French Assistantship

The purpose of this award is to bring to St. Olaf College for one year a native speaker of French who can successfully pursue a program of undergraduate studies while serving as a representative of Francophone culture on campus. The recipient will spend three-fourths of her/his time pursuing her/his own program of studies, and one-fourth carrying out duties related to the assistantship.


  • Native speaker of French
  • Between 20 and 24 years of age
  • Successfully completed two years of university studies (with a strong record of academic achievement) or will have attained an equivalent level of educational achievement during the summer preceding the starting date of the Assistantship/Scholarship
  • Furnish proof of having scored 550 or above on the TOEFL examination (paper-based version) or 80 or above on the computer-based version of the TOEFL
  • Assist faculty in the Department of Romance Languages with class-related activities and organize activities in the Maison française, which will acquaint the residents of the house and other students of French with the francophone culture and civilization.

Each year several aspirants apply, but only one is selected. All applicants will be notified of our decision after March 1.

French Assistantship Information and Application