Jacques Brion Scholarship
The Jacques Brion Scholarship enables recipients :
- to obtain proficiency in speaking the French language, unobtainable in their normal curriculum of studies, by attending one full year (6 sessions of 6 weeks, 2 hrs / week) of group classes (online or in-person) offered by Alliance Française Miami Metro for that purpose.
To be eligible for the Jacques Brion Scholarship, the applicant must:
- Be a high school or university student with a declared major (or required credit) other than French.
- Be a university student with a declared major and career objective requiring proficiency in the French language.
Be a young professional needing to add knowledge of the French language to his/her resume for a better chance of hire or advancement.
- Preference will be given to residents of the Miami Metro / Palm Beach area or to out-of-town students matriculated at a University in Florida.
The Alliance Française Miami Metro (AFMM) scholarship committee will weigh need, merit, and the applicant’s career plans when awarding the scholarship.
The scholarship is evaluated to a $1560 cost. No money will be handed directly to the recipient. AFMM will pay the registration fee, class enrollment and books.
The applicant must submit via email, to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The application form and cover letter: Download application form
A written essay in English of 600 words maximum, describing reasons for applying, career plans, and intended benefits to be derived from the
program of study. (.doc or .pdf)
For Professionals, one letter of recommendation from the applicant’s colleagues or employer. (.doc or .pdf).
- For university and high school students, a current official transcript of grades and one faculty letter of recommendation (.doc or .pdf sent from the professor's university/school e-mail address).
The Alliance Française of Miami Metro wishes to thank the Brion family, the private and corporate donors, the French Florida Associations FACC and CCE, for their generosity in establishing a scholarship program that will, in Jacques Brion’s name, encourage, enable and promote the study of the French language and culture among deserving and enthusiastic young people.
The scholarship is named in honor of Jacques Brion, who was instrumental in founding the Alliance Française Miami Metro and became its first President in 2018. Jacques worked tirelessly with the French authorities to obtain the official accreditation of the AFMM and firmly believed that South Florida deserved a great Alliance to promote the French language and francophone cultures.