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Scholarships Check this site for scholarships for students who are studying French, as well as links to Scholarship America and Washboard, where you will find hundreds of other scholarships for which you might be eligible,and to the French departments of 4-year colleges in Washington.

We offer two kinds of scholarships, scholarships for high school seniors and college students living in Washington state to study French at a college or university in Washington, and Goldmark Scholarships for students who want to study in Nantes, France. Goldmark scholarships are awarded by Seattle-Nantes Sister City Association in honor of the Goldmark Family of Seattle.

Seattle-Nantes Sister City Association is composed of individuals and organizations interested in promoting close ties between the people of Seattle and Nantes, France.

Its goals are to advance educational, cultural, and commercial relations between Seattle and Nantes, and to inform and educate the public about our sister city. To further these goals, the association established Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars to encourage young people to study French language and culture and build a desire to visit or study in Nantes. +

this year's winners


Trevor McAllister-Day, a graduate of Bothell High School, is now at the University of Washington. His intended major is linguistics.

Bethany Liggard, a senior at UW majoring in French and linguistics, plans to pursue a career teaching French to high school students.

Megan Herndon, of the University of Washington where she majors in Communication and minors in French, was awarded the Goldmark Scholarship to study in Nantes.

previous winners


Sammi Clute, Whitman College.

Madison Hagen, Gonzaga University.

Stephanie Mock, Pacific Lutheran University.


Ali Graff, Washington State University.

Lauren Moses, University of Washington.

Natalie Andrus, Central Washington University.

Sylvia Stellmacher of the University of Washington was awarded the Goldmark Scholarship to study in Nantes for the entire academic year.


Griffin Taylor, University of Washington, was awarded the Frances Bennett endowed scholarship

Ari Kamaliazad, University of Washington.

Sophie Kangas, Western Washington University.

Jess Wagner, Seattle Pacific University.

Dana Talant and

Brent Kirschenbaum of the University of Washington were awarded Goldmark Scholarships to study in Nantes.


Afton Tyler, University of Washington

Gennie Gebhart, University of Washington

Melissa Peterson, University of Washington

Anne Gaskins, Whitman College

Goldmark Scholarships for study in Nantes were awarded to Rachel Ann Craig,a UW French major currently planning to teach French, and Faika Anna Mukendi, a UW double major in French and International Studies in Management.


Heather Lee, University of Washington.

Preston Albertine, University of Washington.

Molly Gibson, University of Puget Sound.

Emily Kramer, University of Washington.

Jaclyn Eruhow-Hagan was awarded the Goldmark Scholarship for study in Nantes in the 2009-2010 school year. She graduated from UW's Certificate of International Business program and served on the board of Seattle-Nantes Sister City Association.


Evelina Miropolsky, Whitman College. Evelina is the winner of our first endowed scholarship.

Ioana Nitulescu, University of Washington.

Ann Bauer, University of Washington.

Jessica Anderson and Katina Mathieson of the University of Washington were awarded the Goldmark Scholarship for study in Nantes in the 2008-2009 school year.


Desiree Olson University of Washington.

Chase Parker Seattle University.

Linnea Post, Seattle Pacific University.

Elizabeth St. Clair, Garrett Studhalter, and Samantha Rayner of the University of Washington shared the Goldmark Scholarship for study in Nantes in the 2007-2008 school year.


Jessica Anderson, University of Washington.

Nicole Beaudoin, University of Washington

Stephanie Kim, University of Washington.

Chelsea Leahy, Whitworth College.