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Jan 8, 2013 5:46 PM by KATC

CODOFIL announces scholarship program

For over thirty years, the CODOFIL : Louisiana Office of Francophone Affairs has administered various scholarships to Louisianians thanks to agreements with its international partners. Upon updating and re-signing its agreements with France and the French Community of Belgium last October, CODOFIL has some exciting adaptations to its scholarship program to announce.

As always, selected Louisiana students and teachers of French will have the opportunity to fine-tune their heritage language while participating in a cultural exchange in fellow Francophone countries. This year, the participating universities are Université de Moncton in New Brunswick, Université Sainte-Anne in Nova Scotia, Ecole Suisse de Paris and Institut Catholique de l'Ouest in France and Université de Mons in Belgium. For the first time in many years, these scholarships will again be open to French minors in addition to French majors. CODOFIL hopes that by opening the scholarships to those studying other disciplines, there will be a more diverse representation of French speakers in Louisiana's various industries in years to come.

"These scholarships afford Louisiana students and professionals the opportunity to live in an entirely Francophone environment while simultaneously perfecting their academic and professional skills in French. This allows them to return to Louisiana and eventually use their French in every imaginable workplace setting," says CODOFIL Executive Director Joseph Dunn.

Those interested in applying for a scholarship should download a scholarship booklet and application by visiting Codofil.org. The deadline to send in all required application materials and to have taken the Oral Proficiency Interview is Monday, February 11th. For more information, please contact Erin Stickney at 337.262.5983 or info@codofil.org.
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