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 2013-2014 is Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
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 2013 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 Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 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
February 22, 2013
|Recipient of Scholarship||Year|
|Paul M. Knaus||1993|
|Sarah D. Sutton||1994|
|Georgina K. Gatto||1995|
|Gregory T. Smolinski||1996|
|Steven J. Turacek||1997|
|Kathryn M. Weir||1998|
|Joseph L Mangan||2006|
|Lauren E. Bradley and Meghann J. Hartman||2007|
|Margaret Blackburn, Galyna Kavaka, Kaylee Sutton, Natalie Talis||2010|
|study abroad at the University of Salamanca, Spain, ISA Spanish Language and Culture Program, Fall semester, 2011|
|study abroad at the University of Valencia, Spain, ISA Spanish Language and Culture Program, Summer 2, 2011|
|study abroad at the University of Dortmund, Germany, International Summer Program, Summer, 2011|
|study abroad in Madrid, Spain, ISA Spanish Language and Culture Program, Fall semester, 2011|
|Zachary J. Langenderfer||2012|
Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, Summer 2012
|Lauren M. McPherson||2012|
Comillas Pontifical University, Fall semester 2012, Madrid, Spain
Universit de Savoie, Chambry, France, Spring semester 2013, ISEP (International Student Exchange Programs)
|Desire N. Tercek||2012|
College of International Studies (CIC), Madrid, Spain Fall semester 2012