Stanton Willcox Wallace French Immersion Award
2024-2025 Academic Year

For French Majors and Minors

The Stanton Willcox Wallace French Immersion Award was established to honor students with a demonstrated interest in the French language and culture.

Stanton Willcox Wallace moved to Corvallis in 1941 to work for the Corvallis Gazette-Times and later opened and managed Cascade Printing Company.  Mr. Wallace majored in French in college and read novels in French until his death in 2003.  His wife, Alice Ingalls Wallace, was a member of the Speech Faculty at Oregon State University and both of their children are graduates of the university.  Mr. Wallace served as president of the OSU Dad’s Club in 1964 and was a charter member of the President’s Club.

The scholarship will be awarded in May 2024 in the amount of $1,000. The scholarship may be used for tuition/program fees related to a study-abroad program of at least one term in France approved by the Department and the French section Awards Committee.  

  1. Recipient must be a full time undergraduate student with a campus or Ecampus major or minor in French.
  2. Recipient shall use the funds to study abroad in France and to take classes related to his/her French major or minor.
  3. Recipient has a demonstrated interest in French.
  4. Recipient shall have a sophomore or junior class standing.
  5. Recipient shall have a minimum 3.00 GPA or above in French courses.
  6. Financial need shall not be a criterion in making this award.

The following must be received by the WLC office no later than Friday, May 10, 2024.

  1. Completed application form (available in department office).
  2. A current transcript (does not need to be official).
  3. A 1-2 page narrative statement describing the intended study-abroad program and its relevance to personal academic and career goals.
  4. Three letters of recommendation from individuals capable of assessing the applicant’s academic merit.

PDF application located here.

Applicants will be notified of the Awards Committee’s decision by Friday, May 17, 2024.