Graduate Student Awards and Scholarships

To apply for a graduate assistantship, please submit your application for admission to the LSU Graduate School. Department’s requirements.

Édouard Glissant Tout-Monde Assistantship for PhD studies in French Studies

Award Amount: up to $25,000 annually. Édouard Glissant was distinguished professor in the department of French Studies and Director of the Center for French and Francophone Studies from 1988 to 1993. Author of more than 40 books, he is a world-renowned novelist, poet, essayist, playwright and thinker. His concepts, Relation, creolization, Tout-Monde have revolutionized the field of literary writing and literary criticism the world over. We have named this prestigious assistantship to honor the profound influence he had at Louisiana State University as a colleague and as a teacher. Exceptional PhD students are invited to apply for the assistantship. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2018.


Elliott Dow Healy Memorial Fellowship 

Award Amount: $1,000 per year or as funding permits. Eligibility Criteria: Fellowship is awarded to a graduate student/students in French with special preference given to students who show marked interest and competence in the study or research of Old French or Old Provençal. The recipient must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above and an overall 3.5 GPA in French. 


Teaching Assistant Award  

Award Amount: $250 or as funding permits. 


Adam Shelby Holmes Trappey Scholarship 

Award Amount: $1,000 or as funding permits. The scholarship is awarded to the most outstanding incoming graduate student in French. The recipient must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above and an overall 3.5 GPA in French.  


Joel Lafayette Fletcher Graduate Award

Award amount: $500 or as funding permits. The award is given to a graduate student who promotes the preservation of French culture.