist a JCU German major or minor, or a French or Spanish major with the financing of his/her summer, semester or year abroad in order to deepen and broaden his/her linguistic and cultural background. Such use of the fund is most representative of Dr. Fabien’s humanistic and cosmopolitan educational ideal and a worthy monument to his contributions to the education of countless JCU graduates. The grant is offered every academic year.

CONTRIBUTORS: In the early 1990s, friends and alumnae/alumni of Dr. Fabien, and of the German Section of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures, contributed these funds to be applied exclusively to further the educational goal of a JCU German language major. Today, the Fabien scholarship is open to both majors and minors in German. It has also been made available to majors in French and/or Spanish.

APPLICANTS: Qualified German majors/minors and French or Spanish majors are encouraged especially toward the end of their third semester to apply for the scholarship (see linked application form below).  Application deadline for study abroad programs to be undertaken in the academic year 2014-2015 is Monday, April 7, 2014.

SELECTION PROCESS: The selection committee will review the applications and recommend the award based on overall performance. Students who have made study abroad inquiries and/or submitted requisite applications are preferred.

The recipient will be notified by or before the end of the spring 2014 semester.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: One or two scholarships of several thousand dollars each, to be determined at the complete discretion of the Fund Drive Committee. The exact amount per award will also be determined by the number of awardees chosen. The name(s) of the recipient(s) will be announced approximately one week prior to Thursday, May 1, 2014, the day of the CMLC Dept. Awards Day Ceremonies, and included in the Awards Day program booklet.

The Fund Drive Committee:

Original Founding Committee and Honorary Committee: Dr. Heidi I. Stull, JCU Professor Emeritus of German (Chairperson); Mr. Robert Fabien; Mrs. Diana Thimmig, Esq, Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany

2010 – Committee: Dr. Andreas Sobisch, Chair; Dr. Katherine Gatto; Dr. Martha Pereszlenyi-Pinter
2011 – Committee: Dr. Andreas Sobisch, Chair; Dr. Enrique Luengo; Dr. Martha Pereszlenyi-Pinter
2012 – Committee: Dr. Andreas Sobisch, Chair; Dr. Enrique Luengo; Dr. Martha Pereszlenyi-Pinter
2013 – Committee: Dr. Andreas Sobisch, Chair; Dr. David G. Anderson; Dr. Martha Pereszlenyi-Pinter
2014 – Committee: Dr. Andreas Sobisch, Chair; Dr. David G. Anderson; Dr. Martha Pereszlenyi-Pinter

Application Form

Deadline Monday, April 7, 2014

Recipients

Recipient of ScholarshipYear
Paul M. Knaus1993
Sarah D. Sutton1994
Georgina K. Gatto1995
Gregory T. Smolinski1996
Steven J. Turacek1997
Kathryn M. Weir1998
Joseph L Mangan2006
Lauren E. Bradley and Meghann J. Hartman2007
Jennifer Lamparelli2009
Margaret Blackburn, Galyna Kavaka, Kaylee Sutton, Natalie Talis2010
Brittany Bockanic2011
study abroad at the University of Salamanca, Spain, ISA Spanish Language and Culture Program, Fall semester, 2011
Hannah Dubyoski2011
study abroad at the University of Valencia, Spain, ISA Spanish Language and Culture Program, Summer 2, 2011
Kathryn Hudzinski2011
study abroad at the University of Dortmund, Germany, International Summer Program, Summer, 2011
Cara Stamp2011
study abroad in Madrid, Spain, ISA Spanish Language and Culture Program, Fall semester, 2011
Zachary J. Langenderfer2012
German
Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, Summer 2012
Lauren M. McPherson2012
Spanish
Comillas Pontifical University, Fall semester 2012, Madrid, Spain
Aime Szymanski2012
French
UniversitŽ de Savoie, ChambŽry, France, Spring semester 2013, ISEP (International Student Exchange Programs)
DesirŽe N. Tercek2012
Spanish
College of International Studies (CIC), Madrid, Spain Fall semester 2012
Michael Paskert2013
German
Emigre Memorial German Internship Program through Cultural Vistas
Arthur Sloan2013
German
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management