Maas Essay Deadline

Monday, October 1, 2018 5:00 PM

The Maas Prize awards of up to $5,000 for Continued Learning about France and French-­‐Speaking Cultures

Undergraduates in all schools of the University are invited to submit 2000-2500 word essays in French on a topic concerning Franco-American relations, broadly interpreted to be any topic of a comparative nature dealing with the language, culture, politics, society, business (or some similar or allied subject) of the United States and of France or any French-speaking nation or region.

The deadline the next competition (academic year 2018-2019) is October 1, 2018. Essays must be received by Ms. Kathy Halvorsen (kah6f@virginia.edu) in the Department of French by e-mail no later than 5:00 p.m. on that day. For complete details, see the guidelines that follow.

The contest is open to all undergraduate students of French at the University who are not native speakers of French and who have not learned their French primarily in French-speaking schools. Questions concerning eligibility can be discussed with Professor Krueger (Director of the Undergraduate Program in French).

The length of the essay should be between 2000 and 2500 words, about six to eight pages double-spaced. Each essay should have a title, and pages should be numbered. Essays are to be entirely the work of the participant; research materials must be referenced. 

For complete description, scroll down to MAAS Prize under Undergraduate Program.