Thanks to an extremely generous gift from a donor, the Department of World Languages and Literatures is able to offer substantial scholarships through the Mary Pettus Thomas Memorial Scholarship Fund to students pursuing a University of Memphis study abroad program. The exact amount awarded to each student will depend on the individual student's financial need.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must have a declared major in World Languages, have achieved Junior standing (60 hours), have at least a 3.00 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and have a letter of support from a faculty member in the department.

The funding is contingent on enrollment and participation in a study abroad program. Please note that students applying for this scholarship should also apply for the Study Abroad scholarship awarded by the Study Abroad office, which is different from this scholarship.

The department is not currently accepting applications.  We anticipate having some funding available for Spring 2019, with an announcement appearing in September.

Mary Pettus Application Form

For more information, contact:

Dr. Will Thompson
Chair, Department of World Languages and Literatures
The University of Memphis