Department Scholarships

For any new first-year student enrolling for the academic year at Xavier. The student must declare French, German or Spanish as a major. Awarded on the basis of a competitive exam, usually given in March. One $2000 scholarship is awarded to the top scorer on each examination and is renewable up to four years provided the recipient is a full-time student and maintains an overall 3.00 grade point average freshman year and a 3.25 thereafter.

The Joseph E. and Jeanne Bourgeois French Awards

Established by the family and friends of the late Joseph and Jeanne Bourgeois and presented to students achieving excellence in the study of French.

The Joseph E. Bourgeois German Award

Presented to the student displaying the most proficiency in the use of the German language.

Alliance Francaise John Eick Memorial Scholarship

Granted to a student of French for study abroad. The annual scholarship is usually for around $750.00.

Fredin Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship program covers a substantial part of the cost of one academic year's study at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. Scholarship competition is offered annually and open to all Xavier undergraduate students, regardless of major. One must demonstrate an interest in and aptitude for language study as well as seriousness of purpose for study abroad. Applications are available each fall semester through the Office of the Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences. For more information please visit

The Goethe Institute Award

Presented to a student achieving excellence in the study of German at the intermediate level.

The Matias G. Vega Spanish Award

Presented to the senior demonstrating the highest linguistic achievement in Spanish and interest in Hispanic culture.