Robert L. Liu Family Endowment:French Language and Culture Proficiency Award


  • Awarding Department: Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Scholarship Intent: To assist in defraying airfare expenses to undergraduates with a declared major or minor in French and classified graduate students in French studying one full academic year in France.
  • Criteria:
    1) French major or minor – perference given to majors.
    2) Student must submit documentation of acceptance from the SF State Office of International Program’s study abroad program with application.
    3) Financial need – must file a FAFSA to determine financial need.
  • Major: Single: French
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Upper Division(Junior/Senior); Grad: Masters
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: FULL-TIME; Grad: FULL-TIME
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Yes
  • Citizenship: US Citizen/Perm Res
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: 3.0; Grad GPA: 3.5
  • Contact Person: Berenice LeMarchand
  • Campus Address: HUM 534
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-7419
  • Email:
  • Web page:
  • Number of Awards: varies

Modern Languages and Literatures
Supplemental Questions
  1. Number of courses completed toward the French major and expected date of graduation.
  2. A brief description of your interest in French and Francophone language, literature and culture. Why did you chose to study this field? How will it foster your professional career and intellectual development? Write 600 - 900 words
  3. Explain why this award is needed and how it will be used, and how this amount will contribute to your ability to study abroad in France and your studies in French and continue your career. 500 - 600 words.