Conrad Lester Memorial Scholarship

The Conrad Lester Memorial Scholarship is given to undergraduate students to support, promote, and encourage the study of the language, literature, and culture of the German-speaking world. Eligible students must be currently enrolled in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts and are either Modern Languages majors with German as one of their language concentrations or a German minor. This scholarship is merit-based, and final recipients are selected by the chair of Modern Languages and Literatures in consultation with the Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. Scholarship recipients are eligible for renewal, but the scholarship is not automatically renewed.

Elsbeth Schulz-Bischof Memorial Scholarship

The Elsbeth Schulz-Bischof Memorial Scholarship is a small endowed scholarship given to a worthy student for the study of a modern language either abroad in western Europe or locally. The student is selected by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Scholarship recipients are eligible for renewal but the scholarship is not automatically renewed.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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German Awardees

Teaching Assistants Program in France (TAPIF)

Every year, the French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. offer approximately 1,500 teaching assistantships for American citizens and permanent residents to teach English in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France as well as in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.

Students can find more information about the program, eligibility criteria, and how to apply at

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET Program)

The JET Program is a wonderful opportunity for you to teach English in Japan. You do not need to have studied Japanese or majored in English as long as you are very interested in Japanese culture.

Founded in 1987, JET has sent more than 70,000 participants from around the globe (including more than 35,800 Americans) to work in schools, boards of education, and government offices throughout Japan. What makes JET unique is that it is the only teaching exchange program managed by the government of Japan. With more than 55 countries around the world currently participating in JET, this program offers a unique cultural exchange opportunity to meet people from all around the world, living and working in Japan. Before departing for Japan and upon return, there are a number of JET alumni organizations that host social, volunteer, and professional development activities to help individuals through the transition process. Becoming a JET puts you in an elite network of incredible individuals. Join us for the adventure of a lifetime!

You can receive general information regarding the program at