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The Meredith Hope Emerson Memorial Award for Study Abroad

To be awarded for French-language study in a French-speaking country, with preference given to current and former residents of the French Language Community.

Deadlines: last Friday before Thanksgiving for Spring Programs / first Monday after Spring Break for Summer & Fall Programs.

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Meredith Hope Emerson (1983-2008) was an outstanding student of French language, literature, and culture. She was the recipient of the Cecil Willcox Award for Excellence in French in 2005. An officer of the University of Georgia's chapter of the French Honor Society (Pi Delta Phi), Meredith received the Joseph Yedlicka Scholarship for Study Abroad awarded by the national organization of Pi Delta Phi in 2004. She was also a resident of the French Language Community during the academic year 2003-2004. Out of esteem and affection for her, faculty and students created an award that celebrates her love for and excellence in the study of French language and culture. Click here to apply for the Meredith Hope Emerson Memorial Award for Study Abroad.


Dave and Susan Emerson, Meredith's parents, are very appreciative and supportive of UGA's efforts to create the Meredith Hope Emerson Memorial Award for Study Abroad. The Emersons recall, "Meredith's study abroad experience made a wonderfully positive impression on her and changed her life. Setting up a scholarship to allow others to have such an experience is a very appropriate way of celebrating how her life was enriched through her time in France."

Tax deductible gifts to The Meredith Hope Emerson Memorial Award for Study Abroad can be made by check or credit card. Make checks payable to the UGA Foundation, and write "Meredith Emerson" in the memo line. Send checks to Antonella Perez Ferrero (Office Manager for the Romance Languages Department at the University of Georgia) c/o Romance Languages, 210 Herty Drive, Athens, GA 30602. To make donations via credit card, please go to the Romance Languages Fund page and choose the link to UGA's secure online portal. Write in "in memory of Meredith Emerson" in the comment at the check out point.

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